Donald B. Gordon of Hamden, passed away peacefully on Nov. 4, 2008 with his beloved wife Dorothy Schontag Gordon at his side. Donald was the son of the late John & Bernice Conroy Butterfass. He leaves two sisters, Deborah Butterfass of Hamden & Barbara Butterfass of St. Albans, Maine. At Don's request, his funeral will be private. Please take a moment and say a little prayer for this great husband, son, brother and friend to many. If one wishes, contributions in his memory may be made to: The Hospital of St. Raphael Foundation, or to it's Lung Life Program at the Hospital of St. Raphael, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06511. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden.

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  1. Dear Dorothy, I am so very saddened to learn of Don’s passing. Although it’s been a long time since I last saw the two of you I have never forgotten what a great guy he was. Whenever I remember my days at NHSB Don is the first person to come to mind. Always cheerful, always inspiring, always joking and always a gentleman. He will be missed by so many in this world but boy, Heaven must be so pleased. We will always have him in our hearts.You have my deepest sympathy. JoAnn Cortiglio Marelli

  2. Dear Dorothy, I was so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with him at the Bank for many years. He was a dear friend and mentor. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Richard Dwyer

  3. Debbie, Barb, and Dorothy, I am SO very sorry to hear about Donald’s passing. I know how vital he was to the family. I will always remember our shopping trips to Christmas Tree Shops, etc. and will always be grateful for the care and concern he always had for me and my boys. He always listenened with his heart and at the same time gave very sound, logical advice. Love to you all. He is now with all our loved ones who have gone .home. Love you, Pam

  4. Dorothy, Deborah and Barbara – I was very sorry to hear about Don’s death. My sympathy and prayers are with each of you. I am glad that we did reconnect once I moved to Connecticut and I will remember him fondly. Tommy

  5. Dorothy, I was greatly saddened to read of Don’s passing this morning. The world has lost another great man. I met him long ago when he was a dissatisfied client of mine and our friendship developed from there and lasted for years after. He helped me and my son when we needed it most as I’m sure he helped many others along the way. I’ll always remember how fondly he spoke of you and the closeness of your marriage. I meant to call him after we both retired but you know how those things go. I feel very fortunate to have know him and am sorry the funeral is private. If it weren’t you’d need a very large room to hold all his friends. Our deepest condolences. Janet, Bill and Todd Waldron

  6. Dorothy, I was so saddened to hear about Don’s passing this morning. He always made me laugh when I spent time with him. I know that my folks are deeply saddened by the loss. As a child, I remember many gatherings together with you and Don and how much fun we would always have. My condolencences to you and your family. I will miss him.

  7. I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was a friend for many years and will be greatly missed. I met Don back in the 60’s when he was the Head Teller at the Hamden office of NHSB. My deepest condolences to Dorothy and family.

  8. I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I worked for him at NHSB. He was always so helpful in whatever I needed. His sense of humor will always be remembered and appreciated. He helped anyone who needed help without question. I will always appreciate his help when I worked at NHSB. My condolences to Dorothy and all his family. You will be truly missed by all the lives you touched.

  9. I am so sorry to hear of Dons passing. To me he was a true friend for many years. He was someone who was always there when needed, never questioned why and was supportive no matter what. I will always remember his kind words and gentle ways. He will never be forgotten. Don was one of the best gifts I received from New Haven Savings Bank.

  10. I worked with Don in the late 1950’s in the Bond Dept. at CT. Savings Bank. Don was always pleasant and friendly. He was a good friend. My deepest sympathy to his family.

  11. I worked with Don in the late 80’s @ New Haven Savings Bank in the Human Resource Dept. He was my supervisor. I will always remember him for his laugh, sense of humor, fairness and a smile that would light up the room. He was a great person. My condolences to his family.

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