Obituary: Douglas E. Diver

Douglas E. Diver
Douglas E. Diver

NAUGATUCK — Douglas E. Diver, 60, passed away at his home.

Doug was born in Waterbury on Aug. 21, 1955, son of Jean (Woodside) Diver and the late Edwin Diver. A longtime Naugatuck resident, he graduated from Emmet O’Brien Technical School in 1973 and also attended Naugatuck Valley Community College. He was a retired firefighter and served with the Naugatuck Fire Department for 25 years.

Having a passion for cars, Doug operated Auto Memories, a Model A shop in town for several years, and also ran a car club. He was active in the community, and was involved in numerous fishing and soap box derbies. He enjoyed camping, the outdoors, and spending time with his granddaughter. He was always there to lend a helping hand, and knew how to make people laugh.

Besides his mother, Doug is survived by his daughter, Danielle Diver of Naugatuck; his granddaughter, Ariel Pierre; his former wife, Deborah (Renzoni) Diver of Naugatuck; his brothers, Mark Diver and his wife Theresa of Naugatuck, Dwight Diver and his wife Donna of Southington; his sisters, Leslie Diver and Shelley Fallon and her husband Michael, all of Naugatuck; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Dustin Diver.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Peter J. Foley Little League, 170 Park Ave., Naugatuck, CT 06770 or the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, 282 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106.

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