Obituaries

James H. Doucette

February 2nd, 2012
James H. Doucette, a former long-time Wilmington resident, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2012 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester following a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 68. Born on January 19, 1944, in Melrose, James was the son of the late Louis and Alice (Boudreau) Doucette. James spent his early years in Wakefield until his family moved to Wilmington in 1953.As a child, James was very active in the Boy Scouts in Wilmington and that carried throughout his adult years when he spent time volunteering with the Scouts and was a Scout Leader.
Following graduation from Wilmington High School, he enlisted in the United States Air Force in January of 1963, during the Vietnam War.  James was a very talented artist and used his skills as a Medical Illustrator and a Commercial Artist for the Air Force.
In June of 1964, James married the love of his life Cheryl Lundy, they settled in Wilmington following his discharge from the Air Force, they had a wonderful life together, raised three beautiful children, and were proud grandparents to two grandchildren, family was everything to James and his love for them was unconditional.
He was honorably discharged in February of 1971 from Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, following 8 years of dedicated service to the country. He continued his medical illustrator career at Children’s Hospital in Boston.
James went on to continue his education and earned a certification as a Medical Coder.James worked for K Force Company as a Medical Coder Consultant, traveling to different hospitals around the country.  In 1999 James and Cheryl relocated to Midland, Texas where James took a job at Midland Hospital.   After residing in Texas for 12 years, the family moved back to the Boston area.
James had many interests and talents, he was an artist and loved to draw. He was always interested in graphic arts and did a lot of work in the field.James was a huge history buff, he especially loved Egyptian artifacts, James would often volunteer to share his artifacts as well as his knowledge by doing many demonstrations in various schools over the years. James also enjoyed fishing and loved to listen tocountry music, especially anything sung by Roy Orbison.
James was also a caretaker and an advocate for special needs children throughout the state of Massachusetts and served on the Special Need PAC in Wilmington.
James will be fondly remembered as a “giver” and a “doer”, he was very devoted to his family and friends, there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for them. He was truly a wonderful man and will be dearly missed.
James was the beloved husband of Cheryl A. (Lundy) Doucette, devoted father of Christine Connell & her husband Shawn of Chelmsford, Sharon Salvas& her husband Jerry of Midland, TX, and James Doucette of Lunenburg, loving “Papa” of Sarah and Marc Salvas, dear brother of William Doucette of California, Richard Doucette and Peg Delin both of Lowell, the late Mary Philbrick, Dorothy Hilson, and Lillian Burbine, James was the special uncle of Julie Stimpson as well as many other nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62) Wilmington, on Saturday, February 4th at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Dorothy’s Church, Main Street (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 11:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Friday, February 3rd from 4-8 p.m. Memorial donations in James’ memory may be made to the Fisher House, 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132.
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5 Entries in Guest Book for “James H. Doucette”

  1. GRACIE SACCARDO says:

    TO THE WHOLE DOUCETTE,
    I AM TRUELY SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR BELOVED HUSBAND AND FATHER!! JAMES, WAS A WONDERFUL KINDHEARTED MAN!! HE WILL BE SADLY MISSED!!! GOD BLESS YOU !!!
    GRACIE SACCARDO AND KIDS

  2. Maria Guerriero (Voner) says:

    I Am So Sorry For All Of You On Your Loss. He Will Be Sadly Missed. He Was A Wonderful Man. God Bless You!!!!

  3. Peggy and Dorn Mar says:

    We are so sorry to hear about Jim. He was a great neighbor for so many years. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. The Mar Family

  4. Linda Campbell says:

    Dear Cheryl ~ I am so sorry to hear that my Uncle Jim has passed away. I was hoping to visit with you both this fall when I would be in Mass., but that is not to be. Although Jim was ten months younger than me, we were great pals when we were kids in Wakefield, and I treasure those memories. My thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time.
    Linda

  5. Kevin Sowyrda says:

    Jim was a passionate advocate for special education students. I know he’s with our Lord and in peace.

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