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Donald George Lancette, 78, of 203 Lee Drive, died Friday at his home.

A private funeral service will be held.

Mr. Lancette was born in Syracuse, N.Y., to the late George and Gladys Bullock Lancette. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and was formerly employed with the Oswego City School District in New York for 14 years.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Lancette; four sons, Donald Lancette of Auburn, N.Y., Robert Barnes of Asheboro, John Barnes of Four Oaks, and Daniel Lancette of N. Syracuse, N.Y.; five daughters, Donna Lancette of Auburn, N.Y., Bonnie Smith of Bountiful, Utah, Diane Wheeler of Cato, N.Y., Darlene Hunter of Goldsboro, and Amy Quirello of Oswego, N.Y.; three brothers, Ernest Lancette of Ocean Springs, Mo., Peter Lancette of West Boyleton, Mass., and James Lancette of Syracuse, N.Y.; two sisters, Ruth Jennings of Greencastle, Ind., and Delores Renault of N.J.; and 20 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, c/o Bishop Gary C. Corbett, 301 Corbett Road, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

Condolences to the Lancette family may be sent via e-mail to howellfh@earthlink.net

The family is being served by Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.

Published in Obituaries on February 14, 2005 1:48 PM