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Donald Evans Rigney, Sr.


Service: 11:00am Wed. January 31st, 2018
Location: St. Teresa Catholic Church

Rigney, Sr., Donald Evans, 88, of Springfield, passed away at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018 in his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 7, 1930 the son of Willis and Ora (Ward) Rigney. He retired from Kelsey Hayes/SPECO Division after many years of service. He was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Elks, where he enjoyed golf. He leaves behind his wife of 66 years, Dorothea “Doe” (Batchik), whom he married in Detroit, Michigan on October 13, 1951. He is also survived by his six children, Don, Jr. (DeeDee) Rigney, Karen Fritts (Bob LaLumiere), Laurie (Charlie) Nevius, Ron (Miguelina) Rigney, Diane (Tobin) Bost and Leslie (Donnie) Craig; 10 grandchildren, Jason Neville, Don III (Katie) Rigney, Lisa Rigney, Joe Rodriguez-Fritts (Adrian), Barrie (Blane) Savage, Ciera Craig, Garrett Nevius, Kierstin (Justin) Holbrook, Guillermo (Lucero) Bailes and Pamela (Melvin) Landadevae; eight great grandchildren, Taylor and Kennedy Neville, Griffin and Grace Rigney, Hudson and Conrad Savage, Oaklyn Holbrook and Avril Bailes; sister, Jean Schroeder and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Les and Hal Rigney; sister, Olene Haehn and two grandsons, Sean and Shane O’Brien. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday in CONROY FUNERAL HOME with an Elks service at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in St. Teresa Church. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Catholic Central School.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you Don & DeeDee

- Dennis & Carol Elix, Tuesday January 30th, 2018

Don, DeeDee, and Rigney Family , Our prayers are with you all . May you find comfort in the memories you all share . Fritzie and Jim

- Fritzie Calabrese Hagan, Tuesday January 30th, 2018

Our prayers and condolences on the loss of your wonderful father.

- John & Terri Day, Tuesday January 30th, 2018

Laurie - We are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

- Beverly & Bill Vatter, Monday January 29th, 2018

Our condolences!! Cherish your precious memories ❤️ Prayers and hug💜💜💜

- Randi McCurdy, Monday January 29th, 2018

Don, I am so sorry for your loss. I did not meet your father but know how much he meant to you. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I feel by knowing you, I know a little piece of him. God Bless!

- Greg Wolf, Monday January 29th, 2018

Diane, Thinking of you and the whole family. Please give your mom a hug from me. Cherish your time together celebrating what a loving family man your dad was. ❤️☘️

- Caroline Copeland , Sunday January 28th, 2018

Dee, So sorry for your and Donnie's loss Thoughts and prayers for the family

- Vicki Valentine Hermanowski , Saturday January 27th, 2018

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