|Fred J. Doocy|
|77th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut|
|Governor||John N. Dempsey|
|Preceded by||Samuel J. Tedesco|
|Succeeded by||Attilio R. Frassinelli|
|Member of the Connecticut State Senate from the 4th District|
|Born||May 5, 1913|
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
|Died||December 7, 2017 (aged 104)|
Manchester, Connecticut, U.S.
(1942–2010; her death)
|Alma mater||Rutgers University|
Frederick J. Doocy (May 5, 1913 – December 7, 2017) was an American politician and banker.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Doocy was born in 1913 in Hartford, Connecticut. After attending East Harford High School, the American Institute of Banking, Graduate Institute of Banking, and Rutgers University, Doocy worked as a banker at Hartford National Bank & Trust as a bookkeeper. He would later return after World War II in 1945 and assume the position as Assistant Treasurer. A World War II veteran in the United States Air Force, he was active in South Windsor town politics for many years. He served three terms as town treasurer, before being elected to the State Senate for the 4th District in 1958 as a Democrat. He remained town treasurer until 1959. He would be reelected to the Senate in 1960 and 1962 additionally.
Doocy was the 77th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut from 1966 to 1967, assuming the office when Samuel J. Tedesco resigned. He had formerly served as President pro tempore of the Connecticut Senate, serving from 1963 until his appointment as Lieutenant Governor.
He married Mary O'Keefe (1916–2010) in 1942 and had five children. He was a member of the South Windsor American Legion chapter, Rotary Club in East Hartford, and Chamber of Commerce in East Hartford, where he was a former president. In 2013, Doocy turned 100 and was honored with a party at his home, Arbors of Hop Brook Retirement Community in Manchester, Connecticut. It was attended by many local legislators and dignitaries, among them Connecticut Congressman John Larson. Doocy died on December 7, 2017 in Manchester, Connecticut, at the age of 104.
References[edit | edit source]
- Secretary of the State (1965). Connecticut State Register and Manual. State of Connecticut. p. 124. https://archive.org/stream/regist65conn#page/124/mode/2up/search/Doocy.
- Curtin, Denise (2013-07-22). "Former Ct. Lt. Governor, Fred Doocy Honored - Announcements - Manchester, CT Patch". Manchester.patch.com. http://manchester.patch.com/groups/announcements/p/former-ct-lt-governor-fred-doocy-honored. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
- "Mary M. O'Keefe DOOCY Obituary: View Mary DOOCY's Obituary by Hartford Courant". Legacy.com. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=144213241. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
- "Frederick Doocy Obituary". Carmon Community Funeral Homes. December 7, 2017. http://www.carmonfuneralhome.com/obituary/Frederick-J.-Doocy/Manchester-Connecticut/1768988. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
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Samuel J. Tedesco
|Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut
Attilio R. Frassinelli
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