Pete Domson


TORRINGTON – No services will be held for Pete Domson, 86, of Torrington, who passed away June 26, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Cremation has taken place. The Colyer Funeral Home assisted the family with the cremation arrangements. 

Pete was born February 13, 1936 in Lingle, to George and Katherine Domson, Sr. He was born at home as the fourteenth child of fifteen. His parents immigrated from Russia in 1912. He grew up farming until high school when the Domson family moved to Torrington. Pete graduated in 1955 from Torrington High School. He served in active military duty from 1956 to 1958 in Fort Bliss, Texas. He was an instructor for anti-aircraft guns. He served in the National Guard for three years. He learned masonry in Rapid City, South Dakota and worked in Torrington for a brick layer. Pete married Carolyn Beth Adams in 1960. They had two sons Trig and Rick and one daughter, Dina. He worked at Holly Sugar factory for twenty years until he started his own business, “Pete’s Excavating”. He loved playing pool at the old pool hall downtown for many years. Pete and Carolyn also loved taking motorcycle trips, fishing and hunting with friends and family. Pete retired in 1998 and he and Carolyn traveled to Alaska for two months in their fifth wheel and loved it. They spent their winters in Arizona for about five years and traveled to several places including Hawaii. In recent years he loved having coffee with the “boys” down at Main Street Market. 

Pete is preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn; parents George and Katherine; sisters Mollie, Pauline, Christine, Freida, Amelia, Eleanor and Amelia Rose; and his brothers George, Willie, Johnny, Herman, Bobby and Eddie. He is survived by his loving sister Florence Schlagel-Martin, sons Trig Domson, Rick (Rose) Domson and daughter Dina (Mark) Straight; five grandchildren, Lance Straight, Jordan (Jazmin) Straight, Robert (Heather) Daniels, Dallas Daniels and Ryan Domson; twelve great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

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