- June 30, 1951 - August 4, 2012
- Melrose, Massachusetts
of Paul's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:
The Melrose Veteran Relief Fund
Office of Veteran Services, City Hall
562 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176
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“My Dear Neices and Nephews, I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Dewey's passing ! I was in Maine at the summer houses with Lisa and family and...Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: Dianne Doucette Schueler - MA
“I have known Paul since I was born. The news of Paul's passing reached me in a delayed manner so I was unable to attend his services, regretfully! I...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Alissa Rahilly - Andover, MA
“My sincere condolences on Pauls' passing.
3 of 29 | Posted by: Chris Shea - Norwell, MA
My Dad offers his condolences to your family; he always enjoyed going to the Post for a cold one, and he always spoke well of you.
Dan...Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: Dan Durant, Jr.
“So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. We went through St. Mary's and Melrose High together. May he rest in peace. Bob & Kathy Drew
5 of 29 | Posted by: Bob Drew - Chandler, AZ
“To the Doucette Family we are so very sorry for your loss dewey was a fantastic guy we had a alot of laughs over the ...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: Anne & John Lloyd - melrose, MA
“Please know that all of the Doucette family is in my thoughts and prayers at this time of deep sorrow.
7 of 29 | Posted by: Patti Dougherty - Stioneham, MA
“We will miss you .Rest in peace..Love You
8 of 29 | Posted by: Eddie & Pat Devaney - Saugus, MA
“To Marie And Family So Sorry About Pauls Passing What A Great Guy Will Pray For You Guys God Bless Ernie Cathy Karelas
9 of 29 | Posted by: Ernie and Cathy Karelas - Melrose, MA
“I am greatly saddened by the passing of Dewey, he was a true gentleman who always had a smile on his face and a kind word. He will be truly missed.
10 of 29 | Posted by: Cathy Churchill - Melrose
“So sorry to hear about Paul, the last time I saw him was at my husbands (Capt Chicks' colation at the VFW, 11 months ago. He made sure I had a ...Read More »
11 of 29 | Posted by: Diane (Bowen) McCarthy - Melrose, MA
“Linda, Larry & Marie,
I cannot express our sadness at hearing the passing of Paul. He was such a wonderful friend and always had a smile on his...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: Peter & Gloria Hynds - Wakefield, MA
“I will miss seeing Paul during my walks. Margaret and I would run into him every now and again and he was always so genuinely happy to see us and we...Read More »
13 of 29 | Posted by: Judy Howe Donahue - Melrose, MA
“Marie, we send our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this sad time.
14 of 29 | Posted by: The Bright Family - Melrose, MA
“My sincere condolences to the family , Paul you will be missed by many Rest in Peace ,
15 of 29 | Posted by: Sally Kennedy French - Melrose, MA
“The Tura Family is saddened to have lost dear friend Dewey, and we extend our deepest sympathy to his family at this difficult time. Dewey was a...Read More »
16 of 29 | Posted by: Connie Tura Ferreira - Melrose, MA
“I was very sad to hear of Paul's passing.I know that he has arrived safely up in heaven, he was such a good guy. Prayers for all of his family and...Read More »
17 of 29 | Posted by: Peter Charles Curran and family - MA
“To the doucette family so sorry for the loss of paulie. karen skurka
18 of 29 | Posted by: KAREN TOLMAN SKURKA - Cumberland, RI
“I am shocked and saddened at "Dewey's" passing. We worked together for the Melrose Public Works many years ago. Although we went our seperate ways...Read More »
19 of 29 | Posted by: John Corbin - Melrose, MA
“I was very sad to learn of Paul's passing and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Thank you for your service to our country.
20 of 29 | Posted by: Ryan McLane - Melrose, MA
“My sincere condolenses to Paul's (Deweys) family. He was a great VFW
comrade, but most of all a friend. My prayers are with you
21 of 29 | Posted by: Norman Cook - Melrose, MA
“Linda & family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Love, Shayna and Ralph
22 of 29 | Posted by: Shayna Eddy - North Grafton, MA
So sorry for the loss of your brother Dewey my prayes are with you and your family
23 of 29 | Posted by: Patty Bailot - Melrose, MA
“My condolences to all who knew and loved Paul.
24 of 29 | Posted by: Dianne Bentley - Melrose, MA
“My sincere and deepest sympathy to the Doucette family , I am sorry for your loss. ...Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: Susan Bell - Melrose , MA
“So sorry to hear about Dewey are thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends
26 of 29 | Posted by: Mary and Richie Rahilly
“I am so sorry to hear of Dewey's passing. I remember him fondly he was a gray guy. My sympathies to the whole Doucette family.
27 of 29 | Posted by: Kim Johnson - Derry, NH - Friend
“I am sorry for your loss.
28 of 29 | Posted by: Arne Tonnessen - Woodsville , NH
“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
29 of 29 | Posted by: John W, & John H,Gately, Fred Sprague & Steve Bartholomew - MA
Paul G. "Dewey" Doucette, Jr. passed away at the Winchester Hospital on Saturday, August 4, 2012. He was 61 years of age. Dewey was born in Melrose on June 30, 1951 to the late Paul G. Sr. & Irma (Bushee) Doucette. He was raised in Melrose, attended St. Mary's Grammar School and Melrose High School before entering the US Army. Mr. Doucette served his country with great pride from 1970 to 1976 during the Vietnam War. Paul worked as a truck driver for the K Ross Company, and at Polaroid and Serva-Mation in Stoneham for several years. Dewey was well known at the VFW Harold O'Young Post # 2394 in Melrose. He worked as a bartender for many years, was a past Commander, served on the board of directors and was Assistant Canteen Manager at the club. He was an avid fisherman, loved the Red Sox and the N.E. Patriots and enjoyed watching golf on TV. Dewey was a kind hearted gentleman who was the first to lend a hand to anyone who needed help. Mr. Doucette also loved his yearly trips to Las Vegas and California with family friend, Fran. Dewey was the father of Steffanie Fahey of Stoneham & Paul G. Fahey of Peabody. Brother of Linda J. Collins & her husband Bob of CA, Janis Doucette and her partner, William Berry of N. Reading, Larry J. Doucette & his wife Nancy of Wakefield and Marie P. Crowell & her husband Glenn of Melrose. Grandfather of 3. Uncle of Josh & Jared Crowell, Dennis & Mark Lawhorne, Sandra Slaght & Jennifer Ryan, also survived by several other nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and friends. A Funeral service will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Wednesday, August 8th at 10AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Tuesday from 4:00-8:00PM. Internment with military honors at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. Memorial contributions may be made to The Melrose Veteran Relief Fund , Office of Veteran Services, City Hall, 562 Main Street, Melrose, MA 02176