June 1, 2020

Death of Doreen Meyer Announced; Celebration of Life to be Held in Lyme, May 11

Doreen Meyer

Doreen Meyer, age 86, passed away peacefully April 4, 2019 at home after a short illness with her family by her side. She was born in 1932 in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Stanley and Helen Arnold. She married her true love Robert Charles Meyer, in June 21, 1953 and they shared 66 wonderful years together.

She graduated from the prestigious Katherine Gibbs School in Newark, NJ. Doreen was a devoted wife and mother who took pride in providing a warm and nurturing home every day of the year for her family. She was accomplished at sewing, knitting, rug hooking, cooking and baking, as well being extremely knowledgeable about the history, repair and restoration of antiques. Her hands and feet were rarely still and not a Sunday went by without a “made-from-scratch” dessert for her beloved husband. Few could keep up with her abundance of energy.

For many years Doreen worked at Coffee’s Country Market, Old Lyme, where she greeted everyone with her beautiful smile. All who knew her were attracted her warm, kind and sweet personality.

Doreen will be forever remembered by her husband, Robert; their daughters, Kim Morgan and Heidi Meyer; sister and brother-in-law, Gail and Bud Nemec; six grandchildren, Devon Rust, Lindsey Morgan, Meredith Chapman, Ryan Meyer, Madeleine Meyer Schumacher, Olivia Meyer Schumacher; four great-grandchildren, Levi Morgan, Wyatt Rust, Andy Rust and Tristan Meyer as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Doreen was predeceased by her son, Keith Meyer and sister, Audrey Lindquist. All whom she loved and touched deeply. She will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate to know her.

Forever in our hearts.

Please join us for a Celebration of Life on Saturday, May 11, at 1 p.m., 8 Oak Tree Lane, Lyme to remember Doreen.



  1. Linda Troester says

    My name is Linda Troester, and I am one of Doreen’s first cousins. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend her celebration of life, but I did want to add a few words.
    I will never be able to see Doreen in my mind’s eye as 86 years old, and when I last saw her at 84 she didn’t look 84 either. But, to me Doreen will always be the 20-30 something that I knew long ago. She was the same charming, warm, interesting, and loving person that she has always been, but also strikingly elegant, stylish, always knew the right thing to say, altogether impressive, and someone that we all wanted to be more like. My mother (her aunt) and my father, who knew her so well, also thought that she was terrifically talented and a wonderful person to be around. I can’t say enough superlatives about Doreen and the way she made others feel comfortable, her fun approach to life in general, and her warm, generous and caring attitude.
    I am very sorry for the family’s loss, which I’m sure was also a loss for her entire community.
    With Sympathy,

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