Wake:Saturday, April 4th, from 1:00 to 4:30 P.M., in the Collins Funeral Home.Service:A prayer service will commence at 4:30 P.M.; Rev. James Scanlon will officiate.Interment:Private.Contributions:Norwalk High School Soccer Scholarship Fund, c/o Norwalk High School, 55 County Street, Norwalk, CT 06851, or Blessed Assurance Pre-School, 175 White Plains Road, Trumbull, CT 06611

Douglas B. Laughton


June 9, 1951 ~ March 30, 2015

Douglas B. Laughton, 63, of Stratford, formerly of Norwalk, died Monday, March 30th, at home. He was the husband of Ellen Kirtland Laughton.

Born in Norwalk, June 9, 1951, son of Elizabeth Warren Laughton, of Brewster, MA and the late Richard Laughton, he was a 1970 graduate of Norwalk High School. Mr. Laughton was with Connecticut Light and Power for over 40 years; retiring in 2012 as chief lineman. An avid golfer and Norwalk High School Soccer fan; Doug enjoyed the Rhode Island beaches, but mostly enjoyed being with his family and especially his grandchildren.

Survivors in addition to his wife and mother include two sons; Chris Laughton and his wife Nanette, of Norwalk, Ben Laughton and wife Elizabeth, of Pleasant Hills, PA, a daughter; Emilie Reilly and husband Joe, of Auburn, MA, two brothers; Robert Laughton, of Charlotte, No. Carolina, Tom Laughton and his wife Sharyn, of Eastham, MA, and five grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Saturday, April 4th, from 1:00 to 4:30 P.M. A prayer service will commence at 4:30 P.M.; Rev. James Scanlon will officiate. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions are requested to Norwalk High School Soccer Scholarship Fund, c/o Norwalk High School, 55 County Street, Norwalk, CT 06851, or Blessed Assurance Pre-School, 175 White Plains Road, Trumbull, CT 06611

  1. Dear Ell,

    I am so sorry about Doug – I am heart sick. Martha and I have spoken and will always be grateful for all the love shared with Ma and Dad. We loved him very much and will miss him terribly.

    Love you so much,

    Mare

    April 1, 2015
    Mary Kate -
  • To Ellen and the Laughton family,
    We were sorry to hear about Doug. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Fran and Betsy Dattalo

    April 1, 2015
    Fran and Betsy Dattalo -
  • Dear Ellen, Chris , Ben , Emilie and the rest of the Laughton family,
    I am so sorry! My thoughts and prayers are with you. Doug was a special person and it was my honor to call him a friend.
    Love, Audrey Kurtz

    April 1, 2015
    Audrey Kurtz -
  • Dear Ellen, Emilie, Chris & Ben,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Doug was a great guy and we were so lucky to have known him. We will always remember his booming voice and presence wherever he was!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love, Larry, Vicki, Nick & Kevin Daniele

    April 1, 2015
    Vicki Daniele -
  • We were so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. He was a very special man and boy could we joke around with him. He was
    the joking kind. Our condolences to the family. We both will always remember tall Doug always joking around with
    us, giving us a hard time. He will not be forgotten. He will be missed.

    April 1, 2015
    DARIA MIEDZINSKI, NOEL KELLER MURPHY -
  • Dear Ellen, Deepest sympathy for you and your family. Doug was a gentle “wake” on the sea of life…….very kind and friendly. May happy memories comfort you .

    April 2, 2015
    Ann Stockman -
  • Dear Ellen, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Linda Millman

    April 4, 2015
    Linda Millman -
  • I believe and trust in God – I also believe in Santa Claus and Doug was Santa Claus for me – with a hearty laugh, a round belly and a jolly soul – he gave to everyone whether he knew it or not – it was just his personality. The tribute was to see how many people attended the wake – he touched so many lives in so many different ways – sad? yes! But so happy I knew him and his memories will live on forever as my Santa Claus. Heart felt sympathy and prayers are with you and the entire family. WE LOVE YOU ALL! Ken and Deb

    April 7, 2015
    Deborah Hirsekorn -
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