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Doris Hand April 12, 1939- January 23, 2013 Sturbridge - Doris (Provencal) Hand, of Stur-bridge, MA, passed away January 23, 2013 at home among family after a lengthy illness. She was born in Putnam, CT on April 12, 1939, daughter of Gilbert and Gabrielle (Trahan) Provencal of Danielson, CT. She attended Killingly High School and continued her education at the University of CT, receiving a degree in chemical engineering. She worked many years at Zips Diner in Dayville, CT, and then many years at Rogers Corporation in Rogers, CT. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Robert S. Hand; 2 daughters, Monique (Hand) Slattery of Danielson, CT, and Suzanne (Hand) Esquitin and her husband, Fernando, of Poza Rica, Vera Cruz, Mexico; and 4 grandchildren. She also leaves behind a sister, Rita (Provencal) Di Maio, of North Providence, RI; and a brother, David Provencal, of Woodstock, CT. Doris was an avid reader, and a world traveler, keeping a map of all the exotic destinations she had visited, as well as the ones she would like to explore. She also loved to spend time with her family and grandchildren. There are no calling hours. Following cremation, funeral services will be private. Sansoucy Funeral Home, 40 Marcy St., Southbridge, MA is handling arrangements. www.sansoucyfuneral.com

Published in Norwich Bulletin on Jan. 24, 2013
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