L. Douglas Rouelle

WILLIAMSTOWN - L. Douglas Rouelle, 65, of Rood Pond Road, passed away in the comfort of his family at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin on Friday evening, Nov. 9, 2012, following several years of declining health. Born in Barre on Jan. 1, 1947, he was the son of the late Charles and Mary (Lawliss) Rouelle. On May 1, 1989, Doug married the former Maxine "Mickey" Fernandez in Waterbury Center.

Doug attended schools in Montpelier and continued his education at Champlain College. In his early years, Doug worked in law enforcement in the greater Central Vermont area that included Waterbury, Montpelier and Northfield. He later was employed as an automobile mechanic for several years before working as a bus driver for Green Mountain Transit Authority, retiring in 2007.

In his leisure time, Doug enjoyed hunting, was an avid history buff with a special interest in the Civil War, as well as the love and enjoyment he experienced from caring for his pets. Doug was a member of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army Reserves.

Doug is survived by his wife of 23 years, Mickey Rouelle of Williamstown; his sons, Douglas Murray of Orange and Martin Rouelle; a daughter, Tina Ashe of Williamstown; his stepchildren, Wendy Welch and her husband Jim of Duxbury, Eric Morse of Berlin; several grandchildren; a sister, Carol Stewart of Montpelier; two brothers, Mike Rouelle and Tom Rouelle, both of Montpelier; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. Doug was predeceased by a son, Scott Murray.

It was Doug's request that services be private for family. Later inurnment will take place in West Hill Cemetery, Williamstown. For those who wish, memorial gifts would be appreciated to the (www.lung.org). Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences, please visit us at www.perkinsparker.com and Facebook.

Published in Times Argus on Nov. 12, 2012