Roland Charles Doty, 86, of Colchester, beloved husband of Janice (Nitkowski) Doty, passed away Sunday (April 29, 2018). Born Nov. 9, 1931 in Meriden, he was the son of the Eugene and Annette (Charpentier) Doty. Mr. Doty served proudly with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and went on to work as a Quality Control Representative at Pratt & Whitney for 32 years before his retirement. In his spare time, he had been an avid golfer. In addition to Janice, his loving wife of 63 years, he leaves their four children, Melanie Marquis of Colchester, Thomas Doty (and wife, Kathy) of East Hampton and Steven Doty of Colchester and Andrea Doty of New London; seven grandchildren; several great grandchildren; his brother, Arnold Doty of Florida; his mother-in-law, Eleanor Nitkowski of Cheshire; and numerous extended family. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 11 AM Thursday (May 3rd) directly at St. Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Ave., Colchester followed by burial with military honors in the New St. Andrew Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 (www.heart.org). Care of arrangements has been entrusted to the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester.
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