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Doris Tarbell

Doris E Tarbell, 94, Spring Hill, FL
Doris A. Tarbell, 94, of Spring Hill, FL passed away January 5, 2023 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Hartford, CT on November 27, 1928 to the late Frederick and Amelia (Burke) Tierney. A longtime resident of Connecticut Doris graduated from the academy of the Holy Family in Baltic, CT. When her first child began high school she returned to school at Eastern State University where she earned her B.A. and teaching certificate. She went on to earn her M.A. at UCONN. Doris married Robert Schefisch, they had three children: Colin, Susan and Sherry. After the death of her first husband in 1985, she met and married Gardner Tarbell in 1988. She taught for 30+ years at Gilead Hill Elementary School. She taught kindergarten, fourth and sixth grade as well as the gifted and talented program before retiring and moving to FL in 1990. Once in Florida, Doris and Gardner traveled the USA, twice! It had long been her dream. She was an accomplished artist and crafts person with multiple one woman shows. She was also the president of the Manchester Fine Arts Association for multiple years. She loved doll making, miniature doll house building, painting, ceramics, and any type of craft you care to name. She was a member of the Share Radio Club, a recipient of the CT Teacher of the year, an honor she shared with colleague. Doris was, and is a huge presence, and will long be remembered for her kindness, generosity and uncompromising support for those she loved. She will be missed by all who knew her. She is predeceased by her first husband, Robert Schefisch, second husband, Gardner Tarbell, as well as step children: Sonny, Bill, Sally, Nancy, and Michael; brother, Martin Tierney and sister, Katherine Chinkers. She is survived by her son Collin Tierney, daughter, Susan Capehart, son-in-law Robert Capehart, daughter, Sheryl Green and grandchildren: Ian Spencer, Gabrielle Tierney and great granddaughter, Laurel Spencer. Step-children: Carol, Judy, Gardner Tarbell Jr., Robin Thelieg and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Donations in Doris’ name to the National Kidney Foundation at, would be gratefully accepted

Gardner D Tarbell, 90, Inverness, Fl
Gardner D. Tarbell, 90, passed away at his home in Inverness, surrounded by family with the help of Hospice of Citrus County, February 9, 2014. He was born on March 4, 1923 in Providence, Rhode Island. Gardner proudly served his country as a flight engineer in the Army Air Corp. where he was stationed in the South Pacific during World War II. He retired from Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in Connecticut after 30 years. His hobbies were boating, radio controlled airplanes, and he was a member of the Ocala Flying Club. He was also a General in the Amateur Radio field. He was above all, a family man. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jeanette, the mother of his children. Left to cherish his memory, and hold him in their hearts are his two sons, Gardner and Michael Tarbell, and his daughter Robin Theilig. He will also be sorely missed by his wife of 26 years, Doris and his step son Collin Tierney, two step-daughters Susan Capehart and Sheryl Green. He leaves eight grandchildren, Apryl, Bryan, Allyn, Andrew, Allison, Stephen, Ian, Gabrielle and eight great-grandchildren. He is survived by a sister Marjorie Pulcini of Inverness, and extended family and many friends. He will also be missed by his constant companion Spaz. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.