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Donald Andrew Burnett

January 23, 1931 ~ April 3, 2018 (age 87)

Donald Burnett of Longmeadow died Tuesday April 3rd, 2018. Born in Springfield, MA to Henry and Ellen Burnett, he attended Springfield schools before finishing at Williston Academy. In 1953, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Hobart College. After graduating, Don served in the Army for 3 years. Don had a passion for automobiles and making people happy leading him to pursue a career as an automobile salesman. He enjoyed 40 years as a Sales Manager at Clyde Chevrolet Buick in Rockville, CT. Don was an active member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Predeceased by his siblings, Henry Burnett, Wallace Burnett, & Marion Roberts, Don is survived by his loving wife Virginia Ann and their four children Jeffrey (Lisa), Sally, Steven (Maggie), and Scott (Kathy). “Grandy” will also be missed by eight grandchildren Elizabeth and Logan Burnett, Andrew and Connor Marr, Hannah and Alexa Burnett, and Emily and Molly Burnett. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the staff at Wingate in East Longmeadow. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews Episcopal Church 335 Longmeadow St, Longmeadow, MA 01106 on Monday April 9th at 11am. The family will greet friends following the church service. Forastiere Smith Funeral Home is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to St. Andrews Episcopal Church or a charity of your choice. For more information, please visit

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