FORT FAIRFIELD - Ruth L. Doucette, 86, wife of the late Romie A. Doucette, passed away Sunday morning, June 12, 2016 at a Mars Hill healthcare facility, following a brief illness. She was born September 28, 1929 in Fort Fairfield, the daughter of Charles and Mary (Casey) LaPlante. Ruth attended Fort Fairfield schools, was a lifelong communicant of the Parish of the Precious Blood, St. Denis Catholic Church, and was a life member of the Daughters of Isabella, Santa Maria Circle Number 427, Fort Fairfield. She was married to Romie A. Doucette on November 4, 1947 and had been employed by Cook's IGA, Fort Fairfield, the A&P Processing Plant, Fort Fairfield, and Birdseye Foods. She resided in Zephyrhills, Florida for 25 years, where she worked as a cashier at Winn-Dixie. Ruth enjoyed reading, and enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She cherished her friends in Florida and at Leisure Village, Presque Isle.
In addition to her parents, Ruth was predeceased by her husband Romie on June 19, 1994; three brothers, Joseph, Charles and Lewis LaPlante; one son-in-law, David Rowe. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Rosalia Doucette of Houlton, Romie and Patti Doucette of Brewer; three daughters, Kathy Bernier and her husband Vincent of Fort Fairfield and Pompano Beach, FL, Susan Rowe of Placitas, NM, Vickie Turner and her husband Chris of Fort Fairfield; one sister, Louella Rasmussen and her husband Gregory of Ocala, FL; 13 grandchildren and their spouses, Sare' and Chris Arnold of Plymouth, MA, Vincent II "VJ" and Laura Bernier of Hudson, NH, Damien and Holly Boudreau of Atlanta, GA, Jonathan and Rachael Doucette of Providence, RI, Jaime and Bart Chandler of Topsfield, Jessica and Rob Irwin of Nashua, NH, Devan Doucette and her companion Dustin Littlefield of Bangor, Benjamin Doucette of Voorhees Township, NJ, Michael Doucette of Fort Fairfield, Adam Turner of Rosendale, NY, Allyson and Jarod Plummer of Washburn, Samuel Astle, Thomas Astle, both of Houlton; fifteen great grandchildren; and a special aunt Leona Snow of Bangor; several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Wednesday June 15, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, Fort Fairfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. at the Parish of the Precious Blood, St. Denis Catholic Church, 147 Main Street, Fort Fairfield with Fr. Kyle Doustou celebrant. Interment will follow at the St. Denis Catholic Cemetery, Fort Fairfield. A time of continued fellowship with refreshments will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 260 Main Street, Fort Fairfield after the interment service.
Those who wish may contribute in memory of Mrs. Doucette to C-A-N-C-E-R, P.O. Box 811, Presque Isle, Maine 04769. Online condolence may be expressed at www.gibersondorseyfuneralhome.com