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Obituary for Donald W Gaglione

Donald William Gaglione, 89, of Jefferson, Maine, passed away peacefully on April 19, 2023. He was born April 2, 1934, in Englewood, New Jersey, son of Nicholas Gaglione and Helen (Ptacek) Gaglione.

He grew up in Englewood. He graduated from both Dwight Morrow High School (class of 1952) and Rockland Community College with an associate degree in Police Science. He lettered 4 years on the football team as a Dwight Morrow HS wide receiver.

Donald enlisted in the Army in 1954 and served during the Korean War. He was married to Margaret “Peggy” Gaglione for 56 years. Don and Peggy had one son together.

After the Korean War, he graduated from the New Jersey State Police Academy and joined the Englewood Police Department in 1959. Don Gaglione was the recipient of many letters of commendation from the public for the assistance he rendered above and beyond what was expected. He rose through the ranks and finally retired as a Lieutenant where he supervised the Englewood PD Traffic Division.

Don was a faithful parishioner of St Patrick Parish, Newcastle, Maine. His Christian faith guided him throughout his life.

Donald is predeceased by his parents and his wife Margaret Gaglione. He is survived by son Ralph Gaglione and wife Linda of Union, NJ; grandchildren Donald, Nicholas, Victoria, and Dennis Gaglione all of Union, NJ; sister Patricia (Gaglione) Hastings of Park Ridge, NJ; and nephews Randy and Steven Lackovic of Park Ridge, NJ.

Cremation will be private.

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