Obituary of Donald L. LaBombard
Donald Louis LaBombard,82, passed away on September 24, 2023 at The Hearth in Glastonbury, Connecticut. He was the son of the late Edgar and Mary LaBombard. He grew up in Groton, Connecticut and played football at Fitch High School graduating with All Star honors his senior year. As an engineering student at Boston University, he met Polly Kugel, who became the love of his life for fifty-nine years. They married in 1964 and settled in Connecticut as Don started his professional career at Pratt & Whitney. After completing his MBA at the University of Hartford, he was employed by Aetna Life & Casualty. Tired of corporate life, he convinced Mary Harris to sell her store, Don then formed Glastonbury Stationers which became a popular destination for office supplies and stationery for twenty-one years. Don was a former regional representative for the National Office Products Association. He was a member of the Glastonbury Rotary Club serving as President during his long tenure, He was an avid golfer, photographer, hiker and a health conscious walker. During his retirement he enjoyed playing poker and book group discussions with his friends.
In addition to his professional achievements, Don was dedicated to his family. He was a loving husband to Polly and his three children, Kristin, Jeffrey, and Ryan. They will remember his gentle and kind nature, his adventurous spirit and his thoughtful parenting skills. He cherished his five grandchildren, Aaron, Sarah and Anna Decker and Posy and Owen LaBombard. Don was always available to offer his time and energy to hear of the events going on in their lives. Throughout his life, Don was known for his generosity and kindness. May his soul rest in peace and his memories live in the hearts of his family and friends.
A memorial service will be held on October 7, 2023, at the Congregational Church in South Glastonbury at 2:00 pm, 949 Main Street South Glastonbury, CT, 06073. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Don’s name may be made to South Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association at www,.alz.org. For online condolences, please visit www.mulryanfh.com.