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Douglas Bruce McNaughton


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Douglas Bruce McNaughton

Punta Gorda, FL

Douglas Bruce McNaughton, 72, of Punta Gorda, passed away on January 3, 2019 with family by his side. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Julie McNaughton, devoted daughter Dawna McNaughton, sister Andrea Utter (Robert), niece Circe MacDonald (Dave), mother-in-law Juliana Koda, brother-in-law John Koda (Savina and Sofia), and extended family in upstate New York, Scotland, and Hungary. His beloved son, Douglas II, preceded him in death in 2004.

Doug was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having enlisted in the U.S. Army after graduating from Naples High School in 1964. For his actions in Vietnam, he was awarded a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for heroism in ground combat.

Doug was born in Daytona Beach in 1946. He moved with his family to Naples in 1955 where he lived for 40 years. After a time residing in Blue Ridge, Georgia, he moved to Punta Gorda in 2006.

Doug was an avid boater and Florida outdoorsman, and particularly enjoyed camping at Fisheating Creek and cruising in the Bahamas in the summers with his sister. One of his greatest joys was spending time with family in Hungary, or here when they could visit. He made friends easily, and in his later years his open garage door in Burnt Store Isles was an invitation for neighbors to stop in for an impromptu happy hour. He was fiercely devoted to his family, and will always be in the hearts of his loved ones and friends.

In accordance with his wishes, Doug will be laid to rest with military honors at Sarasota National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to the or the .
Published in Naples Daily News on Jan. 12, 2019
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