Doris May (Brewer) Lawson

March 2, 1926 ~ November 16, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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Doris Lawson Obituary

Doris May (Brewer) Lawson, 97, of East Hampton, died Thursday (November 16, 2023) at Marlborough Health & Rehabilitation. Born March 2, 1926 to Annie C. (West) and Anton K. Brewer. Doris was predeceased by the love of her life, her husband of 62 years Kenneth E. Lawson. Her greatest joy was time spent with her family, her grandchildren were her pride and joy. Doris spent the entirety of her life in East Hampton and graduated from East Hampton High School in 1944. She studied to be a cadet nurse at St. Francis Hospital during WWII. Doris worked at both St. Francis and Middlesex Hospital, before spending 13 years as a school nurse for the East Hampton School District. She was a Charter member of the St. Patrick’s Guild and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. When able she loved spending time getting her hands dirty in her gardens. An avid UCONN Women’s Basketball fan and lifelong Boston Red Sox fan, she could always be found watching a game in her recliner with her cat Tigger watching over her. Doris is survived by her sons: Kenneth E. Lawson Jr. of East Hampton and Brent A. Lawson and his wife Barbara of Troy, ME; her twin sister Dorothy (Brewer) Lawson of Florida; her grandchildren Tanya Seay and her husband Hank, Gwen Lawson, Jared Lawson and his partner Susie Gobelle, and Stephanie Lawson; her great-grandchildren Boomer Seay, Aaron Seay, Colt Seay, Jake Seay, and her bonus great-grandchildren Hannah and Toby Simpson; as well as her great-great-grandchild Harper Seay. She is also survived by her nieces: Sandra, Marilyn, Tina, Cindy, and Pam; her nephews: Bruce, Roger, and Chris; as well as several great and great-great nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Middlesex Hospice for all their support over the last 20 months. Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St. East Hampton on Monday Nov. 27th from 5:00PM until 7:00PM. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday Nov. 28th at 11:00AM in St. Patrick Church in East Hampton. Burial will follow in Lake View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations in her memory to Middlesex Hospice ℅ Dept. of Philanthropy, 28 Crescent Street Middletown, Connecticut 06457. To leave online condolences please visit  

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November 27, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Spencer Funeral Home
112 Main Street
East Hampton, CT 06424

Funeral Liturgy
November 28, 2023

11:00 AM
St Patrick Church (East Hampton, CT)


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