Doris A. “Dodie” Willis
1933 – 2016
Pomfret – Doris A. “Dodie” Willis, 83, of Deerfield Rd., died Saturday, July 23, 2016 in Pierce Memorial Baptist Home. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late James and Sarah (Cox) Ayers.
Mrs. Willis worked as an executive secretary for former Senator Seely Brown. She also worked for Linemaster Switch and P. Willis Construction. She graduated from Anherst College and served as chairman of the Eastford Republican Committee. Watching her grandchildren play sports was the joy of her life. She also enjoyed playing cards, reading and crossword puzzles.
Doris is survived by her sons, Robert P. Willis, Jr. and his wife Kristen of Eastford, and Phillip Willis and his wife Stacey of Eastford; her daughter, Cally Robbins and her husband Edward of Pomfret; her seven grandchildren, Justin, Jordan, Angela, Jim, Blake, Ryan, and Abby; and her five great-grandchildren, Lauren, Mallory, Evan, Ryan and Allen. She was predeceased by her brothers, Herbert Ayers, Charles Ayers, James Ayers, and John Ayers; and her sisters, Rosalie Cooley and Marion Duffy
Funeral arrangements are private and have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam. Memorial donations may be made to the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of Day Kimball Healthcare, PO Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.