DONALD A. BARKER, SR. Donald A. Barker, Sr., 77, of Worth Ave., Hamden, husband of the late Norma Jenkins Barker, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at CT Hospice. He was born in New Haven, a son of the late Walter T. and Maude Elliott Barker and lived in Hamden since 1955. He was a quality control manager at Camco Fittings Co. of Hamden for 30 years prior to retiring in 1994. Mr. Barker was a member of the B.P.O.E. Hamden Chapter # 2224, a former member of Hamden Vol. Fire Dept., Co # 9, he served in the US Army during the Korean War, and enjoyed boating. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Lee Marks of Beacon Falls, a son, Donald ''Sandy'' Barker, Jr. of Hamden, a sister, Jean B. Hanley and her husband Walter Hanley of Hamden, 2 brothers John ''Jack'' Barker, Sr. and his wife Jean Barker and Walter Barker, Jr. and his wife Dottie Barker all of New Haven and 4 grandchildren, Jacob, Justin, Kathryn & Alyson Marks. Also survived by a sister-in-law, Gloria Elliott. Mr. Barker was predecesed by a sister, Rosolia Barker, 2 brothers, Frank & William Elliott and a sister-in-law, Jean Elliott. Funeral service Sat., March 20, 2004 at 10 A.M. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Friends may call Friday from 5-8 P.M. Burial with military honors in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405 or to the American Cancer Society, 127 Washington Ave., P.O. Box 188, North Haven, CT 06473. For information or to send a condolence please see

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  1. Dear Wendy and Sandy and family: We were saddened to hear about your dad. Jack and Don\’s friendship goes back to the days when both the Barkers and the Donovans lived on Pond Street. Our prayers are with you and yours. Sincerely Mollie and Jack

  2. To the Barker Family We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to all of you at this time. Don was sure loved and enjoyable to have around for the many times that we shared together. He will be surely missed by us.

  3. Wendy, Lee and Family, We are very sorry to hear of your Dad\’s passing. Our Prayers to you and your family. Matt & Teres

  4. Wendy, we are very sorry to hear of your loss. We are sorry that we did not know sooner. Our thoughts are with you and your family

  5. Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories. To Wendy, Sandy, and Lee: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. From the Milici\’s

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