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Douglas Joseph McGill

5/16/2020

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       WATERBURY - Douglas Joseph McGill, 88, formerly of Wolcott,  Waterbury & Southington died peacefully on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Sheriden Woods Health Care Center in Bristol, CT. He is predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Roberta (Ruzzo) McGill.
 
       Born in Waterbury on Oct 14, 1931, son of the late Joseph McGill and Mildred (Cox) McGill, he grew up in Wolcott, CT with his brothers, George, Brian and Rodney. Doug was a graduate of Leavenworth High School, Waterbury, a Korean War Veteran and a lifelong communicant of SS Peter & Paul Church.
 
        Doug is survived by his four children, Paula McGill Graham and her husband Gregory of Southington, William D. McGill and his wife Tracy of Seymour, Michael J. McGill and his wife Michelle of Escondido, CA and Stephen R. McGill and his wife Tara of Woodbury. He was "Poppy" to 11 Grandchildren and 5 Great- Grandchildren who were the light in his days, as well as many nieces and nephews who will remember him for his quiet and mild-mannered dedication to his family. He is also survived by his brother-in-law A. John Ruzzo and sister-in-laws, Roseanne McGill and Linda McGill. 
 
        Many thanks to the staff of Sheriden Woods Heath Care Center for their loving care. Over the last 4 years you became part of his extended family.
 
       Graveside services will be held Friday May 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at MT Olivet Cemetery, 669 Platt Road, Watertown.  The Murphy Funeral Home, 115 Willow St. is in charge of arrangements.
 
       In Memoriam donations may be made to Sheriden Woods Health Care Center Resident Council, 321 Stonecrest Dr, Bristol, CT 06010.                                                                                                                                                                

To send the family an online condolence, please e-mail us at murphyfh@sbcglobal.net

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