November 7, 2022

Needham, MA--Kriss Law/Atlantic is saddened to announce the passing of our dear team member Doug McEwen.

In the early morning hours of Friday, October 28, 2022, Doug passed away peacefully in the serenity of his home at the age of 60 with his cherished wife and daughters by his side after a valiant 4-year battle with head and neck cancer.

He was a loving husband, father, son, brother, brother in-law, uncle, and friend…. a truly unique and incredible human being who showed us all how to live and love every moment and experience in life without regret. Doug’s strength, positivity and grace throughout his entire illness was such an inspiration to his family and so very many. His passing leaves an enormous impact on our hearts but an indelible light that will never dim. We will continue to honor his life and legacy through shared memories and stories of his time here on earth and celebrate his one-of-a kind spirit forever.

Born in Troy, New York to Everett E. McEwen of North Kingstown and the late Nancy C. (Stringer) McEwen, Doug resided in Saunderstown and shared 22 wonderful years of marriage with his bride Jo Ann L. and his three beautiful daughters, Lauren E., Kate A., and Riley B. McEwen all of Saunderstown. In addition to his dad, wife, and children, he leaves behind his sister Beth M. Becker (Richard) of Newport, sister in-law Nancy L. Duarte (James Rizzo) of Mattapoisett, MA, niece Sara B. Walsh (Ryan) of Brookline, MA, and nephew Michael E. Becker (Sarah Baradaran) of Brooklyn, NY.

Doug was a 1980 graduate of Moses Brown High School and went on to attend Northeastern University. He served 4 years in the United States Navy as a submariner on the USS Nathanael Greene ballistic missile submarine stationed in Scotland before returning home to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Rhode Island in 1989. Doug worked for more than 30+ years in the financial services and mortgage industries and was employed as a Senior Account Executive for Kriss Law Atlantic Closing & Escrow in Needham, Massachusetts until his passing.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life Service on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in the East Greenwich United Methodist Church, 1558 South County Trail, East Greenwich. Interment with military honors will be private in Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Dana Farber Head & Neck Cancer Research ( in his memory would be appreciated.

Doug will be missed by all of his friends and colleagues here at Kriss Law/Atlantic.

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