Retired Meriden Police Officer Donald Lucien Vosgien, 87, of Durham passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Middlesex Hospital, Middletown.  He was the husband of Evelyn Richards Vosgien.  Officer Vosgien was born in Meriden on April 23, 1928; son of the late Lucien and Florence Miramant Vosgien; served his country faithfully in the US Marine Corps on the Carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt during WW II; was a Meriden Police Officer for 25 years where he received 21 commendations, was part of the three man motorcycle unit in 1977, was a sharpshooter, a pistol team instructor and member of the pistol team.  Officer Vosgien was in the New England Golden Gloves Tournament at the Boston Gardens at age 20; in 1946 he played on the football team while serving on the Carrier Roosevelt; was a member of the Falcon Football Team and the Rifle Team.  His hobbies included bowling, carving ducks, fishing and boating.  Father of Mark (Diane) Vosgien and the late Lance and Scott Vosgien. Step-father of Steve (Chris) Milbrandt, Donna Maynard and Darlene (Durward) Allen.  Brother of Jean Burdette, Carol Stevens, David Vosgien and the late James Vosgien and Kathy Cirillo.  Also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  A special “Thank You” to the Durham volunteer EMT’s and Fire Department for their help.

Private funeral services have been entrusted to the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Durham Volunteer Ambulance and Fire Department, Main Street, Durham, CT  06422.