Obituary of Phyllis A. Dugger
Phyllis Alberta (Beaumont) Dugger, 94, of Vernon, beloved wife of the late Robert C. Dugger, Sr., died on Thanksgiving November 25, 2021. Born April 28, 1927 in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Edgar and Phyllis Alberta (Norse) Beaumont, she had lived in East Hartford until 1970, moving to Vernon until her passing. Phyllis graduated from East Hartford High School in 1945 working at First National Stores later joining G. Fox & Co. as a comptometer operator where she worked until 1972 to help pay college tuition for her children. During that period, she also supported her husband through keeping the books for his work endeavors. Bob and Phyllis were married for 70 years. Phyllis’s greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family, whether it was hosting family celebrations or holiday gatherings, or babysitting her grandchildren and grand dogs. Phyllis had a real appreciation for Boston Terriers owning five of them during her life, as well as, a collection of Boston Terrier figurines, stuffed animals, calendars and pictures. The neighborhood squirrels, chipmunks and birds will miss her as she kept the wildlife happy around her home. Phyllis loved to bake, read books, make jigsaw puzzles and play games with her family. She passed on her love of the family Maine vacation traditions, which now continues with her children and grandchildren. Whether as Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma or Auntie Bert, she loved her family and her family loved her. Phyllis is survived by her two children: Robert and his wife Janice Dugger of Glastonbury, and Charlene and her husband Jeffrey Rubacha of Manchester; three grandchildren: Suzie Scheffler, Katie Goodrich and her husband Dave, and Rob Dugger and his wife Kate; five great grandchildren: Andy and Mikey Scheffler, Michele and Charles Dugger and William Goodrich. She is also survived by her brother Ticker Beaumont and Pat Moll of Maine and her Beaumont nephews, their spouses and their children. She was predeceased by her brother-in-law Charles Dugger, her sister-in-law Jean Beaumont, her niece Marianna Beaumont and Jim Scheffler. The family would like to especially thank Vanessa and all of the care givers at the Hearth in Glastonbury, the Hartford Healthcare Hospice team and her aide Tina for their care and kindness during her difficult times. Phyllis’s family will receive friends and family on Monday December 6, 2021 from 9:30am to 11:00am with a service to follow at 11am in Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury with her burial to follow in Valley Falls Cemetery, Vernon. Those who may wish to make memorial donations may do so to the Connecticut Humane Society. For online condolences please visit www.mulryanfh.com.