Donald M. "Skip" LeMonnier, Jr. passed away on September 6, 2009 following a long battle with Myleodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). He was 62.
He was born March 18, 1947 in Potsdam, NY to Donald M. "Dinny" LeMonnier and Dorothy M. "Dottie" LeMonnier.
Skip was a graduate of West Morris Regional High School and the University of Connecticut where he was an English major, a member of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity and played on the men's soccer team. He settled in Bristol CT after college and has lived there for 40 years.
He had an incredible ability to remember the most minute details, especially baseball statistics. He was an avid Yankee fan. Skip's annual trip to Cooperstown NY and the Baseball Hall of Fame confirmed his love of the game. He was a supporting member of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for many years. Golf, history, music and wildlife preservation were some of his other passions.
Some of his fondest memories are of growing up in Mendham with all of his friends.
He was predeceased by his parents and is survived by his brother Larry LeMonnier and his wife Karen of High Springs, Florida, his brother Ernie LeMonnier of Mendham, his sister Lynn Richter and her husband John of Long Valley. He is also survived by his nieces Karly Sacco and her husband Mike, Mandy Conti and her husband Justin and his nephew Lucas LeMonnier all of Allentown PA., his niece Amy Grilo and her husband Mark and niece Jenna Richter all of Long Valley; and the Barnes family of Bristol CT.
Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service on at 11:00 AM on Saturday September 12th at the Bailey Funeral Home, 8 Hilltop Road, Mendham, NJ. Interment will follow at the Hilltop Cemetery in Mendham. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory should be made to the MDS Foundation PO Box 353, Crosswicks, NJ 08515. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.