HOULTON - Reuben Doody, Jr. 92, passed away Jan. 29, 2016 at a local healthcare facility. He was born Nov. 30, 1923 in Caribou, the son of Rev. Reuben and Abby (DeMerchant) Doody.
Reuben graduated from Houlton High School, Class of 1942. He was drafted on March 2, 1942 by the US Army during World War II and served until Oct. 16, 1945. Reuben met and married Edith Grant on Sept. 23, 1947. They enjoyed 67 years of wedded bliss. Reuben worked for L.R. Ingraham & Son as an auto mechanic for many years. He also worked at the Maine Publicity Bureau Information Center. Reuben was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd. He enjoyed woodworking making cedar chests, swings, picnic tables, toy boxes and nick-nack shelves.
Reuben is survived by his two sons, Rodney Doody and his wife Linda, Eldon Doody and his wife Donna; his daughter, Gloria Powers; seven grandchildren, Martin, Jody, Angela, Renee, Andrew, Allison and Aaron; eleven great grandchildren, Joshua, Austin, Regan, Sydney, Justin, Anabelle, Carter, Jordann, Alexis, Cassidy and Chase; his sister, Ruth Ouellette; his brother, Harold Doody; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife of 67 years, Edith Grant Doody; his first wife, Marion (Smith) Doody; his son, Baby Boy Doody; his siblings, Roscoe Doody, Mildred Ross, Alberta Estabrook, Arnold Doody, Thomas Doody and Atwood Doody; and his granddaughter, Andrea Robinson.
Friends may call 12:00PM Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 at the Church of the Good Shepherd until the time of the service 1:00PM with Rev. Ginny Urbanek officiating. A time of fellowship will be had following the service in Watson Hall. Spring interment with Military Honors will be announced at a later date. Gifts may be made in Reuben's memory payable to the Church of the Good Shepherd c/o Dunn Funeral Home 11 Park Street Houlton, 04730. Online condolences and guest book: dunnfuneral.com