1946 – 2013
North Grosvenordale – Douglas “Dougie” L. Mitchell, 66, of Main St., died Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in his home. Born in Charlton, MA, he was the son of the late Clyde King and Annabelle May Mitchell.
Mr. Mitchell worked as a mason and carpenter for Union Local 107 in Worcester. Douglas served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion Post #67 in North Grosvenordale and volunteered at the Valley Springs Sportsman Club. He enjoyed playing cards at the Knights of Columbus, playing softball on a men’s league in Thompson, reading the newspaper front to back, watching the red sox, patriots, and westerns. Douglas also enjoyed going to L.B’s Diner, as he was a regular for 11 years, and was a family man who loved spending time with his grandchildren. He gladly volunteered much of his time and put others before himself.
Douglas is survived by his sons, Donald Mitchell of Brooklyn, Richard Mitchell and his wife Mary of Norwich, and A.J Mitchell of Danielson; his daughters, Dawn Hippert and her husband David of Brooklyn, and Heather Mitchell of Saco, ME; his brother Carl King of Charlton; his sisters, Cecile Gilbert of Worcester, Carol Bachand of Northbridge, Marie Smith of Southbridge, and Tammy King of Palmer; seven grandchildren; and one great grand son.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Douglas’s family from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale CT. On Wednesday at 1:00 pm on May 22, 2013 a graveside service will be held in the West Ridge Cemetery 40 Main St., Charlton, MA. Memorial donations, may be made to AMVETS P.O. Box 148 Quinebaug, CT 06262. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com