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In Memory of

Reginald Doucette

February 6, 1931 - March 28, 2015

Obituary


Auburn- Reginald A Doucette, 84, went to be with his creator Saturday March 28 in Auburn following a long illness. Born in Lewiston on February 6, 1931 Regie was the eldest son of Reginald and Evelyn (Bernard) Doucette. He graduated from St. Dominics High School in 1948 and obtained an Associate's Degree from Assumption College in Worcester MA. He then joined the Army in 1951 and trained to be a paratrooper having 99 jumps. He proudly served his country in the Korean Conflict with an honorable discharge in 1954. In 1957 he married Jeannine Tardif,...

Auburn- Reginald A Doucette, 84, went to be with his creator Saturday March 28 in Auburn following a long illness. Born in Lewiston on February 6, 1931 Regie was the eldest son of Reginald and Evelyn (Bernard) Doucette. He graduated from St. Dominics High School in 1948 and obtained an Associate's Degree from Assumption College in Worcester MA. He then joined the Army in 1951 and trained to be a paratrooper having 99 jumps. He proudly served his country in the Korean Conflict with an honorable discharge in 1954. In 1957 he married Jeannine Tardif, his wife of 57 years in the Holy Family Parish, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada. Together they raised 3 children in Lewiston. In the early 60's Regie joined the Lewiston Fire Department which he served in various capacities including the function of Chief, retiring in 1991. Regie was a honored member of the Maine Firefighters Association during his time with the fire department. Regie was an avid reader and the quality of his vast literature included his favorite subject, The Civil War. Regie has a passion for the ocean, sailing and cruising the coast of Maine with Jeannine, his First Mate, and their son Marc who was a source of exciting adventure. He was an accomplished carpenter resulting in several works of art. Following his retirement they relocated to Florida's west coast, enjoying several years of this sunny lifestyle. A drastic change occurred after a flood in paradise resulting in a decision to relocate to the Great Smokies, where they lived until returning to Maine due to his declining health. In addition to his loving wife, Jeannine, Regie is survived by a daughter Linda Nicole of Colorado; a son Marc of Auburn; 4 grandchildren Jamie, Adrianna, Sarah, and Sadie; 3 great grandchildren Troy, Levi, and Emma; a brother Paul Andy and his wife Huguette of Quebec City, two sisters Suzanne Plante and her husband Bill of Colorado and Madeleine Ayvazian of California; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he is predeceased by a son Michael and a sister Jacqueline Shapiro. We wish to express our sincere appreciation and love to our "family" at Odd Fellows Home, Staff, residents and their relatives, Dr. Kurt Oswald, Dr. Raymond Tardif, and nurse Terry. Bob for his inspirational comfort every Sunday. Donations may be made to The Odd Fellows Home 85 Caron Lane, Auburn, ME 04210 or The Lewiston Fire Department, 2 Central Ave, Lewiston, ME 04240. You are invited to express condolences and pay tribute to Regie's life by visiting his guest book at: www.thefortingroupauburn.com At Regie's request visitation Fortin Auburn Friday April 3rd 10 - 12 with a Memorial Service to follow at 12:00pm.