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Donald T. Greenop, Sr.

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“Uncle Don, I will miss you very much, you will always be remembered by me as a great uncle, a great person, a kind person and I will remember the...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Tami Lynn Howard

“Wes, Bev, and FamilyKeeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during this sad and difficult time. I'm sorry I'm unable to attend. May your hearts...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Sarah Sutherland & Family - CT

“To my family , We are so sorry for your loss ,now Uncle Don will be with aunt Joyce and all those family members that we all have lost over the years...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Laura Rivera - Bridgeport, CT

“Dear wes and donI am sorry for your loss and will keep your famlies in my thoughts and prayers. I am not able to attend the service but will pray for...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Bob and Jo-Ann McMaster - CT

6 of 10 | Posted by: Tim Gyana - Fairfield, CT

“Wes and Don, sorry about your loss. Sorry I can't attend services. Butch Oates ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“On March 20, the world is a sadder place as we lost one of the last "true" gentleman of our time. To the Greenop Family our sincere condolences and...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Elsa & Tim Howard - Monroe, CT

“Dear Greenop Family,Sorry for your loss, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Lisa Paul Winkel - CT

“Offering our sympathies at this time. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: The Staff of Lesko-Polke Funeral Home - CT

Donald T. Greenop, Sr., age 87, beloved husband to the late Joyce Kovacs Greenop, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2017. Many wonderful memories of Don will be embraced by his children, Donald Greenop, Jr., and his wife Terri, of Memphis, TN, Wesley Greenop, and his wife Beverly, of Fairfield; three grandchildren, Andrew Greenop, of Berkeley, CA, Megan and Courtney Greenop, both of Fairfield; his brother-in-law, Timothy Howard, and his wife Elsa, of Monroe; several nieces and nephews; and dear friends of his family. In addition to Joyce, his devoted wife of 55 years, Donald was predeceased by his brother, George Greenop, and sister-in-law, Nancy Loturco. Born in Mount Vernon, NY on August 25, 1929 to the late George and Jeanette Finnegan Greenop, Don attended local schools there until enlisting in the United States Air Force. A B-29 pilot, he was stationed in Guam and Roswell, NM during the Korean War. After his time in service, he moved to Bridgeport and later graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering. After marrying his beloved wife Joyce in 1955, they would move to Fairfield for the reminder of their lives. After working 15 years in the engineering department of Singer Corporation, and 18 years as a pin spotter mechanic for Nutmeg Bowl, he spent several years helping people in the garden department of Home Depot in Fairfield until his retirement. For over sixty years, Don was an avid fan of both the New York Giants Football and Rangers Hockey teams. A regular visitor of the Fairfield Library, Don truly enjoyed reading. Don was also quite fond of each of the four dogs he and his family had over the years. Above all, Don was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather, as well as, a good friend to those he came to know throughout his fruitful life. Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 2-6 PM in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center. His funeral service will be celebrated on Monday at 10:30 AM in the funeral home with the Reverend Sara Smith, Esq. officiating. His interment with military honor will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 ( To order flowers online, for travel directions, or to sign his guest register, please visit