Donald E. “Woody” Fallon, age 40, of Linwood, NJ, was unexpectedly called to The Lord on Tuesday, October 7, 2008.
A devoted son, he was born on February 23, 1968 in Tuckahoe, NY to Donald Fallon of Mystic and the late Susan M. (McClory) Fallon. Donald was raised in the Groton/Mystic area and was a 1986 graduate of Fitch Sr. High School and graduated from the New York Maritime College with a Degree in Marine Engineering in 1991. He devoted his life to the Maritime Industry both at sea and ashore, most recently as a Harbor Tug Master in Bayonne, NJ.
Donald’s abounding love of life was apparent to all who knew and loved him. His jocular sense of humor and rapier wit was and is a continuing source of joyful conversation among his family and his many friends. He was active in local softball leagues in N.J. and was an avid fan of the New York Islanders and New England Patriots. But his single greatest joy came from being “Uncle Don-Don” to his three beautiful nieces, Devin, Avery, and Maerin Lyon. He epitomized the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “…to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived”.
Donald was predeceased by his mother, Susan; and is survived by his father Donald of Mystic; his sister Kimberly Lyon and her husband Matthew and their 3 previously mentioned daughters, all of Groton; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
His family will greet relatives and friends at The Dinoto Funeral Home, 17 Pearl Street, Historic downtown Mystic on Friday from 2-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary Mother of the Redeemer Church, 69 Groton Long Pt. Road, Groton on Saturday at 10am. (There will be no procession from the funeral home). Burial in Elm Grove Cemetery, Mystic.
A reception celebrating Donald’s life will follow at the Groton Lodge of Elks, 700 Shennecossett Rd., Groton.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his mother’s favorite charity, Navy & Marine Corps. Relief Society, 875 N. Randolph St., Suite 225, Arlington, VA 22203-1977.
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