Doris Groene

Obituary of Doris Groene

Doris Lillian Groene, 77, of Mesquite, Nevada formerly of Great Neck, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 in Mesquite, NV. She was born November 28, 1939 in Great Neck, New York to Eugene and Isabelle Kuhn. She married the love of her life, Frank “Mickey” Groene on May 20, 1998 in Las Vegas, NV. 

Doris was a 31 year member of the Great Neck Vigilant Fire Company serving as a Firemedic EMT, past Corporal and sergeant of the medical unit. She also served as Vice President and President of the Fire Company. Doris responded as an EMT to the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11.

Doris served as Secretary of the Nassau County Firemen’s Association for many years. Served as a Director of the Southern New York Volunteer Firemen’s Association before becoming 2nd Vice President. Doris also served on the Membership Committee for the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York.

Doris was also a long time member of the Great Neck Women’s club.

Doris was a partner in Doray Enterprises in Great Neck for over 20 years, then went to work for the Town of North Hempstead where she retired after 22 years of service as a clerk typist.

Doris with her husband Mickey purchased a home in Mesquite in 2005 and became permanent residents in 2011.

Doris was preceded in death by her daughter Maureen Akridge and grandson Ryan Akridge. She is survived by her spouse Frank “Mickey” of Mesquite; sons Thomas McDonough, Raymond Plakstis (Donna), step-daughters Jeannie Groene, Ann White (Nicky) all of Long Island, New York; grandchildren Thomas Jr., Kelly, Erin, Tyler, Ryan P, Daniel, Colleen, Nicholas, Theresa, and Thomas; great-grandchildren Addilynn, Jaelyn, Gavin, Ashlyn and Kasey. Dear friends; Donna, Danielle (Mike), Bridget (Chris) and Lindsey.

She will be reposing at the Fairchild Sons Funeral Home 1570 Northern Blvd Manhasset, New York. 11030 on;

Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Friday, June 30, 2017 she will be reposing at the Great Neck Vigilant Fire Company 83 Cuttermill Road Great Neck, New York. 11021 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm Firematic Service will be at 7:00pm

Mass of Christian burial to be held on, Saturday, July 1, 2017 9:45am at Saint Aloysius RC Church 592 Middle Neck Road Great Neck, NY. 11023 Interment to follow at Holy Rood RC Cemetery Old Country Road Westbury, NY. 11590

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Donations can be made in name of Doris Groene, by phone at 800-805-5856, by mail at 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105, or online at