Douglas R. Achorn, 60

Douglas Richard Achorn, 60, of Thomaston passed away June 1, 2014 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. A longtime resident of Thomaston, Doug was born in Norwalk and grew up in Georgetown. He battled amyloidosis with determination and courage, and never lost his sense of humor, giving his family strength to the very end.

Doug is survived by his daughter Jessica Achorn of New Milford, his son Jeffrey Achorn also of New Milford and his daughter Christina of Gaylordsville. Doug is also survived by his brother William Achorn of Danbury, niece Michelle and nephew William and by his sister Sharon of Georgetown.

Douglas attended Wilton Public Schools and worked at numerous jobs including: Wilton Chevrolet, Wilton Taxi, Servco Oil, Inc., and for many years was a warehouse manager for Master Electric Supply in Bridgeport. In recent years he worked for Brickett Construction and Performance Landscaping. Doug enjoyed fishing, both salt water and freshwater, and loved sharing his many memories with his family. Whenever a family member needed a helping hand, Doug was always there for us, and he loved his children very much.

Calling hours will be held at Bouton’s Funeral Home, 31 West Church Street in Georgetown on Thursday, June 5, 2014 between the hours of 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for friends and family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Sacred Heart Church, 20 Church Street in Georgetown, on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 10:00 am. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery, South Main Street in New Canaan.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in memory of Douglas Achorn to Connecticut Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405 or online at

Though short, Doug’s was a life well lived and rich in experiences. He will be greatly missed.