In Loving Memory of Donald Lake

July 25, 1917
Lowell, MA
July 16, 2019
Fairfield, CT
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Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


5:00pm - 7:00pm

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT 06824

July 26, 2019


Spear-Miller Funeral Home

Funeral Home Service

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT 06824

Friday, July 26, 2019 7:00pm


Family Gathering


Donald Spalding Lake

Donald Spalding Lake, age 101, beloved husband of 69 years to the late Marian C. Lake, a long-time resident of Fairfield, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Donald was employed as a machinist since 1938 and later opened his own business, Lake Grinding Co., in 1968 where he worked until he retired. He was a supporter of the UCONN Women’s basketball team and enjoyed watching them play. Golf was a great part of Donald’s life; he was a member of the Patterson Club in Fairfield, and later a member at the Smith Richardson golf course. He was quoted in Golf Digest magazine “In my 80’s, I golf my age.” Donald is survived by his four children, Bob Lake (Rosie) of Fairfield, Nancy Johnson (Lee) of East Hampton, NY, Betty Bock (Joe) of Massachusetts, and Bill Lake (Debbie) of Fairfield; eight grandchildren, Dan, Carol, Eric, Heather, Jake, Bill, Mike, and Kristen; four great-grandchildren Don, Piper, Aspen, and Parker; as well as his sister, Elizabeth Richardson of Wallingford. A funeral service celebrating Donald will be held Friday, July 26, 2019 at 7pm at the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Rd., Fairfield. Friends may greet the family on Friday from 5pm until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Donald’s memory to the American Heart Association, PO Box 3049 Syracuse, NY 13220. For information or to sign an online register, please visit

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  1. So sorry to hear of Don’ passing. He and Marian were lovely neighbors for many years and he will be greatly missed. Our sincerest condolences to all of the Lake family.
    Kathy, Dan, Brigid, Danny and Gabriel