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Robert Doucette

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Robert S. Doucette, age, 76, of Medway where he has been a resident since 1969, died Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Milford Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Irving John and Mabel Agnes (Lapham) Doucette. He was a member of the Salem High School class of 1955 and went on to Wentworth graduating in 1959 with an associates degree in Electrical Engineering. He then continued his education at Northeastern University graduating with an associates degree in Mechanical Engineering. Bob was first employed by Parker Brothers of Salem for a short time before being offered a position at EG&G of Bedford and Boston where he spent many years. He later moved to Concord Computing where he was given the position of Vice President of Sales and Field Service Technician. He retired from Concord in 1990. After being retired for several years, he was out with a friend and was asked how retirement was. Bob, being the honest person he was, said, among other things, boring. Asked if he knew how to change a light bulb, he was offered a position with the Roberts-Mitchell Funeral Service of Medfield and Millis as the Director of Buildings and Grounds where he spent the next 19 years filling many positions, property maintenance, limousine driver, church greeter and overall morale booster. Bob was a member and past master of the Charles River Lodge, AF & AM of West Medway, the Medfield Acacia Club where he was Past President and served many years as its secretary, and the Scottish Rite Valley of Boston. A member of the Handyman Club of America, Bob enjoyed camping, old time country music, helping family & friends with his handyman skills, spending time with his family and woodworking in his basement. Bob leaves his wife Colette (Delande) Doucette, a son Mark S. Doucette and his wife Kathy of Hyannis, Kathleen M. Dion and her husband Paul of Cumberland, RI, Laurie Ann Wright of Holliston and Michelle Darling and her husband Keith of No. Attleboro. He also leaves a sister Rita DeSantis of Beverly, 9 grandchildren, Donald Doucette, Jessica Doucette-Swigert, John Doucette, Ronald, Christopher and Laura Carlstrom, George Wright and Allison and Nicholas Darling as well as 2 step grandchildren. He also leaves many nephews and nieces. Bob was predeceased by his brother Irving John Doucette. Funeral services will be held on Saturday. January 4th at 1:00PM in the J.A.R. Chapel of the Roberts-Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 Miller St., Medfield. Burial will follow at Vine Lake Cemetery, Medfield. Funeral home visiting hours are Friday from 4:00 to 8:00PM with a Masonic Service to be conducted at 7:00PM. If desired, contributions in Bobs memory may be made to the MDS Foundation at www.mds-foundation.org or 4573 So. Broad St., Suite 150, Yardsville, NJ 08620. See www.robertsmitchell.com for the obituary, guest book, directions and additional information

Published in The Country Gazette from Jan. 2 to Jan. 9, 2014
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