Farming Rural 07

Brian T. Doty

March 10, 1967 ~ October 22, 2021 (age 54)


Brian Todd Doty, 54, originally from Lunenburg, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Orange, Massachusetts on October 22, 2021 after a period of declining health.

Brian was born at Leominster Hospital on March 10, 1967 to Robert P. Doty, Sr and the late Helen M. (Schuster) Doty.

He is survived by his wife Nancy Stevens Doty of Leominster and their son Connor P. Doty of Lunenburg; his eldest son U.S. Air Force Senior Airman (E-4) Gabriel Marcoux, of Alaska (as well as Gabe’s mother Crystal Parent and her sons Chad and Seth); his father Robert P. Doty Sr. and his father’s wife, Phyllis Aiken, of Greenfield; his brother Robert P. Doty Jr. and Bobby’s wife, Tatiana, of Hubbardston; his beloved fraternal twin sister Brenda Doty of Fitchburg; his sister, Elizabeth Cormier, and Betty’s husband Norman of Ashburnham; his brother Benjamin J. Doty and Ben’s wife Linda of Stow; his six nieces and nephews: Jessica, Jason, Benjamin, Jack, Isabel and Jake; as well as many aunts, cousins, and life-long friends.

Brian was always a hard worker and spent most of his time enjoying the outdoors.  He began farming at an early age at Dick’s Market in Lunenburg, and he continuously honed his green thumb skills throughout his life.  He worked in the landscaping industry, and held various positions at Plastic Distribution Corporation and at Doors Unlimited.  Brian recently had found enjoyment in working at the Hamshaw Lumber Company.

As a graduate of the Lunenburg High School class of 1985, Brian was a star athlete who played with reckless abandon in football, basketball, and track.   A true New Englander, he was a diehard Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins fan who was only satisfied with a championship season.   Brian enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking and spending time with family and friends.   He was an avid movie watcher and could often be heard reciting lines from various movies and television shows.  He loved to make people laugh, even if it meant he was the brunt of the joke.  Brian had an incredible ability to befriend and find common ground with anyone, regardless of their economic status, political views, or religious beliefs. 

Brian, you will be sorely missed by all who knew you, the world needs more souls like you and you will live in our hearts forever!

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, November 11 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Lunenburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Home 763 Mass Ave, Lunenburg.

Burial will take place at the Lunenburg North Cemetery on Friday, November 12, at 11:00 am.   A celebration of Brian’s life will follow the burial.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of New England, 650 Suffolk St., Suite 405, Lowell, MA 01854 or the American Heart Association, 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451.

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November 11, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Masciarelli Family Funeral Homes
243 Water Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420

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