Kenneth J. Doucette of Bridgewater died Saturday July 17. He was 76 years old. He was the beloved husband of Thelma (White) Doucette for 52 years.
Born on February 10, 1934 in Melrose, MA he was the loving son of the late Edward and Marion Doucette. Mr. Doucette attended the Boston School for the Deaf in Randolph where he found a love for sports and achieved great success in basketball and softball. Mr. Doucette worked as a Machinist for Hewlett Packard for over 37 years. He was a member of the Quincy Deaf Club for over 50 years and during that time served as President, Vice President and Treasurer. He also served as Treasurer for the New England Bowling Association and in recent years was a member of the South Shore Deaf Seniors. Ken and his wife Thelma enjoyed traveling to many places like Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, and Alaska to name only a few. He was an avid fan of the Celtics, Red Sox and the Patriots and he was inducted into the New England Athletic Association for the Deaf in 1985 for Softball and in 1986 for Basketball. He was also inducted into the New England Bowling Association for the Deaf in 1995 for his Leadership.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Doucette is also survived by his three sons Ken Jr. and his wife Kathy of Norton, Dennis and his wife Margot of San Diego, CA and Mark Doucette of Bridgewater. He was the loving brother of Esther Amaru of Reading, Peter Doucette of Fresno, CA and Anne O'Brien of Reading, He was the cherished Grandfather of Michael, Tom, Darren, Adam, Lauren, Chanelle, Lucas and Ashlyn and great-grandfather to Mikey. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral from St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Bridgewater on Wednesday July 21 at 10am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the Bolea-Amici Funeral Home, 115 N. Main Street, Mansfield on Tuesday from 4-8pm. Interment in St Thomas Aquinas Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Doucette's memory to the New England Home for the Deaf, 54 Water Street, Danvers, MA. www.boleafuneralservices.com
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