NAUGATUCK — Donald V. Lahey, 77, beloved husband of Barbara (Stryjewski) Lahey, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Cheshire House.
Mr. Lahey was born in Waterbury on May 14, 1941, son of the late Timothy Francis and Gertrude (Holian) Lahey. A longtime Naugatuck resident, he retired from ITW Anchor Stampings in Waterbury. After retirement, he was proud to have worked at the Naugatuck Valley
Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home with his extended “funeral home” family.
Donald proudly served his country in the United States Marines, and was a member of the Marine Corps. League of Waterbury, the American Legion Post 17 and Catholic War Veterans in Naugatuck. He was an active parishioner of St. Hedwig Church and served as past president of the Holy Name Society, and was presently a member of St. Anthony’s Church in Prospect. In 2003, Don was recipient of the St. Joseph Archdiocesan Medal of Appreciation.
Besides his wife Barbara of 48 years, he leaves his son, Christopher P. Lahey and his wife, Sonia, of Prospect; his daughter, Karen Radisch and her husband, Adam, of Cumming, Ga.; his sister, Ann C. Mulhall of Waterbury; his five grandchildren, Brandon and Maya Radisch, and Sierra, Lexi, and Jacob Lahey; and several nieces and nephews. Don was predeceased by his sister, Mary Francis Dumschott.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10 a.m. at St. Hedwig Church, 32 Golden Hill St., Naugatuck. Those attending are asked to please meet at the church at 9:45 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in St. James Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck. Members of the Naugatuck Veteran’s Council will meet at 6 p.m. Per Donald’s wishes, those attending services are asked to please refrain from wearing black attire.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road SW, Lilborn, GA 30047.
To send an online condolence, visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.