THOMPSON, CT – Margarete D. “Doris” (Doehler) Hazzard, 79, died Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at her home after an illness. Her husband of 49 years, Frederick A. Hazzard, died in 2006.
She leaves 3 sons, Morten J. Hazzard and his partner Carolynn of Holland, MA, Michael D. Hazzard of Webster, MA and Mark S. Hazzard and his wife Tabatha of Thompson, CT; 6 grandchildren, Corey Hazzard and his fiancée Taylor, Traci Kachnowski and her husband Jay, Mark F. Hazzard, Ryan Hazzard, Amanda Hazzard and Lachelle Courtright; 2 great-grandchildren, Bradley and Abigail; nieces and nephews. She also leaves her cat Stella.
She was born and raised in Dusseldorf, Germany, the daughter of Hjalmer and Margarete (Thur) Lauritzen. She lived in Washington State, Kentucky and North Dakota before settling in Thompson, CT in 1971. She became an American citizen in 1959.
Mrs. Hazzard held several positions in her life. She was a clerk in the cosmetics department at Rose’s Department Store in Elizabethtown, KY. She was also a clerk in the Army PX stores at different bases. She owned and operated her own diner in Forman, North Dakota. She ran all operations at the former Perkins Press in Webster, MA. “Doris” was a waitress and later hostess at the Colonial Club Restaurant in Webster for 38 years, retiring in 2012.
She was a member of the Thompson Congregational Church. She had many interests including cooking, chocolate, flower gardening, and attending musicals. She enjoyed the online computer game POGO, was an ardent fan of the Boston Red Sox and looked forward to her visits to Mohegan Sun. Her special joy was her family, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and Christmas Eve at home with her loved ones.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 30, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM in Scanlon Funeral Service, 38 East Main Street, Webster, with a private service for the family at 5:00 PM. Donations in her name may be made to the Hospice of NE Connecticut, PO Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260.