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Donald R. Haley

January 4, 1927 ~ February 1, 1996 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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Donald R. Haley of Albany, New York passed away February 1, 1996 at the age of 69 years. He was born January 4, 1927 in Cook Station, Missouri to Jasper and Martha Ross Haley.

Donald was a graduate of Steelville High School. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army from October 1946 to August 6, 1949.

In 1950, Donald was united in marriage to Ruth Cotner at Sligo, MO and to this union three children were born.  In later years, Donald was united in marriage to Elizabeth Sciotti.

Donald was a cement finisher during the 1960’s and was a vital part of building the St. Louis Arch. He later spent many years in Reno, NV before making Albany his permanent home.

One of his main hobbies was being a part of a horseshoe league for several years.

He is survived by his three children, Larry Haley of Eddyville, KY, Donna Polizzi of Fenton, MO and Martha Proffitt of Arnold, MO; one step-daughter, Katherine DeFelice of Colonie, NY; eleven grandchildren;  and fourteen great-grand-children.

He was of the Catholic faith.

A Celebration of Life and inurnment was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2023 in the Taff Cemetery, Cook Station, MO with Bill Bennett officiating.  Donald will be back home with the rest of his family.

Full Military Honors was provided by the U.S. Army and the St. James VFW Post 5608.

The Haley Family was served by the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, MO.

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Celebration of Life
February 23, 2023

11:00 AM
Taff Cemetery
1 - 35 Cook Station Road
Cook Station, MO 65449


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