Douglas C. Repoli, 61 of East Hampton, beloved father of Mikala and Kristen, passed away unexpectedly on March 1, 2022 at his home. Born in Hartford on March 29, 1960 to the late Francis and Dorothy (Pelletier) Repoli. Doug grew up and lived in Newington before moving to East Hampton. He always loved sports and was very athletic. He played on the baseball, basketball and football teams as a child and in college. Doug attended UCONN and graduated in 1982 with a degree in Economics. He was a lifelong UCONN sports fan, he also loved watching his teams, the Boston Celtics and Boston Red Sox. He worked doing carpentry and in the last 23 years as a manager at his family’s restaurant, Mickey’s Oceanic Grill in East Hartford. Everyone knew Doug at Mickey’s, and they could count on a cheerful greeting along with a proud update on his daughter’s lives. Doug always went to his daughter’s events including basketball, girl scouts, soccer, dance recitals, car club shows and indoor/outdoor track and field.
Doug would often visit Markham Meadows campground to share fond memories with his extended family. Another one of his favorite things to do was go to car shows and the beach with his daughters. Maine was Doug’s favorite family vacation destination. He always looked forward to celebrating Christmas time with his family and helped others get into the spirit of the holiday season. Cooking foods for his family or for special events was one of his well liked hobbies. When spring came around, Doug thoughtfully tended to his trees and flowers; the results of his efforts were rewarding. Many times after work he would enjoy walks with his ‘Granddogs’ Wolf and playing ball with Vegas.
He is survived by his daughters Mikala alongside her fiancé (Sal Esposito) and Kristen Repoli, his brothers and sister, Dennis and Pamela Repoli of South Glastonbury, Anne and Kurt Nyman of South Glastonbury, Daniel and Mary Ann Repoli of Glastonbury, and David Repoli of Tenafly, NJ, several nieces, nephews, cousins and many great friends. Doug was taken too soon and will be missed by all who knew him. There will be a wake held at the Spencer Funeral Home in East Hampton on Sunday, March 20th starting at 10am and the funeral will begin promptly at noon at the same place. All are welcome to the wake and funeral. The family requests those attending to wear a pop of color to commemorate Doug’s cheerful personality. Later this spring, a celebration of life will be held at Markham Meadows Campground of East Hampton on a TBD date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Police Dog Foundation www.nationalpolicedogfoundation.org/donations as Doug had a high regard for police and he loved animals.