Donald Charles Carlin

Donald Charles Carlin, 81, of Ridgefield, CT, formerly of Harrison, NY, passed away on March 18, 2015 at Danbury Hospital.

Donald was born in Rye, NY on March 13, 1934; a son of the late Andrew and Rita (O’Neill) Carlin. He graduated from Alfred University in 1957 where he played football and was voted “Little All-American” and later was inducted into Alfred University’s Hall of Fame. Subsequent to college, Donald served in the US Army attained the rank of 1st Lieutenant.

Donald had been a longtime school administrator in the Harrison, NY Public School system. A resident of Ridgefield for the past 16 years, Donald enjoyed playing golf, reading and working outdoors. His primary focus after retirement, however, was caring for and spending time with his grandchildren each of who have thrived by his patient, thoughtful and loving nature.

He is survived by his two daughters, Donna Carlin of Norwalk, CT and Andrea Carlin of Andover, MA and by four grandchildren; Christian, Jillian, Madeleine and Rachel.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 1:15p.m. at St. Mary’s Church; 55 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield.

Interment will take place in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ridgefield.

Friends will be received at the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield on Monday, March 23, 2015 from 11 a.m. to12:45 p.m.

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