Donald H. Autry

October 19, 1946 ~ September 28, 2021 (age 74)


Donald H. Autry Sr., 74, of Westerly passed after a brief illness. Born in Westerly to Curtis Floyd Autry and Phyllis Mary Matthews; he was the youngest of seven. He was a ’65 graduate of Westerly High School and a ’69 grad of the University of Rhode Island. Donald also earned a master’s degree from the University of Connecticut. He taught science at Westerly High School for 30 years. Before his retirement, he worked at Brown University for 15 years. Donald was baptized and attended Christ Episcopal Church in his younger years. He was a member of the Calabrese and North End Social Clubs. His past times and passions were horse racing and clamming in our local ponds. He is survived by two children; Donald and Janet Autry, both of Westerly. His three remaining siblings are Dorothy McVeigh of Cape Cod, MA, Robert Autry of NC, and Susan Buckley of Atlanta, GA. Funeral services will be private. In honor of his memory, donations can be made to Audubon Lathrop Wildlife Refuge, 102 Shore Road, Westerly, RI 02891. For online condolences, please go to


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