Josephine L. Doering a lifelong New Milford, CT, resident died unexpectedly Tuesday January 12, 2016 in New Milford Hospital at the age of 83.
She was born in New Milford, CT, on September 23, 1932 daughter of the late Joseph and Cathrine (Shesky) Pruchnik. She graduated from New Milford High School in 1950 then attended the University of Connecticut. Mrs. Doering married Amos Doering in 1975 in Brookfield, CT. She owned and operated Voyager Travel in New Milford for thirty years before retiring. Mrs. Doering loved to travel, she was an avid bird watcher she did chair caning and had visited every local fair along the east coast.
Besides her husband Amos she is survived by her son Michael Merrill and her daughter Melissa Pezzolo both of New Milford, CT, a sister Julia Espitee of New Milford, CT, two grandchildren; Kyle Kovacs and his wife Kelly and Donald Pezzolo, two great grandchildren Maddie and Jacob Kovacs and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Monday January 18, 2016 at 10 am at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT. Internment will be private. Calling hours will be held Sunday January 17 from 4 to 7pm at the funeral home.