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“Lenny cut what little hair I have left, and will be missed. He is not easily replaced in a world gone haywire. Jonesy ”
1 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

“Please accept my deep sympathy on your loss. I remember Lenny fondly from his days at Pete's Place. He always had a kind word for me when I saw him. ”
2 of 29 | Posted by: Diane Johnson - Cape Cod, MA

“I am extending my condolences for the loss of your dear love one. May God give you a measure of comfort. 2 Cori thians 1:3&4. Sincerely ”
3 of 29 | Posted by: R L - MD

“Dear Doucet Family,I know it's a been a long time since we've been in touch. My grandmother just passed away and I saw the obituary for Lenny. I...Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: Michelle Tirella-Ventura - CA

“Very sad to hear of Lenny's passing He was a long time friend We shared many happy times at Pete's Place, in the Lions Club and on the golf...Read More »
5 of 29 | Posted by: Richard OGrady - Ayer, MA

“Deepest sorrow to hear of Lenny's passing.I can and will always remember the many conversations with Lenny in my Dad's Barber Shop over the years...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: Chris & Jan Bourque - Yardley, PA

“Dear Anita & FamilyBarbara and I are very sorry for your loss. Lenny was a great man and friend.I enjoyed the many rounds of Golf that I played with...Read More »
7 of 29 | Posted by: Dick & Barbara Pickette - Waltham, MA

“Anita, Linda, Jill, and family;Pam and I are so sorry to lose our dear "Uncle Lenny". I'm glad Pam had the chance to meet him a few times in recent...Read More »
8 of 29 | Posted by: Bob and Pam Main - Las Vegas, NV

“You will be missed ”
9 of 29 | Posted by: Laurie Lindstrom - Port Orange, FL

“I'll surely miss you Lenny. Thanks for always being so kind and loving. Your smile was infectious and you were a wonderful friend, father, and...Read More »
10 of 29 | Posted by: Lauren Snedeker - Waltham, MA

“A wonderful gentleman . With love and respect Joe CoraccioLoreen (Roche) Coraccio Godspeed ”
11 of 29 | Posted by: Loreen Coraccio - Friend

“I'm very sorry for your loss. I first met Lenny in 1964 when he worked on Pine St.with Pete. I was a customer for many years. I remember that they...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: Steve Bowlby - San Antonio, TX

“Lenny cut my hair since the early 60's when I was a boy. Lenny was the kindest most sincere man ive known. I will truly miss his smile when id walk...Read More »
13 of 29 | Posted by: Roger Leblanc - Naples, FL

“To Anita and family, I was so sorry to read about Lenny's passing. What a great and gentle guy. With all ur memories u have in ur heart Lenny...Read More »
14 of 29 | Posted by: Bob and Mary ann Mcgovern - MA

“Dear Aunt Anita, Linda and JillI was very saddened to hear of Lenny's passing, my deepest sympathy to all of you. I always respected and admired...Read More »
15 of 29 | Posted by: Michael Lizotte - Marion, MA

“My sympathies to Lenny's family. He always had a smile and good word for everyone. The world has lost a special man. ”
16 of 29 | Posted by: Ann Ormond - Newburyport, MA

“Anita, Linda and Jill:There were so many great moments spent at the Doucet home! Lenny was always so kind and generous. He will be fondly...Read More »
17 of 29 | Posted by: Dawn McPhail - Indian Land, SC

“Dear Anita and family, I we are so sorry for your loss and for all of our loss in the passing of Lenny. Lenny was my barber for 43 years and my son's...Read More »
18 of 29 | Posted by: John Passarini - Lexington, MA

“To Anita and Family, May the lord help you and your family during this difficult time. Lenny was a great guy and known by many. He will be missed....Read More »
19 of 29 | Posted by: Albert Nowlan - Waltham, MA

“Anita, Linda, Jill, Tim and family:I am so very sorry for your loss. Lenny will be sorely missed. He was a great husband, great dad and a great...Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: Kevin Cloherty - Braintree, MA

“Do sorry for your lost. He and Pete were my barber when I lived on Waltham. Lenny was my sponsor into the Waltham Lions Club. He had a quiet...Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: Robert O'Malley - Cohoes, NY

“Dear Doucet Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
22 of 29 | Posted by: Donna LeBlanc Davis - Lowell, MA

“Remember when we were little and our parents would tell us that thunder was the sound of the angels bowling?Now, I will think of it as Uncle Lenny...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: Sharon Powell - East Taunton, MA

“Lenny was a terrific human being and friend. He will be missed greatly. Our deepest sympathies go out to his lovely family - Dan & Christine Dressler ”
24 of 29 | Posted by: Christine Dorn Dressler - Waltham, MA

“Condolence to the Doucet family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.Paul & Lucy Ryan ”
25 of 29 | Posted by: Paul Ryan - WALTHAM, MA

“Our prayers are with Lenny and his entire family. He was a quiet, gentle, and hard working man. We will never forget all the things he did for the...Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: Tony and Mim (Riley) Flecca - MA

“Lenny was a great neighbor friend and great barber all around great guy he will missed sorry for your loss the reid&keefe family ”
27 of 29 | Posted by: David Reid - Waltham

“Joseph and Rita Leblanc and familywant to offer our condolences to Anita and family and will remember Lenny in our prayers ”
28 of 29 | Posted by: Joseph Leblanc - Waltham, MA

“Lennie worked for And with Peter for over 50 years. They were complete opposites,however, it worked. This is an end to an era where that barber...Read More »
29 of 29 | Posted by: Mary Ann Bourque - Bedford, MA


Waltham – Mr. Leonard J. Doucet, of Waltham, died Monday, January 21, 2019, his 86th birthday, in the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln.

Lenny was born in Waltham on January 21, 1933, a son of the late Denis and Marguerite Doucet and had been a lifelong resident. Best known for the past sixty-five years as a local barber, he got his start in high school working at his father's barber shop on Moody Street.

Following his service with the United States Army during the Korean War he went to barber school and after his father's death worked for years with Pete Bourque at Pete's Place on Lexington Street. Most recently he was barbering at Topper's on Newton Street.

Lenny could be counted on to be a good listener and always kept an even keel. His friendly nature and easy smile suited his profession perfectly. He was a longtime member of the Waltham Lions Club where he was an active member of the organization.

He also ushered for years at the 9 o'clock Sunday Mass at Our Lady's Church on Trapelo Road and was a longtime member of the French-American Victory Club in Waltham. In his younger days Lenny was a talented trumpeter and an avid bowler . . . and throughout his life knew his way around a dance floor.

Lenny leaves his wife, Anita M. (Smith) Doucet; his children, Linda Pratt (Timothy) of Waltham and Jill Doucet (Cecil Howell) of Somerville; his grandchildren, Joe and Sophie Pratt; his sisters, Doris Main of Waltham and Marie Lemont of Fitchburg and many nieces, nephews and their families.

He was also the brother of the late Russell Doucet.

Family and friends will honor and remember Lenny's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Sunday, January 27th from 2 to 5 p.m. and again at 8:30 a.m. on Monday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at 12:45 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Waltham Lions Club, P.O. Box 540043, Waltham, MA 02454-0043 or to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.