1937 – 2022
Putnam – John Joseph Doughty, Sr., 84, beloved husband of 58 years to Caroline (Ouellette) Doughty passed away on Monday, February 14, 2022 with his wife by his side. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, son of the late Helen (O’Farrell) Doughty and Charles Doughty, Sr. He was raised in Philadelphia and graduated from St. Joseph University. He later moved to Connecticut where he met his wife. John was a devoted husband and father. He built their family home in Woodstock where they lived for 44 years. Recently he had been living in Putnam.
He and his wife were the owners of LaBonte & Mercik Appliances in Putnam for 21 years. Prior to that he worked as a salesman for the Mennen Company for nearly 20 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves. John was a very active communicant of St. Philip Apostle Church in Ashford where he was a lector, Eucharistic Minister, altar server, taught religious education, and served many spaghetti dinners. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council in Ashford 06934 and 4th degree member of Assembly #114, Putnam.
In addition to his wife, John is survived by three daughters, Laurie Siegal and her husband David, Cheryl Wilcox and her husband Ed, and Karen Wellings; one brother, Jerry Doughty and his wife Toni; eight grandchildren, Alex and John Siegal, Zachary, Cameron, Mikayla, and Caroline Wilcox, Jason Jr. and Emma Wellings; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, the late John Doughty, Jr., his brother, Charles Doughty, Jr.; and three sisters, MaryEllen Morrissey, Margaret Taraba, and Helen Murray.
John will always be remembered as a man who loved his family. He also enjoyed wood working, UConn Women’s Basketball games, and Frank Sinatra. He was a strong, faithful man, who would help anyone in need and enjoyed kidding around.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with John’s family from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 19, 2022 in the Parish Center at St. Philip Apostle Church, 64 Pompey Hollow Rd., Ashford, CT followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in the church. Burial will follow with full Military Honors in St. Philip Cemetery, Ashford, CT. . Donations in John’s name may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project at Support.WoundedWarrierProject.org or to Saint Philip Apostle Church. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.