Donald Mark Papuga, 81, passed away peacefully on October 22, 2021, at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. Born in Springfield MA on July 31, 1940, son of the late Stanley Papuga and the late Laura Marchewka Papuga of Indian Orchard, MA. Donald earned his bachelor’s degree at the International College in Springfield and then his law degree from the University of Baltimore. Donald enjoyed listening to classical music, reading and anything related to the University of Notre Dame. He leaves behind his sons Kevin (Catherine Dell’Oro) Papuga of Wallingford, and Dwight Papuga of Norwalk, his grandson Kevin Dino Papuga of Wallingford, and his former wife Kathleen Papuga of Norwalk. He was predeceased by his Aunt Patricia Marchewka of Indian Orchard, MA
The family wishes to thank the staff at Marbridge Retirement in Cheshire who cared for him these many years. They also wish to thank the staff at CT Hospice in Branford for making his last days as comfortable as possible. A very special thanks to Dr Johanna LaSala and the entire staff at Yale for giving Donald the extra time he had to share with his family, especially his grandson Kevin Dino. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations are made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405 in Donald’s memory. There will be a small celebration luncheon to remember Donald on Saturday November 6, 2021. Intermittent will be private and at the convenience of the family.