Francis 'Duke' Alexander ' DOUCETTE

Male 1916 - 2010


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  • Name  Francis 'Duke' Alexander ' DOUCETTE 
    Born  02 Jan 1916  Chippewa Falls, Chippewa, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  14 Sep 2010  Eau Claire, Chippewa, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  21 Sep 2010  Calvary Cemetery, Chippewa Falls. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I222  Trottier TRUCKEY
    Last Modified  19 Jun 2017 

    Father  Albert 'Tom' Napoeon DOUCETTE,   b. 03 Aug 1879, Mara Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1951, Chippewa Falls, Chippewa, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Margaret V DECARIE,   b. 1879,   d. 1955 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Family ID  F80  Group Sheet

    Family  Martha PITCHAT,   b. 1917,   d. 1998 
    Married  11 Oct 1941  Chippewa Falls, Chippewa, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William DOUCETTE
     2. Susan DOUCETTE
     3. Georgia DOUCETTE
    Family ID  F83  Group Sheet

  • Genealogical Notes 
    • Francis Alexander "Duke" Doucette, 94, of 321 S. Rural St., Chippewa Falls, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire.

      He was born Jan. 2, 1916, in Chippewa Falls, the son of Albert "Tom" and Margaret (DeCaire) Doucette. Duke attended Notre Dame Catholic School and on Oct. 11, 1941, married Martha Pitsch at St. Charles Catholic Church in Chippewa Falls.

      He held various jobs during the Depression, including the Chippewa Shoe factory, Woolen Mill, truck driver, fireman, and chauffeuring his father who was Chief of Police of Chippewa Falls. For 40 years he worked as a machinist, first at W. S. Darley & Co. and then for Amoco Plastics, before retiring in 1979. He was a handyman and mechanic who could build, fix or fabricate anything.

      Duke was a lifelong member of Notre Dame Catholic Church. He was a member of the Holy Name Men's club and the Knights of Columbus Goldsmith Council 974.

      Francis is survived by his son, William (Mary) Doucette of Rochester; two daughters, Susan Doucette of El Paso, Texas, and Georgia Doucette of Chippewa Falls; four grandchildren, Paul, Elise, Therese (Nicholas) White and John (Elizabeth) Doucette; and his faithful dog, Sammy.

      He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha; his parents; five sisters and two brothers.

      Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at Notre Dame Church, Chippewa Falls. Rev. Brian J. Jazdzewski will be celebrant of the funeral Mass. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Chippewa Falls.

      Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, and until 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the Horan Funeral Home, Chippewa Falls. There will be a Christian Vigil Service at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

      Obituary from Rochester Post Bulletin, Sept. 16, 2010.

  • Sources 
    1. [S15] Wisconsin Deaths.
      Age: 94
      Given Name: Francis
      Middle Name: A
      Surname: Doucette
      Name Suffix:
      Birth Date: 02 Jan 1916
      State: Wisconsin
      Last Place of Residence: Chippewa, Wisconsin
      Previous Residence Postal Code: 54729
      Event Date: 14 Sep 2010

      Citing this Record:
      "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J55J-44H : 20 May 2014), Francis A Doucette, 14 Sep 2010; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

    2. [S1] Find A Grave, memorial # 58766119.


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