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Doris Anita (Carlson) Prentice

August 8, 1925 ~ March 12, 2021 (age 95)


Doris Anita (Carlson) Prentice, lifelong resident of Manchester, died peacefully Friday, March 12, 2021.     

Doris was born in Manchester on Aug. 8, 1925, one of three children to Gustav William and Anna (Gustafson) Carlson. She attended Manchester schools, graduating from Manchester High  School in 1944. After a career in insurance, she raised a family and was, for many years a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church.  Doris was an avid music fan, played the organ and was      active in Emanuel's choir and bell choir.

Besides her parents, Doris was predeceased by her Loving husband of 64 years Edward J. Prentice and her beloved brothers Albert and Arvid. Doris is survived by her two children, Scott Prentice of Manchester, CT and Laura Witt of Venice, Florida.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday March 17 at 11:00 a.m., in the East Cemetery (Section 16 Harrison), 240 East Center St., Manchester.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Emanuel Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 60 Church St., Manchester, CT 06040. To leave a memory or message of condolence for the family, please visit


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March 16, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home
400 Main Street
Manchester, CT 06040

Graveside Service
March 17, 2021

11:15 AM
East Cemetery, Manchester
240 East Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040

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