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Douglass Aiken Wheeler, 91, passed away on August 31, 2019. He was born in West Virginia, on November 12, 1927 and raised on Staten Island, NY. He was the son of the late Raymond Carlton Wheeler and Molly (Dillon) Wheeler. He is also predeceased by his brothers Robert C. Wheeler, James P. Wheeler, sister Shirley Jean (Wheeler) Chiapperini, and nephew Peter Chiapperini.
He was the father of James Robert Wheeler and his wife Janet of Stow, MA; Stuart Douglass Wheeler and his wife Mary of Golden, CO. Grandfather of Bradford D. Wheeler and Gregory B. Wheeler, both of Brookline, MA; Dustin Wheeler and his wife Jenni Klauder of Forest Hills, NY; Kelsey M. Wheeler of Golden, CO. He also leaves his nephew Robert Wheeler and his wife Sandy (and family) of Shrub Oak, NY; three nieces Barbara Wheeler of Lantana, FL; Caryl (Wheeler) Owen and her husband Jim of Verona, WI; and Frances Ann (Chiapperini) Berardocco and her husband Lou of Staten Island, NY.
Doug was a veteran and served in the U.S. Army at the end of WWII. He attended Wagner College and his working career was spent at AT&T primarily in New Jersey and New York City. He and Marie, along with his two older brothers and their wives, retired to family-owned property in the Catskills. There they spent many years enjoying the outdoors, tapping the maple trees in the Spring, and being good stewards of the land. Doug was also an avid golfer and a Lions Club volunteer for many years.
Doug’s family wishes to acknowledge and thank the staff at Whitney Place in Northborough for their compassionate and kind care given to him during his time there. Donations in memory of Doug can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org).
Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main Street, Northborough, MA is entrusted with arrangements (www.haysfuneralhome.com). Interment will be private.