Donald Francis Byrnes

March 2, 1945 ~ November 7, 2021 (age 76)


Donald Francis Byrnes, 76, formerly of Bogota, peacefully left us on November 7, 2021, after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease.  Born March 2, 1945 in Middletown, CT, to the late Henry & Maybelle Byrnes, he grew up in Cromwell, CT.  As a teenager, he worked in a bowling alley as a pin setter and came in 2nd in a National Bowling Competition in Washington DC.  He later achieved his goal of bowling a Perfect (300) game!  He graduated Georgetown University and became a Certified Public Accountant.  In 1968, he was drafted into the US Army where he served for 2 years, then settled in Bogota, NJ. Donald is predeceased by his sister Margaret Rosano. He leaves behind his daughters Jamie Byrnes and fiancé Robert Hascup and 6 grandcats, Allison Schoonhen and husband Dan, grandsons, Tommy and Andy Schoonhen, his sister Ellen LaPointe and husband Armand of Durham, CT., and 14 nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Caring About the Strays (C.A.T.S.), Inc. 80 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ 07675

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