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Michael M. Douglas

August 26, 1955 ~ June 2, 2017 (age 61)

Michael M. Douglas of Wheelock passed away at DHMC in Lebanon, New Hampshire on Friday, June 2, 2017 at the age of 61.

He was born in Springfield, Vermont on Aug. 26, 1955, the son of Marvin and Helen (Gammell) Douglas.  He was predeceased by his wife, Cheryl (Fenoff) Douglas, who passed away May 28, 2008, his father Marvin, his brother-in-law Lee Smith, and grandmother Lorraine Gammell with whom he was particularly close, and other Gammell aunts and uncles.

Although it had been several years since Mike worked, he may be best remembered as being an excellent welder at Fairbanks Scales and tending bar, and occasionally cooking, principally at Grandpa’s Cigar, J.D.’s and the 2&Q.  He loved to ride dirt bikes although his sister reflects that he was more than a little crazy!  He was fearless no matter what he did, even skiing as a kid. It was fair to say he was well liked.  He had two beloved dogs, Ling-ling and Cajun.

He is survived by his daughter Krystal Ross,  her husband Jason and their son Douglas, Michael’s only grandchild, of Mystic, Connecticut; his best friend, principle caregiver and mother of his daughter Toni Ruggles of Wheelock; his mother Helen Laberge and her husband Bob of Monroe NH; his sister Susan Smith and Paul Conlon of St. Johnsbury; Michael’s step-mother Genora Douglas of Rutland; caregiver Diane Drown of Wheelock; Bob’s six children Joe, Marie, Teresa, Bill, Dorothy, and Cathy and all their extended families; nieces and nephews and the extended Gammell family.  Steve Easter was a life-long friend.   

On Friday, June 9 there will be a gathering of friends and family at the Sayles Funeral Home beginning at 6 p.m. and concluding with a prayer service beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Cemetery committal services will be held privately.

Memorial contributions, marked for ‘Hospice’, could be directed to Caledonia Home Health, 161 Sherman Dr., St. Johnsbury VT 05819.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.saylesfh.com.  The Sayles Funeral Home is located at 525 Summer St. in St. Johnsbury.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Caledonia Home Health
161 Sherman Drive, St. Johnsbury VT 05819
Tel: 1-802-748-9405
Email: info@nchcvt.org
Web: http://www.nchcvt.org/giving/donate/

marked for 'Hospice'



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Sayles Funeral Home
525 Summer Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819


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