Douglas Worcester Corliss
Douglas Worcester Corliss
  • April 6, 1952 - February 12, 2017
  • Keene, New Hampshire

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Douglas Worcester Corliss finished the final stretch of life's journey on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at his home in Keene, NH. Life's hike began for him in Keene on April 6, 1952. Douglas was born in Elliot Hospital to the late Charles and Bernice (Bunny) Barden Corliss.

As a young man he built his character by working with his family on their farm, the Worcester Dairy Farm, on Leverett Street in Keene. Hard work and dedication were two characteristics he learned at a very early age. As a young boy he worked with his father delivering milk to people in the community. He graduated from Keene High school in 1970 and then went on a road trip to California. Doug attended New Hampshire school of Technology in Manchester. After this he went to work with his father at RN Johnson, then began his career at Markem as an engraver, eventually becoming the master engraver. He worked at Markem for 42 years, retiring a year ago.

Doug enjoyed spending time with the ones he cared about most. He was a devoted partner, loving Dad and fun-loving Grandpa. He enjoyed being surrounded by nature, taking frequent hikes in the woods with his beloved dogs. He was a kind, intelligent, compassionate and warm spirited man. He loved to bend your ear about genealogy and local history. He was a knowledgeable, avid gardener and loved to show off his garden. He had a great passion for following local sports. He was always quick with a joke and loved making people laugh.

Doug was blessed with a loving family. He is survived by two daughters: Amadie Corliss of Swanzey and Lindsay Corliss of Keene, his son: Toby Corliss of Keene and his fiance Amanda Chickering, his loving partner: Susan Carran of Keene and her daughter: Rayuka Carran and her companion Sean Morris of Nashua, NH, six grandchildren: Kendrinne, Skyelen, Malia, Hunter, Brooklyn, Andre and his cousin Tim Thrasher of Brattleboro and several other extended family members. He is also survived by his first wife of 35 years: Bonnie (Carey) Corliss of Keene. He was predeceased by his brother David Corliss in 2013 and his cousin Lindsey Thrasher in 1969.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Federated Church in Marlborough on Pleasant Street, Marlborough, NH on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 11am. Family and friends are invited to call on the family on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 5 to 7pm at the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene, NH.

For others to learn more about their family history and the community in which they live, Doug's family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Historical Society of Cheshire County, PO box 803, Keene, NH 03431 or to the Monadnock Humane Society, 101 West Swanzey, NH 03446, due to his love of animals.