Mary E. (Knight) Doucette

December 15th, 2014

Mary E. (Knight) Doucette, age 88, of Wilmington, formerly a long-time resident of Woburn, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on December 14, 2014 at the Wilmington Health Care Center.

Mary was born on December 18, 1925 in Reading, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late Margaret Knight. Mary grew up and was educated in Reading.

Mary married her husband, Paul R. Doucette, Sr. on April 12, 1944. The couple moved to Wilmington in 1953, where they raised their four children; Peggy, Ginny, Butch and Tom for many years, before settling in Woburn. The couple lived in Woburn for over forty years. Mary and Paul became active in the community and joined the DAV auxiliary of Woburn.

Mary stayed home to raise her children for many years before she went to work for Marshalls. She worked as a marketing technician at the Marshalls warehouse in Woburn for many years before she retired.

Mary always put her family and friends first; her warm and welcoming personality earned her the name “Gram” to everyone around her. Mary would never complain if she went without; she was a simple, classy lady who was happy just to be around those she loved. There was nothing she wouldn’t do for her family or those around her. Mary was overly generous, often donating to the DAV, the MSPCA, or the Christian Children’s Fund. Mary had a huge heart and was extremely selfless.

In her spare time, Mary loved to cook and bake for her family and friends, especially during the holidays. She had an “open-door” policy; the more the merrier! Mary would cook up a storm and prepare a huge table filled with various goodies. No one could ever leave her home empty-handed because Mary loved to make sure everyone took something, whether it was candy, cookies or decorations, she wanted to make sure everyone felt special.

Mary also loved to read. She would read anything that crossed her path, but her favorites included the Hardy Boys or the Harlequin novels. Mary collected many books and when she was finished reading them, she often donated the books to the Salvation Army or others in need.

Mary was a devout Catholic; she often attended Mass at St. Anthony’s parish. Throughout Mary’s life, she encountered difficult circumstances, but she always kept her faith in God. It was her faith that carried her through difficult times.

Mary will be remembered as a loving, gentle mother, “Gram,” sister, aunt and friend to many. Her warm personality and her ability to care for others will never be forgotten. It was her final wish to be with her beloved husband for her birthday, so for her 89th birthday, Mary’s wish will be granted and she will be laid to rest with Paul, Sr. on her special day. This wish was very special to her family and they are proud to make their Mom’s final wish come true.

Mary was the beloved wife of the late Paul R. Doucette, Sr., devoted mother of Peggy Butler & her husband Phillip of North Reading, Ginnie Grammer & her husband Dickie of Woburn, Thomas Doucette & his wife Karen of Andover and the late Butch Doucette, mother-in-law of Joanne Doucette of Woburn, loving “Gram” of Paula Taylor, Stacey Sarchione, Kirk Butler, Kevin Butler, Keith Butler, the late Kenneth Sachione, Tanya Frazier, Tracey Barends, Mike Doucette, Jason Doucette, Tommy Doucette and Jeanette Doucette, great-grandmother of Brian, Joey, Josh, Kayla, Keith, Will, Kennedy, Quinn, Connor, Emmie, Brooke, Kevin and was anxiously awaiting the birth of two new great-grandchildren, cherished daughter of the late Margaret Knight, dear sister of John “Butch” Norden of Norway, ME, the late Marjorie Brogna and Joan Dickie. Mary is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a funeral at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rt. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, December 18th at 8:45 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Anthony’s Church, 351 Main Street, (Rt. 38), Woburn at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 17th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.


8 Entries in Guest Book for “Mary E. (Knight) Doucette”

  1. susan brogna says:

    dear aunt mary I have so many memory’s you are very special to me and I will always love you fly high with the angel’s and give my mom and husband a big hug for me I love you all mom ,joan, helan now you can all have your stich and bitch

  2. Kelly (Hersom) Michaud says:

    Peg and family, so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Take care of each other during this difficult time.

  3. Maureen Barends says:

    To the Doucette family, I extend my heartfelt sympathy.
    Know that you are in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

  4. Kathryn A. Dunbeck 'nee FILLIS says:

    Cousin Mary, your leaving our plane of life, to join your husband Paul, and sisters, Joan and Marjorie, and Sunny Grammy with Our Heavenly Father, is a journey you wished for and were Blessed to receive. You will be greatly missed, although in thinking you left us with so many memories, a lifetime of, lessons, laughs, tears, joys and wonder. I stand in awe of you, I have never met a more stronger person in my life, I will always love you, my very first cousin.

  5. Keri McDonough says:

    I remember Mary from when I was very young.. Mary taught me religion, and i vividly remember each week, she’d always bake cookies, brownies, ect, for us to enjoy during our time there. A sensational lady. Thank you Mary. May you rest in the sweetest peace.

  6. joanne Maguire says:

    Hi Butch.
    I’m so sorry for the loss of your sister. Your sisters are together again with Helen. The stich and bitch group are active again and probably causing all kinds of havoc in Heaven. Take care of yourself. With love

  7. Rosemary Murray says:

    Peggy, so sorry to read about your mom’s death. I’ll. always remember meeting her at Zayres in woburn We would have lots of laughs when you, your sister and mom would come into the store . She lived a good life although she will be missed. May again rest in peac

  8. Rosemary Murray says:

    Peggy, so sorry to read about your mom’s death. I’ll. always remember meeting her at Zayres in woburn We would have lots of laughs when you, your sister and mom would come into the store . She lived a good life although she will be missed. May she rest in peace.

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