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Doris Hein Travis, a retired registered nurse and resident of Newtown for 65 years, passed away at Yale New Haven Hospital on January 14, 2022. She was one week away from her 91st birthday.

Doris was born on January 20, 1931, in Stamford, Conn., to Herman and Flora Hein. She graduated from Stamford High School in 1949 and then went on to Greenwich Hospital School of Nursing where she graduated in 1951 and began her career helping others. In June of 1957, she married Eugene Richard Travis. Together they settled in Newtown and raised three children. Doris spent the majority of her working life as a psychiatric nurse at Fairfield Hills State Hospital where she eventually earned the role as supervisor. Along the way she made many wonderful and lifelong friends.

Doris was predeceased by her husband, Eugene Travis, and her brother, Roger H. Hein.

She leaves behind a daughter, Sandra, and her husband, Glenn, of Clinton, Conn.; a son, David Travis, of Newtown; her youngest daughter, Michele Travis, and her husband, Robert Beloin, of Dover, Del.; six grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

Doris was a fun-loving adventurous soul who was quick to laugh, loved her cats, and enjoyed the occasional whiskey sour. She was very proud of being a grandmother. In her retirement she enjoyed needlework, especially quilting. She never met a yard of fabric or a new project that she didn’t like. She is already greatly missed by those close to her.

A private service will be held at a later date.

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