Douglas G. Schnerr, 65, of Prospect passed away peacefully, while surrounded by the love of his family, at Hartford Hospital on Thursday, March 16, 2023. He was the beloved husband of Lori (Kimmer) Schnerr for almost 40 years. Doug was born on July 31, 1957 in Waterbury and was the son of the late Harold and Mary (Baker) Schnerr.
Doug graduated from Kaynor Technical School and went on to work for many years at Ingersoll Saturn as an auto technician. Doug was a “Mr. Fix It”. He could fix anything without You-Tube or video instructions. He was a hands-on, kind, and quick-witted man. Doug’s lawn was a showpiece, meticulously maintained with pride. He enjoyed his Harley motorcycle, Nascar and was a drag racer in his early twenties.
Family was Doug’s primary focus. Every year Doug, his wife Lori and their two kids, Eric and Kylene would go skiing at Sugarloaf. Many happy memories were made on a pair of skis, whether on snow or water. They also enjoyed dinners out and boating. Doug loved his family. He was a proud and devoted husband, Dad and very proud Papa.
Doug leaves to cherish his love and memory, besides his wife Lori, his daughter Kylene LaFortune and her husband Mark of Oxford, his precious granddaughter Reese LaFortune and his son Eric and his wife Elena of Middletown. He also leaves his sister Doreen Cocchiola and her husband Robert of SC as well as his aunt Marjorie “Jeri” Schnerr and many friends.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at Prospect Memorial/ The Palmerie Family Funeral Home, 122 Waterbury Rd., Prospect. A Celebration of Life Service will immediately follow at 6:30 PM. Prospect Memorial/ the Palmerie Family Funeral Home is honored to assist and care for the Schnerr family during this very painful time. Please visit www.prospectmemorial.com to share a favorite memory, a photo of Doug or to express your support and love for Doug and his family.
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