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Donald James Puorro

December 23, 1948 ~ July 28, 2022 (age 73)


Donald James Puorro, 73, of Rocky Hill, husband of Gail Hinchliffe Puorro, died Thursday, July 28, 2022.  Born in Norwich, CT on December 23, 1948, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Kathleen (Gelino) Puorro.  Don was a graduate of Vinal High School and received his Associate’s Degree from Hartford State Technical College.  He proudly served in the CT Army National Guard for nine years and was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant First Class.  Before retiring, he was a construction engineer for the CT Department of Transportation.  Besides his wife Gail, he is survived by his sons Derek Puorro and wife Kerstin, Brandon Puorro and wife Kelly, his step-son Bruce Howard Jr., brothers John, Rick, and Duane Puorro, and seven grandchildren:  Daniel, Jake, Ella, Kayla, and Alexa Puorro, and Camilla and Cordelia Howard.  He also had several nieces and nephews including Dawn and Gail Marie Novack, whom he had a special bond with.  He will be missed-“All my Love, All my Life.”

Calling hours will be at the Cromwell Funeral Home, 506 Main Street, Cromwell, on Monday August 8th from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Donald’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 111 Founders Plaza, 2nd FL, East Hartford, CT 06108.  To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit

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August 8, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cromwell Funeral Home
506 Main Street
Cromwell, CT 06416

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