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Donald Charles Huegel

SANBORNTON — Donald Charles Huegel, 74, left us peacefully on June 29, 2013.
Donald was born in Teaneck, N.J., on July 21, 1938, son of Edward Huegel Sr. and Pauline (Brennan) Huegel. He lived in New York until 1983 when he moved to New Hampshire.
Donald was a hard worker with a strong work ethic who was employed his entire life. He worked for more than 20 years at Hong Luck Restaurant in New York and in New Hampshire he was employed by Shaw's, Laconia High School and Aubuchon Hardware in Laconia.
He loved to play cards and he also played a mean game of chess and monopoly. Donald was known to spontaneously break into song with a joy so infectious that everyone would sing along with him. Most of all, Donald enjoyed spending time with his family at reunions, at the shore in New Jersey and the lakes in New Hampshire. He was a loyal fan at the theater performances and athletic events of his nephews in New Hampshire.
Donald was truly an angel on earth. He was a gentle and loving family member and friend and he brought smiles and compliments to everyone he met. He saw the beauty in everyone and he didn't hesitate to tell them so.
Donald is predeceased by his mother, his father, his stepfather, and a brother, Edward J. Huegel He is survived by two sisters, Michele Norton of Montvale, N.J., and Elaine de Mello of Sanbornton; a brother-in-law, a sister-in-law, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be at the Smart Funeral Home at 584 West Main St. Tilton, on Friday evening, July 5, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. www.smartfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Donald's memory to the Trip Senior Center, P.O. Box 182, Franklin NH 03235 or Lakes Region Community Services Council, P.O. Box 509, Laconia NH 03246.
A memorial service will be held in Rockland County, NY, with burial at St Anthony's cemetery sometime in late August.
We are grateful to the staff at the Mountain Ridge Center and Lakes Region Community Service Council and Donald's friends at Adult Basic Education and the Trip Senior Center for their companionship and care. We thank all of you for your love and support, your kindness towards Donald over the years, and your wonderful memories of this very special person in our lives. Warm regards from the Norton (Huegel), de Mello and Folsom families.
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