Obituary of Theresa Docktor
After enjoying the benefits of dementia for several years, Theresa Helen Docktor died on Sunday, June 4, 2017 after a brief illness. The seventh of eight children, She was born February 4, 1932 on the family farm in Brookfield to John and Elizabeth (Piskura) Tomascak. She graduated from Danbury High School in 1950, and worked at the Barden Corporation. A lifetime communicant of St Joseph Church in Brookfield, she married Albert Edmund Docktor in the chapel on Pocono Road in 1961.
A farm girl at heart, she enjoyed the outdoors, animals, and most especially, wildflowers. She was an active member of the Garden Club of Brookfield for many years. Although an unremarkable cook, she excelled at baking. The cookie tin was always full, and she passed on the tradition of baking holiday nut rolls to her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter Catherine (Dave) Wolfe of Roxbury; sons James (Alex) and Andrew (Donna) Docktor of Brookfield; grandchildren James, Joe, Tyler, Clara and Edmund; great granddaughters Starpharia and Jamie; sisters Mary Went of Bethel and Elizabeth Wojciechowski of Brookfield; a rekindled light of her life, Arthur B. Carlson, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 30 years, Albert E., her son, Albert L., and siblings Aloysius, John, Vincent and Helen Tomascak and Dorothy Bona.
The family would like to thank Andrea from Always Best Care and the staff at Maplewood of Stony Hill for the care they provided.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10am on Thursday, June 8th at St. Joseph Church, 163 Whisconier Rd., Brookfield. All are requested to meet directly at the church. Friends may visit on Wednesday, June 7th from 4 - 7pm at the Brookfield Funeral Home, 786 Federal Rd., Brookfield.
In lieu of flower arrangements, family and friends are asked to plant something that will endure or to donate to a charity of their choice.
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