Joshua Leo Arasate Doucette

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Joshua Leo Arasate Doucette

June 06, 1975 - October 28, 2018

Old Town Joshua passed away after a brave three-year battle with cancer on October 28th with his wife Jessica Lee Doucette, and their son Brodi at his side. Joshua was born on June 6, 1975; the son of Janet and Cyril "Fran" Arasate Doucette. Joshua enjoyed many sports which included snowboarding, fishing, archery, hunting, and paintball. He was known as one of the area's best drummers and played in many metal bands.
He was employed for a short time at LaBree's Bakery, as a painter for Sullivan's Automotive in Old Town for many years, and JSI in Milo, where he established many continuing friendships, and was lastly employed by Town Fair Tire in Bangor until his health declined.
Joshua is survived by his wife of twenty-three years Jessica, and sons Brodi and Markus, along
with his parents Jan and Fran; his sister Jillian Dupuis and her husband Chris, their daughters Carsyn and Mallory who lovingly referred to Joshua as Uncle Kitty; his sister Kristie, her partner Tom Larson and her children Jordan and Faith; sister-in-law, Jackie Lee; brothers-in-law Ricky
Lee and his fiancé Karen, their children Jordyn, Ethan and Lucas; Jamie Stoddard and his son Zane; his Grandmother, Bunny Gendreau; his mother-in-law Kathy Chaisson, and father-in-law Rick Lee; many aunts and uncles and cousins. He had an extended family in NH; SAS Merrimack
Valley Paintball, who gave him the tag name of "Grimm." They have named one of the field sections after him "Grimm Town." His team is named the "Silent Assassin Squad." He and his family have been loved and supported by this paintball family of sports men and women for
two years. Joshua will be deeply missed by his family and his many very close friends.
Joshua was predeceased by his grandparents Leo and Doris Doucette, Sixto Arasate, S. Andrew Dunn, Weymouth and Rita Nutter, and Leo Gendreau.
Many thanks to Dr Sheila Pascual M.D., Jan Pilotte FNP, and all the staff at Northern Lights EMMC Lafayette Family - Dana-Farber Cancer Center for their care and friendship, and EMMC Hospice for their support in Joshua's final days.
By Joshua's request, there will be no formal funeral. The family wishes to invite his community of family and friends to a Celebration of his life at the Old Town Elks Lodge 290 Fourth St. from 6 - 10 p.m. on Friday, November 9th, 2018.
Published on November 1, 2018
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Vicki Vowles Burpee
Nov 07, 2018
Janet, so sorry to hear of your family's loss. May your faith see you through this very difficult time.
mark parker
Nov 05, 2018
I am Sorry for your loss.
Charles Green
Nov 04, 2018
Sending my Condolence to the Family. Sorry for your loss. I worked with Josh at JSI.
Nov 04, 2018
Jesse, So sorry to hear of Josh passing. May God comfort you and his family knowing he is no longer in pain. Rest easy Josh.💙
Rick Lee Jr
Nov 03, 2018
Josh, you were and are my son in law. That makes you my son. I tank you so much for my grandson Brodi, I know how proud you are of him, as we all are.

You and I go go back to before you and Jesse started dating. We drank, we smoked, we hunted and fished. We raised hell and had a goid time.

We are family and that means everything. I love you, and I miss you as does JJ and Brenda.

Until we meet again, say hi and give hugs to all who have gone before us. We love you man. Keep on rocking
Nov 03, 2018
I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I hope your many warm memories and the wonderful hope of seeing him again will comfort you at this difficult time. (John 5:28,29)
Ben crocker
Nov 03, 2018
Dear josh I love with all my heart I am who I am because of all the love and compassion you gave me that Jesse n Ricckey the Doucette and lee family so happy we had good talks n times when I came home this summer you will be missed n never forgotten I Carey your love and the light of your life that sines so bright. With in the air I breath n water I drink to the warmth of the sun and a general breze in my hair thanks for evry word you ever told me my family has prayed for you over theses hard times thank you for all the hugs n smiles and telling me how much you love me and always being there no matter what the same goes to Jesse Brodie Fran n Jan to all the lees n Doucette family I love you ...and pray with you at this time I love you an thank you for accepting me as family a friend a cousin a brother I could write a book of how I love u all and what you all mean to me for josh I am so great full for our reagent talks and hope my loving way helped tho I gues I know they did I will cherish all the joy n love you gave to me Bella n Ben love you Brodie Jesse I’ll always be there for you as you have always been for me I’m simply honored to be your unlike Brodie n family to both the lees and Doucette I’ll see you later joshie when I too am called home to shine brute like you have all your life and beyond to be a beacon to guide me on my journey when it’s my time god bless you and everyone you touched and loved and that loved you take care my friend you earned you life and your place in heaven with all that have passed before us keep the light on bubba I love u always till we meet again my friend and remember tous pour un un pour tous it’s a cav thing but means all for one and one for all that’s how u lived with love compassion selflessly I’m giving you air hugs rite no n for ever thank you so so much for evrything you have done personally n Jesse n Brodie to Fran n Jan an all the lees I love you allRead more
Benjamin Crocker
Nov 03, 2018
Dear josh and family, I love you with all my heart and sole, I met josh when I was 12 years old through my best friend Rickey lee. I’ve been considered family sence then later on josh n I found out we were actually cousins on my moms side like 3rd or forth or 12th cousins r something tho was just a bonus. It’s odd sometimes in lif how things work out. Whenever I had troubles emotional and otherwise you n Jesse we’re always there for me on evry level the two of you being very blunt evin then loved me so Much you gave me. A safe place to be . A place to rest my head and dry my tears you both gave me courage when I had none and hope when I could not finde any. You both filled my belly w...hen I wouldn’t eat. You have continued to ease me up and appreciate me for who I am showing me I can change that I have something special in me to share with the world especially my children the support and smarts you both have to help me gain custody of Bella when she was a babe and with my divorce and how it ripped me apart being away from my lil Ben . Bella and Ben will miss and love you for ever you josh and Jess are the light like in a light house that has helped guide me home from the hells I’ve been through and put my self through they say the eyes are the window to our soles. Any one who truly knew you could see that coupled with a silly grin. Simply put a butifal man all the way around he loved kid an friend n animals many sports a zest for life n jus having fun. I truly blessed to be a part of th family so I say thankq for touching my life so dearly and deeply n changing me so profoundly I say I love u and thank you to obviously you joshie n Jess Rickey Karen Fran and Jan m nefue Brodie n jorden Markus timmie Karen and the lee family I love you all with my whole heart hugs n smooches. Before I end this I want to thank you josh for the time we had in the last cupple of months and hope I was rite either the last conversation we had tho I guess I don’t have to hope I know better. You have been called home shining bright as ever you in the air i breath the warmth of the sun shining down on me taking the chill out like a Snuggie blanket you the tune in my head and the mile on my face when I’m ejoing something yummie wiggling in my humming n smiling like a little kid just so happy god has blessed you in many ways and I look forward to when we are able to meet again give out hugs and my love to all who have gon before me tell Dave n Tobey Brady my Grammy n gramps n evry one else I love um n will see them when I’m called.. the Crocker’s Linda Fred Bella n Benjamin n Grammy flo love and pray for you and Jess n Brodie n Markus Fran and Jan and Jill etc we love you to infinity and beyond peace brother peace.....keep friend my family my brother my cuzzz ...Read more
Patricia Stoddard
Nov 03, 2018
Jesse, Brodi and family, Please accept my most deepest condolences to you all. I remember having an in depth conversation with Josh one night at a benefit at the Elks Club. It was one of the best conversations I had ever had with an individual in that he poured his heart and feelings with me concerning his family and sickness. Josh will always look over you and guide you in your days to come. I pray that you gain strength throughout the upcoming days in knowing that he truly loved the people in his life as they have loved him. The only comfort that we have when we lose our loved ones is in knowing that they longer suffer and can be whole once again without the pain. It helps to have ...beautiful memories and I am sure that you have many of those Jesse. Love you and know that I am thinking of you and have been throughout Josh's journey.Read more
Ricky Lee
Nov 02, 2018
Well brother, I have been struggling to find the words and put them all in one place, I think I am still in total disbelief that you aren’t with us any longer, at least physically. The only thing I find comforting right now is knowing that you live on in spirit with all of us. I am really hopeful you are at peace and all of your mental and physical suffering has now subsided and you can be at ease. I’m sure you are in a better place now looking down over all of us that were lucky enough to be part of your life. You truly touched so many lives in your time with us, your time was cut far too short and I mourn for everyone who has lost you as part of their life, you were always a hard worke...r, always willing to help anyone no matter what and I thank you for all the help you gave to my family especially while I have been away. I always had comfort knowing we could call upon you anytime for anything and that just speaks for who you were. Always willing to help no matter what. Always bringing smiles an laughter to family gatherings, joking and putting smiles on our faces, we will be enjoying your memories for lifetimes but missing you every step of the way, wishing you were here to make more memories with us.
I love you and miss you, until we meet again, rest easy, throw lots of paint, beat some drums, and be sure to watch out for all of us.
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Karen aka Kokay and David Tarr
Nov 01, 2018
Fran and Jan, so very sorry to hear that your son Josh has passed away. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Love Kokay
Mali Dana
Nov 01, 2018
I am so very sad and sorry to hear of Josh passing. Sending love to all of his family and friends. My heartfelt condolences
Paula N.
Nov 01, 2018
Josh you will be so missed. I met u when u were working at Sullivan's and the gas station that used to be there. You were such a strong man but cancer was stronger.
Nov 01, 2018
A true pleasure to have crossed paths with you, Josh and Jesse. An honor and inspiration to see such courage! Next year I hope you make Salem.
I am so sorry, Jesse. For you and your boys. And to you, Josh, you will never be forgotten. Your uniquely awesome spirit will live on forever! I just know it.
My deepest condolences for such an immense loss.
Aunt Karen and Uncle Glendon
Nov 01, 2018
May Josh rest in eternal peace and Jess, Brodi, Marcus and the family find solace in the fact that he is no longer suffering. All our love and prayers are sent your way and we will be there next Friday to celebrate Josh with everyone. Hugs and kisses Jesse Beth!
Mary Sanborn
Nov 01, 2018
Josh was my younger cousin an amazing young man, husband and most of all a Father. You will live forever in my heart and in the countless memories one the stands out is how I use to drive Josh crazy always asking him to play wipeout on the drums. We were kids but he would give me this look like are your nuts do know how hard that song ......but he always played it for me anyway I love you Josh until we see each other again ......
Greg Young
Nov 01, 2018
Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. Josh was a joy to be around and had an undeniable passion for music and all his family and friends.

He will be greatly missed!
Rob Gilbert
Nov 01, 2018
To Fran and Jan and the rest of Josh’s family. I’m so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Josh with his famous smile and his love for drumming. God bless
Chery (Blanchard) & Gary Amero
Nov 01, 2018
So sorry to hear of your terrible loss. Sending love and prayers.
Mike Crimm
Nov 01, 2018
Fran, Jan, & family, please know you are in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time, my sincere condolences
Aunt Audrey and Uncle John
Nov 01, 2018
Our hearts are broken for all of you. Love and prayers for peace in your hearts.
Linda Henderson
Nov 01, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss I am keeping you and your family in my prayers.. Sending you big Hugs. Love you Linda
Linda LaPree
Nov 01, 2018
Prayers and hugs to the family
Debbie Jacko
Nov 01, 2018
My heart breaks for all of you. Josh will never be forgotten. Keeping you all in my prayers! ((((HUGS))))
With sympathy and much love,
Frank and Beverly Pawlendzio
Nov 01, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Our sincere condolences ❤️