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Doucette Jr., 64
ROCKLAND -- Joseph Albert Doucette Jr., 64, passed away peacefully on Dec. 5, 2012, at his home in Rockland.
Joe had a kind, joyful spirit, always meeting others with a bright smile and sense of humor.
Joe was born in Malden, Mass., on May 28, 1948, the son of Joseph and Bernice Doucette. He graduated from Malden Catholic High School in 1966 and from Boston University, where he studied systems engineering, in 1970.
Joe moved to Maine after college, settling in Cape Elizabeth. He married Cynthia (Bishop) Doucette in 1973 and they had three children. He deeply enjoyed teaching math and computer programming for 15 years, the majority of which he spent at Deering High School in Portland.
After teaching, and for 20 years, Joe owned and operated Logical Choice, a computer services business with a storefront on Forest Avenue.
In 2001, Joe married Carney (McRae) Doucette, with whom he particularly enjoyed traveling and learning about other cultures. Joe was also passionate about painting wildlife and landscapes, photography, and kayaking.
In 2004, Joe was blessed to receive a heart transplant. With his new heart, he was able to attend his daughters' weddings, see his son graduate from college, and welcome his three grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Carney, of Rockland; his aunt and godmother, Mary Roberta Carroll of Stoneham, Mass.; by his children, Nicole Flynn, her husband Seth Flynn and their daughters Chloe and Alexandra of Brunswick, Michelle Hartman, her husband Nate and their son Elliot of Wallingford, Conn., and Jeffrey Doucette of Cape Elizabeth; and by his sisters, Regina Driscoll and her husband Ray of Melrose, Mass., Roberta Fowler of Woburn, Mass., Betsy McLean and her husband Kenneth of Medford, Mass., Rhoda Astone and her husband Frank of Burlington, Mass., and Andrea Valletta and her husband Albert of Cary, N.C. He is also survived by his many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Joe will be held at the First Universalist Church in Rockland on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Joe to:
New England Donor Bank
60 1st Ave.
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451
or Brigham & Women's Hospital
Care of Advanced Heart Disease Research & Education Fund
75 Francis St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Dec. 7, 2012
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"I had Joe for Computer Programming back in 1974 at Deering that started me off on a long IT career that..."
- Bruce Johnson
"Dear Carnie and family, It was nice to speak with you and Joe recently. Two friends are back together..."
- Mark Lumino
"I will always remember him for being a wonderful father. It was obvious how much he loved and adored his..."
"I had Mr. Doucette for a teacher at Deering back in the 70's. He was a wonderful teacher with a lot of..."
- Shirley Burnham-Cook
"With sincere sympathy in the loss of your brother. My thoughts are with you in your time of sadness."
- Maureen Lynch Macken
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