Robert E Doucette, 82, was called to be with the Lord on April 8, 2020. He was born in Amesbury, Ma on June 13, 1937, the only son of Leon V Doucette and Margaret (Gaudette) Doucette. Robert attended St Joseph School, and then Haverhill Vocational. He enlisted in the US Air Force in January 1955, serving as a Bomb/Navigation Technician on B-47's in the Strategic Air Command 100th Armament and Electronics Squadron at Pease Air Force Base. He was honorably discharged in January 1959. Robert met his wife of 60 years, Fern Marie Mailloux on a ‘blind date' in September 1958 and they married June 27, 1959. Robert was employed as a Design Draftsman of Progressive Metal Stamping Dies for the Bailey Company of Amesbury, MA. He and Fern moved their family to Bristol, where he was employed as a Machine Designer for International Packings Corp in 1963; becoming an Engineering Test Lab Technician, moving on to Product Design Engineering and on to Design Engineering of Mechanical Face Seals used in the appliance industry before retiring in September of 1994. Robert and his family became avid ski enthusiasts, campers and for many years sailed off the Maine Coast and in the Virgin Islands. His carpentry and electronic skills enabled him to create many unique gifts touching many friends and family lives, always with a smile. His creativity to design many floral components for Fern and the NHFGC Garden Club floral design members. Robert had a dramatic encounter with Jesus in 1980 and steadfastly lived the Christian Life, until called again, this time to be with Jesus in Glory! Robert is survived by his wife of 60 years, Fern (Mailloux) Doucette; a daughter Renee Marie Nickerson and husband Wayne of Gloucester, MA; three sons Alan E Doucette of Bristol, Scott J Doucette and wife Shelley of Bristol, and Jean V Doucette of Alexandria NH; two grandchildren Lauren Doucette of Knoxville, TN and Benjamin Doucette of Bristol; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A private memorial service and burial will be held at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH. Dupuis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. For more information go to: Dupuisfuneralhome.com.
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