Donald E. Gonyea


Donald E, Gonyea, 72, of Altona, passed away Monday, March 4, 2019, at the UVM Health Network-CVPH. He was born in Redford on April 11, 1946, the son of the late Otto and Agnes (Sawyer) Gonyea Sr.
He is survived by his children and their spouses, Elizabeth and Jeffrey Brooks, Chad and Tara Gonyea, Melinda Gonyea, Kimberly Reynolds, Brenda Osher; his recent companion, Denise Forkey; his siblings, Joyce and Joe Rich, Carol and Bill Fleming, Jane and Henry Venne, Vern and Lydia Gonyea, Otto and Margie Gonyea Jr.; several grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
His wife Nioka, twin brother Ronald, his longtime companion Mae Lombard, his brothers, Gerald and James Gonyea, all passed away earlier.
Calling hours will be held privately for the family. A Celebration of his Life will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lyon Mountain Fire Department. Interment will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901, (518) 561-3980. Online condolences may be offered at
Published on March 6, 2019
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