Joan (Doucette) Lubelczyk (1935—2018)

BRISTOL, Conn. — Joan (Doucette) Lubelczyk, 80, widow of John “Whitey” Lubelczyk, died on Friday, January 26, 2018, at Bristol Hospital after a brief illness.

Joan was born in Madawaska, ME, on October 8, 1937, and was the daughter of the late Vital and Jeannette (Chasse) Doucette. She lived in Madawaska before moving to Connecticut with her family as a girl. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, and bingo, and she was known for her painting of pictures and statues.

Joan leaves a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Renette Lubelczyk of Bristol; a daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Donald Waskowicz of Plainville; two brothers, Claude Doucette of Bristol and Reginald Doucette of Terryville; a sister, Connie Daigle of Bristol; three grandchildren, Ethan Bohn, CS2 Gregory Bohn, US Navy, and Mark R. Lubelczyk; several nieces and nephews; and Sheri Gorner, who was like a daughter to her. She was predeceased by a daughter, Lynn Bohn, a brother, Wilfred Doucette, and three sisters, Mildred Lauzon, Geraldine Lyman, and Jeannine Albert.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on January 30, 2018, at St. Gregory Church, 235 Maltby St, Bristol. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, assisted the family. Please visit Joan’s memorial website at

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