Doris Miller

Doris Jeanette Miller

1939 - 2020

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Doris "Meme" Miller, age 80, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020, at her home in Port Charlotte, FL. Born on December 12, 1939, in Great Barrington, MA, she was the first child of the late John A. Deland, Sr. and Luella (Markham) Deland. She attended Roeliff Jansen Central School in Copake, NY then Mt. Everett High School in Sheffield, MA. Doris wore many different hats when she was in the workforce, all while balancing family life. In her early years, she was a Nursing Assistant at The Pines Nursing Home; Packaging Operator at Becton, Dickinson, and Company; Assembly Lineworker at Bicron Electronics, Co.; Dietary Supervisor at Noble Horizon; Supervisor at The Lakeville Journal; Private Duty Caregiver and owned a Lawn Mowing business with her husband up until her retirement. She married her husband, the late Kenneth Miller on August 8, 1996, in Niagara Falls. In 2012, she retired and moved to Florida with her husband full time after selling their home in Copake Falls, NY. Although she lived in Florida full time, she would still visit family during the holidays and attended special milestones. She also could not go back to her home in FL until she made her infamous spaghetti and homemade sauce. She loved spending time with her family, especially time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. When she wasn't watching NASCAR, she enjoyed camping throughout the United States, crafting, knitting, and crocheting. One of her favorite sayings was "what's that noise?" and we are beginning to understand what a treasure that truly is. She leaves two children; Melissa Waldron of Canaan, CT; Patrick McGuire, and his wife, Beth, of Canaan CT. She also leaves four siblings; John A. Deland, Jr., and his wife, Penny of Housatonic, MA; Stephen DeLand, Sr., and his wife, Hisae of Japan; Brian Deland, and his companion, Andrea Eichstedt, of Sheffield, MA; Karen Deland, and her companion, Michael Murphy, of Alford, MA. Five grandchildren, Amy Kuhn, and her husband, Joshua of San Antonio, TX; Adam Waldron, and his wife, Michele of Canaan, CT; Heather Tatro, and her husband, Christopher of San Antonio, TX; Hannah McGuire and Connor McGuire, both of Canaan, CT along with two great-grandchildren and one on the way; Kennedy Kuhn, Addison Waldron, and Olivia Tatro. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Miller in October 2017. She was also predeceased by one brother, Charles Deland in January 2016. Due to Covid-19, a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Signing Off, L
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