Naugatuck, CT Doris Ardry, 93, the widow of Bernard C. Ardry, Sr., died peacefully on January 8, 2018 at Glendale Center surrounded by her loving family.
Doris was born on December 21, 1924 in Waterbury, CT the daughter of the late Eugene and Kathryn (Lorigan) Gladding and had lived in Naugatuck for most of her life. Doris formerly worked at the footwear division of Uniroyal, Inc. and at O.T.B. on Bank Street in Waterbury. She was a parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Church where she served as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, and was a member of the Parish Council, the Altar Guild and the Liturgy Committee. Doris was a past President and Chaplain of the V.F.W. Crusader Post 1946 Ladies Auxiliary, a member of the American Legion Post 17 Ladies Auxiliary, the first Queen Mother of the Naugatuck Chapter of the Red Hatters and was an active member of the Naugatuck Senior Center. Doris was a member of the Naugatuck Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians and she served as Irish Mayor for the Day.
Doris is survived by her son, Bernard C. Ardry, Jr., and his wife, Jacqueline of Bridgeport; her daughters, Joyce Luzio and her husband, Manny of Naugatuck, Carol Harnish of Augusta, ME and Diane Dutton and her husband, Dave of Waterbury; her son-in-law, Douglas Kauffman of Farmingdale NJ; her 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and her husband, Doris was predeceased by her daughter, Kathryn Kauffman; her son in law, Del Wyman and her brothers, Elmer and Eugene Gladding.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11:00am at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church Street, Naugatuck. Those attending are asked to please go directly to church. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck. Calling hours are Thursday from 5-8 pm at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue. Members of the Naugatuck Ladies A.O.H. will meet at the funeral home on Thursday at 6:30pm for a Prayer Service. In lieu of flowers and to honor Doris’s memory, contributions may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770.