Obituary: Douglass Walter Chandler –

Douglass Walter Chandler

FAIRFIELD, Connecticut – Douglass Walter Chandler, 81, of Fairfield, Connecticut, beloved husband of Margaret (Peggy) Connolly Chandler for 53 years, died peacefully on October 1, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Anson, the son of the late H. Burke and Edna (Hilton) Chandler, he graduated from Madison High School and the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy in 1963. Doug served six years in the Air National Guard from New York as a medical services specialist reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant, and he enjoyed a long career working at Hoyt Street Pharmacy in Stamford, Conn., Weston Pharmacy, Achorn in Westport, Conn., and Lupe’s in Fairfield, Conn.

Doug enjoyed his morning walks around Fairfield, striking up conversation with everyone he met. He and his wife Peggy introduced pickleball to Bigelow Senior Center in Fairfield, where he had many friends. He enjoyed gardening, drinking his morning coffee at South Pine Creek Beach, and following the stock market, especially when the market was up.

In addition to his beloved wife Peggy, he will be sadly missed by his three beloved children, Jennifer Kane and her husband Sean of Trumbull, Conn., Laura Miller and her husband Ritt of Trumbull, Conn., and Paul Chandler and her wife April of Sterling, Va. He enjoyed spending time with his seven grandchildren, Jack, George and Charlie Kane; Katelyn and Sophie Miller; and Grace and Annie Chandler; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, including Dana Chandler and Liz Smith, both from Norway.

He was predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law Eugene and Arlene Chandler.

A funeral service will be held Monday, October 10, 2022 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Fairfield, Connecticut. The service will also be broadcast online at The burial will take place in private. For more information, please visit

In lieu of flowers, your friends may consider making a donation in Doug’s memory to:

CT Audubon Society

2325 Burr St.

Fairfield, Connecticut. 06824 or:

Bigelow Center

for senior activities

100 Mona Terrace

Fairfield, Connecticut 06824

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