The Reverend Donald O. Rackliffe

The Reverend Donald O. Rackliffe

6/1/2016

Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Donald O. Rackliffe, 88, of Feeding Hills, CT who died on June 1, 2016.
 
Rev. Rackliffe was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran who served during World War II. He was predeceased by his wife, Lucille, in 2009.
 
As a full elder, Rev. Rackliffe served 40 years in churches in the New York Conference. These churches included West Side Hill UMC in Waterbury, CT; Mary Taylor Memorial UMC in Milford, CT; Cutchogue UMC in NY; Asbury UMC in Forestville, CT; West Hartford UMC in CT, and New Milford UMC in NY. Donald retired in 1994. In his retirement he served as an interim at Middlefield Federated Church in Middlefield, CT. He was also a chaplain at Bristol Hospital in CT.
 
Funeral services were held on Monday, June 6, 2016 at the Asbury United Methodist Church, Forestville, CT. Burial will be private in Peacedale Cemetery, Bristol, CT. It was Rev. Rackliffe’s wish that there were no calling hours.
 
Memorial donations may be made to the Asbury United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, 90 Church Avenue, Forestville, CT 06010.