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In Memory of a Fellow Lion

Recently the New Fairfield Lions Club and the Town of New Fairfield lost one of it`s most dedicated and well respected members. Mr. Lion Don Blackwell was a long time New Fairfield resident and you could always find him at the Lions carnival, the Fourth of July Parade or the Goodie Shop. We will miss his kind heart and amazing personality ❤️

Donald Blackwell

JULY 19, 1936 – MARCH 16, 2021

Obituary of Donald Blackwell

Leroy Donald (Don) Blackwell, 84, of New Fairfield, passed away on March 16th, 2021 in Danbury. He lived to help people and his was a life of service and of friendships. Don was born in White Plains, NY to Robert and Margaret Blackwell on July 19th, 1936. In 1958, he married Frances Stephens in Bronx, NY. Don and Fran had four children together. After their divorce in 1985, he was married to Donna Peck of New Fairfield in 1988 until she passed in 2007 and was a loving stepfather to Donna’s three daughters. In 2008, Don met Lori Gibbs of New Fairfield and spent his remaining days in a loving relationship, where they quickly became part of each other’s family. Lori was at Don’s side comforting him when he passed peacefully at Danbury Hospital. Don worked many jobs throughout his life, but his true calling was police work. He worked as a Constable for New Fairfield from 1972 to 1995 and as a Lauderhill FL Police Lieutenant for an additional six years until he was medically retired due to injuries sustained on duty. He was also a proud veteran serving in the Army National Guard and Army Reserves for 27 years, culminating his service as a Master Sergeant. He was actively involved in the New Fairfield Lions Club where he earned the prestigious Melvin Jones Humanitarian award. His second wife Donna (Peck) Blackwell, his son New York City Fire Fighter Christopher Blackwell who was killed on 9/11/2001, two sisters, and four brothers precede Don in death. Don is survived by his first wife Frances Blackwell-Allan, sons Michael Blackwell, Stephen Blackwell and daughter Diane Blackwell; stepdaughters Heidi Rolewicz, Tracy Garbowski and Lindsay Hoffman; Lori Gibbs’ children, Ben Gibbs and Amy Owens; Don’s younger sister Carol Connors; 19 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. To best meet Don’s last wishes, funeral services will be held later, still to be determined, in order to ensure a safe environment for those who want to attend. When dates are announced, a wake will be held at Green Funeral Home in Danbury, CT followed by a funeral mass at Saint Edward the Confessor Church in New Fairfield and a burial service at Mountain View Cemetery in New Fairfield. The family of Don Blackwell wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Eric Chongze Ma, the doctors, nurses, and staff of Danbury Hospital and Hancock Hall. We would also like to express our deepest gratitude to the Danbury Police Department, New Fairfield Police Department and all those who helped coordinate Don’s escort, especially Officer Anthony Maher and State Conservation Officer Alex Blackwell who were instrumental in coordinating that effort with family and loved ones.



Click the link below for information and the application for our 2021 New Fairfield Lions Club Scholarship!






A joint fundraiser by the New Fairfield Lions Club and Relay For Life Of New Fairfield!

Your child(ren) can enjoy an exciting egg hunt with goodie filled eggs hidden by the New Fairfield Lions Club and

Relay for Life of New Fairfield Bunny Volunteers in your front yard!!

A great way to have fun and support two wonderful organizations!

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Launch Day: Stop & Shop Community “Give Back” Bag Program!

For the month of January 2021, New Fairfield Lions Club will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Stop & Shop store located at 25 Route 39, New Fairfield CT.
Be sure to grab a community reusable bag at Stop and Shop during the month of January to help us give back to our community!



Color for Santa Online Coloring Raffle 2020

Sponsored by The New Fairfield Lions Club

All artwork must be emailed no later than Friday, December 18, 2020 to be eligible to win! email finished artwork to: There will be 2 winners, one boy & one girl, from each group listed below: Group 1: Up to 5 years old ~ Group 2: 6 to 10 years old ~ Group 3: 11 years and older. All prizes will be delivered to your home by Santa and the New Fairfield Lion before Christmas! 

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Lions Club Holds Calendar Raffle During November 


 Winner`s of the Calendar Raffle:

Week 1
Laura Garcia     Brendan Gillotti     Bill Rilley   Dana Bouchard   Errol Arne 
Ted Tegmier    Eileen Fitzpatrick
Week 2 
Joe Romanello  Vanessa Grant  Michael Cammarata  Garen Arsanian  
Deanna Hicks    Mimi Seaman   Jillian Gillotti             
Week 3
$200 - Susan Hurlburt     $1000 - Patrick Gillotti    $100 - Ken Post
$100 - Karen Matyka     $500 - Jen Jergensen    $100 Mark Lamanna
$100 Theresa Musci
Tonight’s final drawing is POSTPONED to Wednesday night 12/2 at 7 pm due to the inclement weather!
See you on Wednesday!!
Week 4

Mark and Lori Beninson - $100      Larry Aucker - $200       Karina Deleon - $100  Shaun Mccolgan - $200    Joan Kick - $100     Don Sforza - $100   

Vanessa Grant - $100    Mike Gillotti - $200

*** Thank you to everyone who participated in our calendar raffle***

Due to COVID-19; the health and safety of our community is of great importance to the New Fairfield Lions Club. Please see details below regarding the July 4th Parade and the Old Tyme Carnival. Thank you for your cooperation.

July 4th Parade Official Announcement: This year, the New Fairfield Lions Club will be hosting a July 4th Car Parade! It will be broadcasted Live on our Facebook page or you can join us on Memorial Field in a socially distant safe place with your mask on.

 Details: 8:30 am- Flag Ceremony/ Pipe and Drum band playing at Memorial Field, 9 am - Parade starts- see flyer for parade route. We`re are encouraging those along the parade route to decorate their houses with red, white, and blue and for those who will be watching the parade we hope you will all wear your best July Fourth attire and bring the best and brightest July 4th posters! We'll be having a photo competition following the parade for best house decoration and best parade spectator picture!

If you have not pre-registered to participate and would like to have yours or your groups vehicles in the parade, please send an email‬

Old Tyme Carnival Announcement:To protect the public health and respect State/ Federal guidelines prohibiting large crowd gatherings, the annual Olde Tyme Carnival sponsored by the New Fairfield Lions Club is, regretfully, cancelled for this year.

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