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David B. Sheehan

July 20, 1936 ~ December 13, 2022 (age 86) 86 Years Old


David Bruce Sheehan passed away peacefully on December 13th, 2022 at Gladeview Rehabilitation and Care in Old Saybrook, CT.

He was born New London, CT on July 20, 1936. He enlisted at the age of 17 in the U.S. Marine Corp.

He is predeceased by his brother Thomas Sheehan, and two daughters Denise and Danielle Sheehan.

He is survived by his wife Deborah Sheehan, and two daughters Dianne Kleinkauf and Doreen Sekelsky, and a brother-in-law Steven Smythe and father-in-law Edward Smythe.

He is also survived by nine grandchildren, twenty four great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

He retired from R.R Donnelly, and enjoyed his retirement feeding all the neighborhood animals and wildlife. He was nicknamed, “Dr. Doolittle”.

His family knew him as “Pop-Pop”.

The family would like to give a special thanks to all the nurses and aids at Gladeview, and a thank you to V.A. and Masonic Hospice Care.

In lieu of flowers we ask all donations be made at the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter in Branford, CT.    

A Graveside Service will be held at noon Monday, June 5, 2023, at the V.A. Cemetery in Middletown.  

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Graveside Service
June 5, 2023

12:00 PM
VA Cemetery, Middletown


Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter
11 Cherry Hill Road, Branford CT 06405
Tel: 1-203-315-4125


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