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Douglas Foster Mitchell

March 12, 1941 July 31, 2018
Douglas Foster Mitchell
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Douglas Foster Mitchell, 77, of Andover, died Tuesday morning, July 31, at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born in Fulton, NY, March 12, 1941, son of the late Walter F. and Katheryn (Mitchell) Mitchell.

Educated in the Fulton school system, Mr. Mitchell earned his Bachelor Degree in Business from Syracuse University.

For over 30 years he was employed as a Financial Specialist for Polaroid Company from where he retired in 2004. Prior to this he was employed for a period of time at Colegate/Palmolive.

A man of varied and vast interests he enjoyed studying Andover and American history, time spent outdoors, golfing, scuba diving, sailing, ocean research, hiking and volunteering for conservation purposes.

His survivors include his wife of 54 years, Pamela H. (Jones) Mitchell of Andover, a son, Paul J. Mitchell of Rosemont, NJ, a daughter, Stephanie A. Mitchell of Brooklyn, NY, a brother, David B. Mitchell of Mitchell, SD, three nieces and two nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Haverhill & Bradford. The Mitchell family requests that in lieu of flowers or gifts contributions instead be made to some of his favorite charities including: Andover Center for History and Culture, 97 Main St., Andover, MA 01810, AVIS Reservation, PO Box 5097, Andover, MA 01810, Mass Audubon Society, 208 So. Great Rd., Lincoln, MA 01773, Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity, 647 Andover ST., Lawrence, MA 01843, Wildlife Conservation Society, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY, 10460. To share a memory or for more information please visit

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Services will be set for a future date to be determined.

Memorial Contribution

AVIS Reservation

PO Box 5097
Andover, MA 01810

Mass Audubon Society

208 So. Great Rd
Lincoln, MA 01773

Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity

647 Andover St
Lawrence, MA 01843

Wildlife Conservation Society

2300 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10460

Andover Center for History and Culture

97 Main St.
Andover, MA 01810

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