Leo Arthur Doty

Born: Mon., Sep. 23, 1935
Died: Tue., Jul. 2, 2019

Celebration of Life

10:00 AM Sat., Jul. 13, 2019

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Leo Arthur Doty, age 83, died Tuesday, July 02, 2019, at Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury.


Mr. Doty was born in Watertown, MA on September 23, 1935. He was the son of Leo A. and Jennie (Williams) Doty, Sr. He grew up in Belmont, MA and received his education in Saugus, MA schools. He graduated from Saugus (MA) High School, class of 1955. He furthered his education at Boston University. He joined the United States Army in 1957 and was activated during the Berlin Crisis. Following his honorable discharge, he came to Salisbury. He had worked for Penn Mutual Insurance Company and later as a counselor at the Week’s School in Vergennes. He later purchased the Credit Bureau of Rutland and operated it until his retirement, following 30 years of service; he retired in 1997. He and his wife spent 14 years travelling from Florida to Nova Scotia visiting family and friends in their R.V. He belonged to Otter Valley Sam’s. He had served as board member of BLSG, chairman of BRAVO, member of Compass Treasure Chest and was a history buff who volunteered at the Stephen Douglas House in Brandon. He enjoyed sailing, fishing and model trains.


Surviving is his wife; Donna (Foster) Doty of Brandon; they married 60 years ago in the Methodist Church in Middlebury on December 23, 1958, one son; Paul H. Doty and his wife Jackie of Brandon and his daughter; Susan M. Hinton of St. Johnsbury, a nephew; David Dewey of Essex. 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, and all of the other children that touched his life also survive him. He gives praise to the Veterans Administration, and all medical teams. He was very spiritual and wish “People would Love each other more”.


A “Celebration of Life” is planned for Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 10 AM, at the Middlebury United Methodist Church. The Rev. Mari Clark, pastor will officiate. Following the ceremony, the family will receive friends in the church hall, for a time of remembrance.


Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be may, in his memory to; The Middlebury United Methodist Church, c/o Eileen Rinker, Treasurer 1301 Pearson Road, New Haven, VT 05472, or the Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association, 55 Collins Drive, Middlebury, VT 05753.


Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.






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Lorraine MacGowan
   Posted Mon July 08, 2019
Donna, Paul, Susan and family, please accept my deepest condolences on Art's passing. We have many fond memories of your time with us in Nova Scotia. We enjoyed sharing his stories and just kicking back and relaxing when we could. I remember hearing laughter coming from Mark's building when Art, Stedman and Nash would tell him stories of their lives. Maybe they are catching up with each other now. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all. Lorraine & family.

Rufus Smith
   Posted Thu August 08, 2019
I would like to express our condolences on Art's passing from the entire Vermont Electrical Association. He guided us through many years of gatherings, speakers, entertainers and scholarships. We all enjoyed his sense of humor and camaraderie.

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