Donald Hardy

Obituary of Donald C. Hardy

Putnam- Donald C. Hardy came to his end of life on December 25, 2020 at Day Kimball Hospital. Dr Hardy (Donald) was born in Manchester, CT the third son of Marion (Camp) Hardy and Cedric Hardy.

In 1952, he was drafted in the Army. After Basic Training, he attended Leadership School, 25th Division and was deployed to Korea. He served on the front lines and then in Intelligence and Operations. He was also selected as an Honor Guard and attained the rank of Sargent First Class.

After serving 2 years he was honorably discharged. After his service he attended colleges full and part time for eight years earning a B.S. Major in English (Southern Connecticut University), an MA in Curriculum and 6th year certificate in Education Administration from The University of Connecticut and an ED.D in Education Administration from Boston University. Donald served as a Teacher, Principal Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent in Connecticut. His last position for 16 years was Superintendent of Schools in Thompson, CT.

Donald is survived by his wife Eleanor, sons Greg Hardy and wife Dorothy, Chad Hardy and wife Beckie, daughter Ellen Hardy.  He was predeceased by his daughter Janice Hardy and infant son Mark Hardy.  Donald also leaves behind eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A service with Full Military Honors will be private, followed by a family gathering to celebrate his life. 

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