Doris K. Preece, age 96, of Charlton, MA, passed away on July 2, 2014. Born in Meriden, CT on June 28, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Julius and Rose Higus Kamens. She leaves behind two children; son Arthur J. Preece, Jr & his wife Susan of Sarasota, FL and her daughter Dory Preece Graham & her husband Brad of Westborough, MA as well as daughter in-law Jackie Preece of Old Saybrook, Ct; grandchildren, Jennifer Preece, Rose S. Preece, Arthur J. Preece III, Rachelle Rapoza, Melissa Graham, Renee DiGiacomo, Jamie Doering, Robert J. Preece Jr, Kimberly Clinton, Heather Weinberg, Kelly Hewitt & Kyle Graham; great-grandchildren Christopher Harriman, Katelyn Harriman, Machella Allen, Ashley Preece, Matthew Preece, Jackson Preece, Julia Pittorino, Rachael Pittorino, Felix Pittorino, Tre Doering, Ella Doering, Caroline Doering, Soley Clinton, Sam Clinton, Neely Graham, Isaac Graham, Lindsey Hewitt & Meghan Hewitt, Devin, Alexis & Dillon DiGiacomo, Allison & Daniel Rapoza, Madison, MacKenzi & Peyton Weinberg and two great-great-grandchildren Laci Harriman and Colton Harriman. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved husband, Arthur J. Preece, Sr, her son Robert J. Preece, her two brothers, Norman and Wilbur Kamens and her sister Grace Kamens Johnson. Doris was also a proud member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Friends are invited to attend her graveside service at Gethsemane Cemetery, 76 Bee St, Meriden on Monday, July 7th at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations made to: Overlook Masonic Health Center- Charlton, 88 Masonic Rd, Charlton, MA 01581. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT-FLATOW FUNERAL HOME, 48 Cook Ave, Meriden.

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