NAUGATUCK — Charles R. Doback, Sr., 97, passed away Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 at Beacon Brook Health Center. He was the husband of Margaret (Sheppard) Doback.
Mr. Doback was born Oct. 1, 1920 in Naugatuck, the son of Charles and Mary (Brenia) Doback Borsos. He was a longtime Naugatuck resident where he was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church. He was a member of the B.P.O.E. 967 and a proud member of the Roaring 20s Antique and Classic Auto Club. He was active with the Boy Scouts of America serving as Troop Committee member of Troop 102. He was an avid matchbook collector and member of the Naugatuck Historical Society. He was a WWII veteran, having served in the United States Army Air Corps in the 303 Bomb Squadron B17. Prior to his retirement he worked at Scovill Manufacturing in Oakville and Watertown.
Besides his wife of 69 years, Mr. Doback is survived by his children, Mary Ellen Halloran (Paul) of Barrington, R.I., Margaret Anne Serafino (Richard) of Naugatuck, James Doback of Watertown and Charles Doback Jr. (Joan) of Naugatuck; his stepbrother, Joseph Borsos of Naugatuck; as well as his eight grandchildren, Katie Halloran of San Diego, Calif., Julia Halloran of Washington D.C., Maryclaire Henion Woron, of North Haven, Molly Henion, Rebecca Doback, Charles Doback III of Naugatuck, Megan Doback and Peter Doback of Watertown; many nieces and nephews; as well as his sister-in-law, Mary Doback. Besides his parents, Mr. Doback is predeceased by his brothers, Michael, Andrew, John, George Doback and Michael Borsos.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, 10:15 a.m. from the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Naugatuck, 201 Meadow St., to St. Francis of Assisi Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, High Street, Naugatuck. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis-St. Hedwig School, 294 Church St., Naugatuck, CT 06770.
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