D. Elaine Dutch - Moodus, Conn.

D. Elaine Dutch - Moodus, Conn.

D. Elaine (Randall) Dutch, 85, of Moodus, Conn., formerly of East Hampton, passed away on Aug. 17 at the Hebrew Home and Hospital in West Hartford, Conn., surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Johnston, R.I., on June 25, 1928, she was the daughter of Charles Howard and Doris (Green) Randall of Weston, Maine and Portland, Conn. Elaine was a long-term resident of East Hampton, Conn., where she was a 51-year member of the Congregational Church and a Sunday School teacher.

She served as a lifeguard and a swimming instructor at Sears Park, worked for the East Hampton High School student hot lunch program and retired from the Post Office after 10 years of service. An active civic leader, she served as the East Hampton PTO president and as the mentor and leader of the East Hampton chapters of the Brownies, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts.

She worked on many service projects and fund-raisers, including sewing quilts with the Monday Morning Quilt Club for donation to adults with cancer, making teddy bears for children with cancer, and serving the visually impaired as a member of the East Haddam Community Lions Club.

A sports enthusiast and life-long Red Sox fan, she attended the sports games of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, bowled with the East Hampton, Portland, Glastonbury, and Middletown women’s leagues, and golfed with the Portland 9 West women’s league. She also enjoyed crafts and playing mahjong, bingo, and cards, and was an active member of both the East Hampton and East Haddam Senior Centers.

She is survived by two sons, Charles R. Dutch of Salem, Conn., and the mother of his children, Susan L. (Jacobson) Dutch of Middletown, Conn., and Bruce M. Dutch and his wife Frances (Haglund) Dutch of Moodus, Conn.; and a daughter, Susan E. Dutch of Westfield, Mass. Elaine is also survived by nine grandchildren, Christopher Dutch, Stephen Dutch, Deanna Nason, Brian Dutch, Bruce Dutch, Robert Dutch, Elaine Dutch, Randall Dutch, and Miranda Morse; and ten great-grandchildren, Jordan Ziobron, Jasmine Ziobron, Lily Dutch, Lydia Dutch, Kyla Dutch, Lucas Dutch, Kayla Nason, Tanner Nason, Christine Morse and Liam Deleno-Ohland. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Robert A. Dutch; a son, Eric A. Dutch; and a grandson, Gregory C. Dutch.

A celebration of Elaine's life will be held on Sept. 7, 2013, at 11 A.M. at the East Hampton Congregational Church, 59 Main Street East Hampton, Conn., with Rev. Thomas Kennedy officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Auburn, Maine.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the East Haddam Community Lions, P.O. Box 328 East Haddam, CT 06423.