Doris  Niner

Doris M. Niner (Panni)

Monday, June 25th, 1934 - Monday, December 23rd, 2019
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Doris M. (Panni) Niner, beloved wife of James E. Niner, entered into eternal rest on Monday, December 23, 2019 at the age of 85. Doris was born in Clinton MA, daughter of the late Elvio and Frances (Bevilacqua) Panni and was a 1952 graduate of Clinton High School. Doris last worked at the former Twisting Grapevine Gift Shop in Somers CT. Doris and Jim were married for 63 years and lived in Enfield CT since 1958. Doris was a history enthusiast, avid reader and Hartford Whaler hockey fan who loved traveling, cooking, decorating and casino trips but above all else, loved spending time with family and friends. Doris was devoted to her husband and children and in addition to the love of her life, Jim, leaves behind her four cherished daughters, Deborah and her husband, Howard Rae; Karen Distazio; Patricia and her husband, Gregg Piepul, all of Enfield; Donna and her husband Rocky King of Cumming GA; a son-in-law Albert Distazio of Enfield; nine treasured grandchildren, Allan Wight and his wife Nicole of Cumming GA; Derek, Drew & Dylan Piepul all of Enfield; Adam and Aaron Distazio of Enfield; Joseph, Juan and Bella King of Cumming GA; five adored great-grandchildren, Timothy, Allan, Lucas and Alexander Wight of Cumming GA; Elizabeth Goulet of Suffield CT and a great grandchild of her heart, Emmylou Haag of Springfield MA along with many dear aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Doris was predeceased by her only sibling, Edmund Panni of Brewster MA. Relatives and friends may gather on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Browne Memorial Chapels, 43 Shaker Road, Enfield CT from 4 pm to 7 pm. The funeral will be held Monday, December 30, 2019 at 9 am from the funeral home and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Martha’s Church, 214 Brainard Road, Enfield CT at 10 a.m. The burial will be in St. Patrick’s King Street Cemetery Enfield CT. Memorial donations in Doris’ memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, 200 Executive Boulevard S, #4b, Southington, CT 06489.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels
    43 Shaker Road
    ENFIELD, CT 06082
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  • Service

    Monday, December 30th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, December 30th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Martha Church
    214 Brainard Road
    ENFIELD, CT 06082
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    Fr. Michael DeVito
  • Interment

    St Patrick's King St Cemetery
    King Street
    ENFIELD, CT 06082
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Mary Beth (White) Clifford

Posted at 10:16pm
To Debbie and the entire extended Niner family - I have not lived in Enfield for many, many years but looked today on this website to see if any names or faces rang familiar. Of course, as soon as I saw your Mom's picture (and name) many memories came flooding back from long ago. I always remember seeing your Mom and Dad at St. Martha's and certainly around town. You were very fortunate to have her in your lives for all of these years. May God's healing hand bring you comfort and I am confident that your many memories of your mother will live on in your hearts. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

With love and hugs from the Men's Club & Wives

Posted at 11:06am
Pat and Family, our loving thoughts are with you. Know she will be in your hearts forever.
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Posted at 08:52am
With our deepest condolences
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Posted at 07:35am
Always in our hearts with love, Paul & Jeanne Bellucci, Carol & Michael Grady, Rita & Toby Crowley, Lorna & Brian Keane and Families
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The Moman Family

Posted at 11:12am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love very much.
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