Leonard Everett Dorman, 88, died on December 5, 2017 at the Hospital of St. Raphael. He was reunited with the love of his life, Phyllis James Dorman, to whom he had been married for 54 years. Father of Sharon (David) Ormstedt of Bloomington, IN, Wendy (Frank) Willis of Bluffton, SC, Andrew (Lynne) Dorman of Cheshire, and Alicia (Keith) Nieforth of Randolph, NJ. Grandfather to Sarah Titzer, Erin Brown, David Ormstedt, Jr., Keri, Stacey, & Matthew Willis, Megan Willis-Bush, Chad, Jeffrey, Christopher, & Abby-Lyn Dorman, and Leanne & Julia Nieforth. Great-grandfather to Jack & Nicholas Titzer, Gabrielle & Gavin Punko, Julian Bush, and Ryan Willis, plus two more on the way. Brother to Harold Dorman, Emily Moody, Lillian Rawling, and seven previously deceased siblings. Leonard was born in New Haven on August 4, 1929, a son to the late Leonard A. and Emily Geir Dorman. Leonard had been a master carpenter for over 65 years and had a hand in remodeling his children’s homes many years after personally building his own home. He was a proud U.S. Army Veteran and for 50 years was a member of the Mix District Volunteer Fire Dept. Leonard was lovingly known as the Energizer Bunny and will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Monday, December 11th at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at 10 a.m. followed by burial with Military Honors in St. Mary Cemetery, Hamden. Friends may visit with his family on Sunday, December 10th from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations in Leonard’s memory may be sent to Mix District Vol. Fire Dept., 905 Shepard Ave., Hamden, CT 06514.

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  1. To the entire Dorman family: Your dad was a wonderful man and will truly be missed!! I met him and your mother through my aunts, Jane and Anne Nolan, and they were two of the loveliest people I have ever met! Being a neighbor, I would always watch their house when driving by when they would go to Florida! No one kept their yard as beautiful as your dad did!! I think I will always look over at his house,when driving by, looking for him to be out working in the garden! I know he missed your mom and I’m sure he’s happy to be with her again! He will be forever missed!

  2. What a wonderful man with a distinguished life! Our sincerest condolences to his entire loving family. Thank you, Mr. Dorman, for your service to this country and to the residents of Hamden, CT. God bless.

  3. Dear Children and Grandchildren of Len Dorman, A wonderful person. I would always wave and he would wave back as I made my way on to Shepard Avenue. He had a beautiful smile for everyone who passed his way. When I needed cataract surgery he told me not to be afraid that it would be ok and he was absolutely right. I shall miss his waves and smiles as I go down West Shepard Avenue.

  4. Dear Sharon, Wendy, Andrew and Alicia and families: Sorry about the loss of your father, Uncle Lenny. Such fond memories of him throughout the years. Our deepest condolences. Don & Lisa Rawling

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