OLD TOWN and PRESQUE ISLE – Louis Lawrence Doucette Jr., 50, passed away peacefully June 10, 2013, after a long courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Louis was born Feb. 25, 1963, in Bangor, to Maxine (Martin) and the late Louis Doucette Sr.
Louie, fondly referred to as “Brutus,” “Big Lou,” “Bones” and “Taz,” was a heavy equipment operator for the cities of Brewer and Presque Isle. He was a hard working single father who dedicated his life to his family. Louie’s heart never skipped a beat when it came to reaching out a helping hand to someone in need. Louie was grateful for his many close friends who came together and organized several fundraisers to help in his fight against cancer, which inspired him to “pay it forward,” any chance he got. Louie’s passion in life was spending any chance he got outdoors. He loved music, hunting, four-wheeling, shooting guns and spending time with his family and friends out to his camp, the “Owls Nest.”
Louie is survived by his mother, Maxine (Martin) Doucette; son, Colby and girlfriend, Brooke-Ann Hammond; grandson, Mason “Lunchbox” Doucette all of Presque Isle; daughters, Kristi of Presque Isle and Tori of Old Town; his “red-headed stepchild,” Ryan Forsyth of Bangor; brothers-in-law, Charles “Chick” O’Berry, Kevin Gastia and Scott King; sisters-in-law, Crystal Gastia and Carin Dionne; a very special aunt, Linda Doucette; several aunts and uncles; many nieces, nephews and friends, including his beloved, “Fat Tina”; as well as the “woman he loved to hate,” Rosa McNally. Louie was predeceased by his father, Louis; sister, Linda O’Berry; and very special “brothers from another mother,” Clint Brown, Randy Nason and Tony Damboise.
Family and friends are invited to visit noon-3 p.m. with the funeral service immediately after Friday, June 14, at Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town. In lieu of flowers, donations to help with the cost of final arrangements may be sent to Evelyn Niles, P.O. Box 527 Old Town, ME 04468. Notes of condolence may be expressed to the family at www.birminghamfuneralhome.com.