Brian Doucette December 13, 2014 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brian Doucette, from complications due to an accident which left him paralyzed for the past 8 years. He was 35.
Brian was born in Pepperell on March 5th, 1979 and lived there his entire life. He had many friends from his love of riding and repairing bicycles, which he inherited from his grandfather, Alfred Carkin Sr., and his uncle, Al Carkin Jr. He attended Nashoba Valley Technical High School, specializing in metal fabrication, but his true calling was construction and the smell of sawdust. Brian loved people, and his life was about his friends.
But, "Life" changes when you are paralyzed. No longer able to do the things he loved and be with his friends, living became very difficult for Brian. Then he met Meagan Morley and her daughter Makaela, who have loved and cared for him for the past 4 years.
People remember Brian as a "daredevil", and his fearlessness stayed with him beyond his time on earth; he became an organ donor and has already saved several lives, with more to come.
Brian was such a "presence" in this world that he will stay with us forever. He is survived by his mother, Karen (Carkin) Doucette - known to many of you as "Mom", his brother Jason Doucette, who made a lot of sacrifices for his brother; maternal grandparents, Alfred and Phyllis (Seidl) Carkin, aunt Donna (Carkin) Wyman and husband Jack; aunt Sandy (Carkin) St. Martin and her husband Steve; his aunt June (Lunn) Carkin; Father Raymond L Doucette; paternal grandfather Raymond H Doucette, aunt Diane (Doucette) and husband Peter Moore, Uncle Michael Doucette and his wife Louise (Vincent)Doucette, uncle Ken Doucette, 11 cousins and a lifetime of friends.
We are thankful for all the kind, loving people who helped us get Brian through these past 8 years. We take comfort in knowing Brian is finally free of his wheelchair, riding his bike and running with the angels. We will miss him forever.
December 20, 2014
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