Douglas L. Owen, 63 - best friend and beloved husband of Carlene (Schultz) Owen, died on Monday, November 24, 2014 at St. Francis hospital in Hartford. He was born in Meriden; son of the late Leigh C. and Ruth D. Owen.Doug was retired from the Coca-Cola Company after 37 years. He was an avid sports fan who followed the Yankees, Giants and Oregon Ducks. Locally, he was an original M.A.S.A board member. He also holds a 'Certificate of Upgrade' among an elite group of friends. In addition to Carlene, Doug is survived by their two sons and very special daughters-in-law: Patrick and Maureen Owen, Michael and Sandy Owen all of Meriden as well as 'son #3', Matt Lis of Plainville. He will always be lovingly remembered as 'Pa' by his grandchildren Julia, Alex, and Tyler Owen. Doug also leaves a brother Clark (Joyce) Owen of Danielson, CT and a sister Melissa Owen of Weymouth, MA. Including Anissa and Derrek, he leaves three nieces and nephews and extended family. In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, contributions in his memory can be made to J.D.R.F., (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), 2969 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06518. Funeral services will be private. The Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave.,Meriden has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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  1. Carlene and Family. My Condolences to you and your family. As time passes you will always have the memories in your heart.

  2. Carlene, Clark, Melissa and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I think of Doug’s great sense of humor his smile and laugh. I have great memories of him and the whole Owen family. God Bless, Jill Smith Dorozen

  3. Carlene, Mike, Pat and family, I am very sorry to hear of Doug’s passing and your loss. I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Doug for 35 years at Coca Cola. He was a dedicated family man, a hard worker and a good friend. We came up through the C

  4. Carlene, Patrick, Michael, Melissa and Clark, I am so shocked to hear of the passing of Doug. Such a love. I remember all the wonderful times we had. All the help he gave us, parties he helped with and of course, the ballgames he made us all play. We were

  5. Carlene, So sorry for your loss, may you and the family find peace in the wonderful memories you share, know many of us are thinking of you during this somber time! If you need anything reach out!

  6. I am so sorry to hear a about Doug. He was a great man. We had a lot of good times together at Coca- Cola. He will surely be missed. Bill DeFeo

  7. Melissa & Clark, It was a shock to read of Doug’s passing in the Record Journal online. My sincere condolences to you both and to all of Doug’s family. It has been many years but I well remember growing up with the three of you at FBC. May your memorie

  8. Mike and Family so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad . Your dad was a dedicated worker and I am sure a dedicated father and husband as well . Whenever you had a question to do with the business he could always answer it for you with a smile . May h

  9. We were so very sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. To us he was and will always be remembered as a quite, soft spoken man who always had a smile on his face. His light hearted banter over Red Sox verse Yankee’s was always a pleasure. To family and friend

  10. Dear Colin I just heard. Of Doug’s passing and im so sorry to here this. Doug will surely missed. Caroline I know we have not seen each other in a while but I will always rember the good times we had baseball . beer and the times at the bar after our games again I so sorry to hear of his passing. Caroline if there is any thing at all please call Wayne at 203 600 are the best woman i have ever known,PS LIKE ANYTHING U NEED PLEASE CALL

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