Doris Mitchell Obituary

Doris Ellen Mitchell
Doris Ellen Mitchell

July 17, 1921 - July 31, 2019
Born in New London, CT
Resided in New London, Connecticut


New London - Doris Ellen Cooney Mitchell, 98, formerly of Gordon Court, passed away on July 30, 2019 at the Fairview Nursing Home in Groton, CT.

She was born on July 17, 1921 in New London, CT, the daughter of the late George and May (Dewhurst) Cooney and step-father Jesse Shonts. A graduate of WMI, she was employed as a secretary in the medical practices of Drs. Howard and Mary Ellen Johnson and George Burton.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband, CWO William I. Mitchell, US Army, two brothers, George and John Cooney, and a daughter Susan Mitchell.

Survivors include two daughters, Andrea Sullivan and Deborah Weller both of Waterford; a sister, Janice Hauser; four grandchildren, Jack Sullivan, Bill Sullivan, Susan Sullivan Marelli and Sara Weller; and six great-grandchildren, Nina, Billy and Elaina Sullivan, and Ava, Lilly and Olivia Marelli.

The family would like to thank the nurses and caregivers at Fairview for the kind, and compassionate care that they extended to Doris. A special thank you to Tiffany Ginther for driving Doris to Stop N’Shop and to her twice weekly hair dressing appointment with her hair stylist Bruce Davidson.

The Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Avenue, New London is assisting the family with the private arrangements.

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