Dorothy Helen “Dottie” Baril

OAKVILLE — Dorothy Helen “Dottie” Baril, 92, of Oakville, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 26, 2019 at her home. She was the widow of Ralph Baril, Jr.

Dottie was born February 20, 1927 in Waterbury, the daughter of the late John and Vera (Karabach) Lukachevich. A lifelong Oakville resident, she attended local schools and spent many years working as an executive secretary at Carrington Company until her retirement in 2002 at the age of 75.

She enjoyed traveling worldwide, especially trips to Aruba with her husband. She was an avid New York Yankees fan and UConn Women’s basketball fan and enjoyed playing blackjack and the slots. She was an active and long-time member of the Knights of Lithuania.

What brought the greatest joy to Dottie was spending time with her family, especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Among her survivors are her children, David Baril and his wife, Marianne, of Woodbridge and Nancy Rupenski and her husband, Victor, of Wolcott; her grandchildren, Stefanie Baril, Daniel Rupenski and his wife, Kayla, Melissa Fischer, and Michele Rupenski and her fiancé, Franklin Hinson; her great-grandchildren, Lucille, Daniel, Carmella, Abigail, Oliver, Tyler and Ethan, and several nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

She was predeceased by her brother, Alexander Lukachevich, and two sisters, Sophie Gronowski and Mary Malison.

A funeral service for Mrs. Baril took place June 3 at O’Neill Funeral Home, Oakville, followed by burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Watertown.

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