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76 Prospect Street
Rockville-Vernon, CT 06066
Phone: (860) 875-5490
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Douglas Rajala

Douglas L. Rajala

Tuesday, June 2nd, 1964 - Sunday, April 11th, 2021
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Douglas L. “Dougie” Rajala, 56, of Broad Brook, CT, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2021, after a 6-year battle with ALS. Born in Broad Brook, CT on June 2, 1964, son of Jack and Marilyn Rajala, Dougie spent 17 years working at the Windsorville Cemetery in East Windsor, CT and 12 years at Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery in Bloomfield, CT. In his free time, he loved to putts around doing yard work like mowing the lawn, planting flowers and making small projects. He loved driving his black Ford Ranger with 2 white stripes down the middle and monster sticker on the back that he designed while blaring Frank Zappa, Jethro Tull, or Chuck Berry tapping his thumb ring against the shift stick. Dougie will forever be known for his creativity, artistic talent, and his ability to make his drawings come to life. Dougie loved every project he did, whether that was scraping old parts from a bicycle and making something of his own or fixing up old antiques from the side of the road; he used the world as his canvas. We will forever miss his charming smirk and sense of humor. Dougie leaves behind his four older brothers, his loving friend Beth Taylor; his three children, Dillon and Tucker Rajala and Parker Grasso and his wife Samantha; two grandchildren, Aiden and Carter Grasso. Relatives and friends may join the family on Monday, May 3, 2021 between 10AM-12PM at the Bassinger & Dowd Funeral Home, 37 Gardner Street, East Windsor, CT. Burial will follow at St. Catherine Cemetery in East Windsor, CT. For online condolences please visit
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  • Visitation

    Monday, May 3rd, 2021 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Monday, May 3rd, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Bassinger and Dowd Funeral Home
    37 Gardner St.
    EAST WINDSOR, CT 06088
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  • Service

    Monday, May 3rd, 2021 | 12:30pm
    Monday, May 3rd, 2021 12:30pm
    St. Catherine's Cemetery
    11 Rye St.
    BROAD BROOK, CT 06016
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    St. Catherine's Cemetery
    Rye Street
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jerry sibley

Posted at 01:43pm
To the Rajala family my sincere condolences to ALL. I knew all of the boys and the entire family when I was the Chief of Police. It is sad to see one pass away at such a young age. His Dad (Jack) was very concerned that he was unable to help him with the illness Doug had. His suffering is now gone and may he rest in peace rejoining both his MOM and DAD with their love to take care of him now. May he rest in PEACE and GOD Bless all of you.

Jerry Sibley


Rick Fague

Posted at 02:40pm
Sincere condolences to the Rajala family. Doug was 7 years younger than I so we didn't know each other well but I really feel for his family, losing someone to ALS is tough on everyone.

Rick Fague

clyde n martin Posted at 05:48pm

i graduated with him and played baseball with him im so sorry for your loss he was a great man clyde martin

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