Donald Gilbert Coates, Jr., 81, of Amston, passed away peacefully on the morning of June 26, 2019 at Middlesex Hospital. Born March 4, 1938 in Willimantic, he was a son of the late Donald and Margaret (Barry) Coates. Those who knew him will remember Donald as a hardworking man who enjoyed to play a game of setback, and loved his friends and family. He is survived by his sisters Virginia Phelps, and Carleen Coates both of Amston, his sister-in-law Christine Coates of Colchester, his niece Julie Terp and her husband Michael of Norwich, and numerous extended family and friends, in addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brother Gordon Coates, and sister Patricia Biron. The family would like to express their gratitude to Donald’s caregiver Osel “Jose” Agyel who assisted him for several years.
Calling hours will be held on July 1, 2019 from 4 – 6 PM at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home in Colchester, burial will take place directly at the New Hebron Cemetery on Wall Street on July 2, 2019 at 11 AM. For online condolences, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com