Thursday, June 24, 2021


Marie (Doering) Donofrio


Marie (Doering) Donofrio, 94, of Branford passed away on April 25. She was born Nov. 28, 1926, in Westfield, Massachusetts, to William and Nellie (Allen) Doering.

Marie is survived by her stepchildren, Joyce Crews of California, Gail McNeill of Nevada, and Rosemary Burns of Derby. She is also survived by nephew Dr. Richard Carlson of Oklahoma and niece Rosemary Cinquanta of Branford. Marie is preceded in death by her husbands, Howard Carlson and Peter Donofrio, and two stepchildren, Howard Carlson and Jane Carlson.

Marie was a retired 3rd grade school teacher in Branford. She received her master’s degree in education from Yale University and SCSU. She was a Snoopy collector for many years and enjoyed going to “Beagle Fest” in Santa Rosa, California, with her stepdaughter, Gail.

Family will receive mask wearing friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Friday, April 30, in the Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home, 43 Kirkham Avenue, East Haven with burial to follow at Tabor Cemetery in Branford.

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