William E. “Bill” Doucette, 60, Worked at Academy Lanes as Youth

william_doucetteWilliam E. “Bill” Doucette, 60, formerly of the Ward Hill section of Haverhill, died Feb. 26, at Merrimack Valley Hospice House, following a long illness.

Born in Winchester, son of the late Enos and Lillian (Riley) Doucette, he was raised and educated in Haverhill. He attended Sacred Hearts Grammar School and graduated Haverhill High School in 1976. He worked as a young man at Academy Lanes in Haverhill and as a contractor associated with his late father in the operation of Schofield Concrete Foundation. An avid bowler as a young man, he competed at the amateur level on television station WCVB’s Candlepin Bowling show, and held the record for the most consecutive wins of any youth bowler. The most important things in his life were his family and his home.

He leaves his sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Bruce Nelson of Bradford; nephew, Andrew Nelson and his wife Amy of Bradford; niece Sarah Fourtzialas and her husband, Kris of Haverhill; grand nieces, Brooke Nelson and Chloe Fourtzialas; grand nephews, Reed Nelson and Mason Fourtzialas; and several cousins, aunts and uncles.

Relatives and friends may call Friday, March 3,from 9 to 10:15 a.m. at Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 47 Broadway, Haverhill. A Mass of Christian Burial takes place at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, South Main Street, Bradford, followed by burial in Elmwood Cemetery, Bradford. The family asks that flowers be omitted and memorial donations be made to The MSPCA, Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA. or to The American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA.