Don Dallas, kind, caring and loving husband of Marie Dallas, passed away peacefully on August 28, 2021. Born on May 21, 1940 in Danbury, CT he was the son of Mary and Samuel Dallas.
Don spent his life fighting for the underdog. In various positions over the course of his career he worked with and for the homeless, mentally challenged, and unemployed, for single moms and for others living below the poverty level, and for those otherwise marginalized. He will be remembered for his kind heart, quirky sense of humor, and his love of ice cream.
At age 15 Don bought his first guitar with money saved from his job as a reporter for the local paper. He remained devoted to the Gibson until the end; the newspaper reporting led to a career in communications. A consummate writer, he was always engrossed in some project, be it an autobiographical essay, social commentary, or philosophical musings.
He was an excellent step-father, willing to take on four kids without flinching, and throwing his whole heart into the well-being of the family.
Don is survived by his wife, Marie, stepson Nano and his wife, Jane, stepson Andres, stepson Cristian and his wife Justine, stepdaughter Cynthia and her husband Brian, and his grandchildren Lily, Blake, Kyle, Slade, Farah, Hannah, Jacob and Catalina. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Mary Ellen.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, September 5, 2021 at 12 p.m. at Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT. Burial will be private.
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