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Joan Antoinette Doucette

OLD TOWN AND ZEPHYRHILLS, FLA. - Joan Antoinette (Cyr) Doucette, 82, went peacefully Nov. 22, 2012 with her husband of 62 years, lovingly by her side. Born Jan. 10, 1930, she was the daughter of Albert and Antoinette (LeForest) Cyr.

Joan was a devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother. She was known for her easy-going manner and her love for her family. Joan was at her best when surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed the family gatherings and cherished the moments with her family and husband at their cottage on Pushaw Lake. She was a member of Daughters of Isabella through Holy Family Parish, participated in the Red Hatters for years prior to her illness and was an avid Bingo player.

She was predeceased by her parents; sister, Adeline Cyr; brother, Joseph Cyr; brother, Edmund Cyr; and brother-in-law, Robert Doucette. She will be greatly missed by her husband, Emile "Pic" Doucette Jr.; her daughter, Debra Taylor and son-in-law, Timothy Yerxa of Milford; son, Daniel Doucette and his partner, Doreen Spieler, of Winterport; daughter, Diane Nelson and son-in-law, Von-Eric Nelson, of Milford; daughter, Doreen Libby and partner, Steve Kennard, of Bangor; son, Dustin Doucette of Arizona; and "adopted" daughter, Rosemary Richard and husband, Anthony, of Old Town. Joan is also survived by her brother, John Cyr and sister-in-law, Beatrice of Zephyrhills, Fla.; sister, Patricia Martin and brother-in-law, Philip, of Scarborough; brother, Thomas Cyr and sister-in-law, Charlotte, of Lincolnville; brother-in-law, Richard Doucette and wife, Ann, of Old Town; brother-in-law, Donald Doucette and wife, Mary, of W. Swansey, N.H. Joan held a special place in her heart for all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be missed by her loving grandchildren, Jessica Taylor of Glenburn; Christopher Taylor of Sarasota, Fla., Myriah Nelson of Milford, Calvin Libby and wife, Rachel, of Bangor, Rebecca Libby and fiance, Jared Hamel, of Milford, and Mercedes Nelson and partner, Robert Russell, of Milford; and "adopted" grandchildren, Amanda and TJ Richard, along with her great-grandchildren, Kamryn Kiss, Jordyn Lee, and Mason Audit, all of Glenburn, Jenna Crouse, Jaden Pete and Adrienne Hamel, all of Milford. Joan is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends who were a wonderful and important part of her life. She will be missed by special friends, Noreen White, Eleanor Richards and Barb Dupuis. The family would like to extend special thanks to Pauline and Bob Martin for the friendship they shared with Joan throughout her years in Florida.

The family will hold a service in the spring at a date to be determined.

Published in BDN Maine on Dec. 1, 2012
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