Obituary for Francis Dorunda – Enfield, MA (1932–2019)

Enfield – Francis Dorunda, 87, passed away surrounded by family on November 11, 2019. He was born April 24, 1932 in Holyoke, MA to the late Michael and Anna (Pristai) Dorunda. At age 21, Francis courageously enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served in the Korean War and received a Good Conduct Medal and Service Medal. A first generation Slovak, he worked hard to raise a family with his wife Josephine. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 62 years, Josephine of Enfield, CT; his daughters Shirley White and her husband William of East Hartford, CT, and Therese Taylor and her husband David of Agawam, MA; his 4 grandchildren Donald and his wife Carina, Steven, Michael, and Sarah; his 3 great grandchildren Dylan, Jayson, and Isabella; and many other family and friends. Burial with military honors will be held on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main Street, Agawam MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Francis' name to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Colonial Forastiere Funeral Home, Agawam. For more information, visit:

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