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“Doug and I spent many hours together in his recording studio he was the best! ”
1 of 23 | Posted by: Sheldon Lopatin - Rochester, NY

“Don asked me to say a few words about working with Dougmaybe about winning the Emmy's. Unfortunately, Doug has taken most of my memories of the late...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: George Ellard - Westwood, MA

“I first worked side by side with Doug at WGBH as we recorded & edited many programs for PBS together. Doug was always an upbeat, pro with a healthy...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Leo Demers - Hudson, NH

“I came to know Doug when Don and I first roomed together at Tufts and later when all of us shared a place on Mass Avenue in Lexington. The house was...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Tom Brennan - Tiburon, CA

“This week and Saturday, December the First, all of the Nadeau Family, who are in laws of the DeVitt family wish to send this tribute in honor of...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Christine Carr - Santa Barbara, CA

“Dear Doug & Don, Words can't decribe how sorry I was to hear this news, altho I never met any of you boys ,I lived thru what Dottie told me. she was...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Peggy Fairbairn - OH

“I have fond memories of Doug as a fellow Lawrentian. I first met Doug in the Dickinson House and remember his sense of humor and curiosity. Years...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Peter G. D'Oench - cooper city, FL

“Doug was a warm and friendly Sig Ep brother. He was a friend to all of us...he never chose sides on any issue. I remember him using his EE skills to...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Larry Golbery - Asheville, NC

“So glad Bonnie and i got to visit one last time this fall - the connection meant a lot to all of us. Through all his ailments he was so positive and...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Bill Clarke - Monkton, MD

“Don and Mike,The thing about the Devitt brothers has always been the unpretentious humor; I never laugh as much as when I'm in your company. Doug...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Jeffrey Hohl - Framingham, MA

“To Doug's Family-So sorry about Doug's passing and his health issues...Folks with big hearts are promised to be near God, so I'm sure Doug's place is...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Sam Kephart - Spearfish, SD

“Memories of our happy family holiday in Bermuda will be forever cemented in my mind. Your presence, humor and keen wit made that week one of the...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Remi Robert Nadeau - CA

“Doug, will be missed. He was generous with his time, a technical guru, funny, a loyal friend, loved his family and above all, he loved you Alex. He...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Sissel Cooper Bos - Friend

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of my friend Doug. We first met when we both worked at WICU -TV in Erie over forty years ago. We have stayed in...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Bob Eyres - Jupiter, FL

“Don, Mike and family; In darkness, the beauty of stars and constellations will be admired all the more now your dearest brother is up there shining...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Tom Lupo - ORLANDO, FL

“To Don, Alex, Mike, and to Doug's extended family and friends,I am so sorry for your loss. Doug was a one-of-a-kind person. All of us will miss him...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Harry Forbes - Wrentham, MA

“My sincere condolences. I knew Doug really through his close friend, Doug Cooper,and remember him fondly from 'the old days.' Although I hadn't seen...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Sherwin Harris - Mount Vernon, NY

“I will miss your kindness, curious nature and the love you shared each and every day with all of us. You were a warrior. Rest in peace dear sweet...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Katy Nixon - westwood, MA

“I was with Doug and Doug Cooper in Naples, FL. We were in the guest house. Both Dougs did a routine comedy, of Doug's father, Dr. Irving Cooper...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: cherylrschindler - miami, FL

“Doug: We have shared a lot of memories over the past 30+ years. Our entire family is very grateful to have had you in our lives. More than friends...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: David Cooper - Boston, MA

Here are memories my late husband, Steve Izzi, treasured.  Doug was Steve's best friend. “I met Doug through my wonderful husband, Steve Izzi. Doug was always Steve's best friend. Doug was so kind to capture our wedding on video. Steve ...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Terri Izzi - COEUR D ALENE, ID

“Doug, I'll never forget the look on your face on the day Ally was born. A perfect mixture between pride and awe. You had so many baby names for her; ...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Mary-Jane Donovan - Lexington, MA

“Doug, our very best calls and emailswere in this last of 47 years I've knownYou--full of humor, thoughtfulness andnew technical ideas--like the 5...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Doug Cooper - ft myers, FL


Weston – Mr. Douglas J. DeVitt, of Weston, died Sunday, November 25, 2012 at Spaulding Hospital in Cambridge. He was 62.

Doug was born in Erie, Pennsylvania on July 5, 1950, a son of the late Robert D. and Dorothy J. (Dow) DeVitt. He was raised in Erie and attended the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. After that he earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Doug had been a Weston resident for more than thirty years.

After college Doug began a forty year career as an audio engineer, first at WICU and WQLN, both in Erie. After a move to Boston he continued working in the same capacity for Boston public television's WGBH station and later at WCVB, Channel 5 where he won an Emmy award for excellence in his field. Doug also founded Voyager Sound and Recordatory Recording Studio and had a lifelong interest in photography.

Doug's wife, Barbara J. Donovan-DeVitt died July 7, 2005.

He leaves his daughter, Alexandra J. DeVitt of Weston; his brothers, Michael DeVitt of Demming, New Mexico and Donald DeVitt and his wife, Barbara Nadeau, of Marblehead; his brother and sisters-in-law, Paul F. Donovan and his wife, Carol, and Joanne, Nancy and Mary-Jane Donovan and his nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Doug's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, November 30th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning in the First Parish Church in Weston, 349 Boston Post Road, Weston where his funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery, Weston.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Marfan Foundation, 22 Manhasset Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050.