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Joseph Donald Doucet
  • In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions in Don's name to:
  • St. John - Hanson Schools
    903 Anderson St.
    Franklin, LA 70538

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“Prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Don. He was a kind man and always had a big smile that made you feel welcome. Mr. Don...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: TED VEDRINES - LAFAYETTE, LA

“Worked with Don at St John Elem. Really nice man. Ran into him on many occasions and enjoyed long catch up conversations. Looked forwards to...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Lois Hebert - Franklin, LA

“I thank you, "Mr. Doucet / Doucette" for being such a caring, open person / principal, always ready to accept new challenges- such as accepting and...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Judith Thompson -Pautz - LA

“Don will surely be missed by all of his friends and family. He was a really good person who dedicated his life to educating and working with young...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Pat Dayton - Monroe, LA - Friend

“I did not personally know Mr. Doucet but my husband Mike Viator told me many times how he mentored and help him when he was at Coteau Elementary...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Regina Viator - New Iberia, LA

“A Great Person, Friend & Neighbor!! R.I.P. Mr. Don!! You will always be in our thoughts and hearts. Your friendship was one of a kind. We are going...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Stephanie Boudreaux - New iberia, LA

“I am so sorry we loss a great teacher, a wonderful person! He was a great boss. Always eager to help others. Rest in pease Mr. Doucet I know your...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Myrtle Mire - Coworker

“Me Douset was my 8th grade teacher at Coteau Elementary 56 years ago. We graduated 13 from 8th grade. Mr Doucet worked very hard to prepare us for...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Charlotte. Fremin Romero

“Rest in peace, Don. You welcomed me to Coteau so many years ago. You were a marvelous principal and became a dear friend. Many fond memories from...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Angele Smith - Lafayette, LA

“I've known Mr. Doucet since 1972 when I started attending Coteau Elementary School in Coteau. He was always there for any of us when we needed. He...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Joey Mouton - New Iberia, LA

“Mr Doucet was a great friend of the Romero family, RIP Don! You are gone, but will never be forgotten! ”
11 of 22 | Posted by: Sandy and Perry Romero - Coteau

“Prayers and condolences to the family during this time of bereavement. Mr. Doucet was my principal at Coteau Elementary. He was very loving and...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Charlar Brew - St. Martinville, LA

“Truly a compassionate man, with a sense of humor. Will be missed by all who had the opportunity to meet him. God has definitely received a treasure. ”
13 of 22 | Posted by: Linda Trautman+ Geoffray - LA

“There are very few that share the amount of respect I have for Mr. Doucet. He was such an incredible teacher and role model for me and so many others...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Kevin Minor - Baton Rouge, LA

“Thank you tremendously for all you have done for the young in the Franklin area. God rest your soul and may you sing with the Angels in Paradise! ”
15 of 22 | Posted by: Donna Lancon

“I first met Mr. Doucet on the 1st day upon attending Coteau School in 1963,as he coaxed my out from hiding behind a door and finally getting me to...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Tim Comeaux - Brossard, LA

“What a great man , he has touched so many touched youngh lives , a true father figure and friend to so many , he will be missed ”
17 of 22 | Posted by: Keith Monte - New iberia

“A wonderful man who was a role model for all of his students. ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: John Aycock II - Baton Rouge, LA

“~~RIP~~ My friend and neighbor!!! ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Sharon Onellion - New Iberia, LA

“Such a good, kind loving man. Don mad friends with everyone he met. Don was my friend & my boss. I was the school librarian at St. John Elem. during...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Marie Schexnayder - Franklin, LA

“Great principal and coach! ”
21 of 22 | Posted by: Byron Lassalle - New Iberia, LA

“Offering our deepest condolences and prayers to the family during this difficult time. May Mr. Doucet rest in God's eternal peace and may our Lord...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA

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Funeral services celebrating the life of Joseph Donald Doucet, 82, a native of Grand Prairie and a longtime resident of New Iberia, will be held Friday, October 28, 2016, during a 4:00 p.m. Memorial Mass of Christian burial at the Church of the Assumption in Franklin. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday, October 27, at Ibert's Mortuary in Franklin from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., with eulogy and rosary at 7:00 p.m.

Donald was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in Korea. He received his educational degrees from SLI (UL) which led to a lifelong career and passion in education as teacher/principal at Coteau Elementary, St. John Elementary, and Hanson Memorial. He also loved listening to and playing music, along with mentoring students and coaching baseball. His greatest love and passion was the Rocky Mountains and sharing the wonders of nature with others.

Survivors include his sister, Norma Doucet Blood and her husband Gary Blood Sr.; one nephew, Gary Blood Jr.; two nieces, Sheralyn Blood and Rachel Blood Melancon and her husband Deacon Shawn Melancon; four great nieces, Richie Joubert and her husband Jacques and their daughter Emily, Lindsay Vidrine, Laura Melancon, and Abby Melancon, all of Grand Prairie; and his "adopted" family, Michael and Bonnie Trahan of Franklin, and their children, Carly Moss and her husband Seth and their children Emmy and Brayden of Covington, and Scott Trahan of Bakersfield, CA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Inez Doucet.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions in Don's name to St. John - Hanson Schools, 903 Anderson St., Franklin, LA 70538, 337-828-3487.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.