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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Donald J. Rully, 55

Donald J. Rully of Farmington, a former Westport resident, died Dec. 14. He was 55.

He was born in Manchester, Connecticut on Aug. 11, 1961, son of Don and Ann Rully of Westport.

He graduated Staples High School in 1979 and The Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and political science. He was an avid sports fan and golfer.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, David M. Rully of Monroe, sister, Elizabeth A. (Rully) Schruender and her husband Robert of Lexington, Mass. He was also an uncle to Owen, Allison, Macklin and Jack.

Family and friends may call on Monday, Dec. 19 from 3 p.m. to 5 pm .at the Harding Funeral Home, 210 Post Road East. A memorial Mass will be held at Assumption Church in Westport on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Don can be made to Brain & Behavior Research Foundation at (800) 829-8289; bbrfoundation.org; or checks to 90 Park Ave., 16th Floor, New York, NY 10016.

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Posted 12/17/16 at 12:34 PM  Permalink



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It’s hard to believe and imagine that more than 30 years have passed since Don worked as a news reporter for Westport’s local radio station (AM 1260 WMMM), located above Oscar’s, on Main Street.

Don Rully’s professionalism, commitment to the broadcast business, and hard work to get the story on the air first, and above all “right”.

He was one of the good guys ... I will always remember him as an important part of the team.

Posted by mark s. graham on December 17, 2016 at 06:55 PM | #