Death Notice - BRESCIA, DONALD, M., age 86, of Arlington Ave,, Bronx, New York, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Hospice of New York, St Barnabas Hospital with his spouse of 59 years, John Spinelli, at his side and surrounded by family and friends. Born in New Britain, CT, son of the late Vito and Marie Snetro Brescia, he lived in Bronx, NY for the past 54 years. He was in the U.S. Army, veteran of the Korean war. Mr. Brescia, an English teacher at the New York City Board of Education retired in 1989. Besides his life-long spouse, he is survived by sister, Marie Delfino of Bristol, CT, nieces, nephews and many dear friends. He was the brother of the late Vincent Brescia and Thomas Brescia. Wake at Riverdale-on-Hudson Funeral Home, Bronx, NY, Sunday, February 28, 2-6 pm. Funeral at St Joseph’s of Greenwich Village, New York, NY, February 29 at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Michael’s College, VT; Covenant House, NYC or Human Rights Campaign, Washington, DC.