Doris Marguerite (Mitchell) Stocker 86, of Middlebury passed away peacefully after a short illness on April 24, 2017 at Glendale Center with her loving family by her side. Born in Waterbury to the late Charles & Mary Fray Mitchell on April 2, 1931, she was the beloved wife of Clarke R. Stocker for 62 years. An avid reader, gardener and UConn girls’ basketball fan, she was the Tax Collector for the Town of Middlebury for over 10 years. She also enjoyed winters in Delray Beach, FL for many wonderful years.
In addition to her husband Clarke, she is survived by her daughter, Shirley Mitchell (Michael) of Charlotte, NC, two sons, Douglas Stocker (Vera) of Alpine, CA, and Richard Stocker (Jayne) of Burlington, CT and 7 loving grandchildren, Emily, Bradley, Amanda, Sabrina, Jack, Andrew and Ryan who were the joy of her life. She also leaves behind two brothers, Russell Mitchell of Seymour and Robert Mitchell (Marie) of OR. She was predeceased by five siblings: Edward, Donald, Leonard, Barbara and Charles. Doris deeply cherished all of her friends, especially "The Gang" from Naugatuck with whom she shared a special bond for over 70 years. Her kind and easy-going nature will be greatly missed.
A funeral service in celebration of Doris's life will take place at St George's Episcopal Church in Middlebury, CT on May 12, 2017 at 10:00 am. There are no calling hours and private burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Doris's memory may be made to St. George's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 162, Middlebury, CT 06762.