RINDGE - Douglas R. Poulin, 61, of Rindge, passed away Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 at his home after a brief illness.
was born in Northampton, Mass. on Oct. 13, 1953 and was the son of the
late Rene J. Poulin Sr. and Rose B. (Onhilevich) Poulin.
attended Holyoke Catholic High School in Massachusetts and General H.H. Arnold High School in Wiesbaden, Germany where he graduated in
1971. Soon afterwards, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served at many
bases throughout the United States, in addition to Korea, and Germany.
He retired after 20 years with the Army at Fort Devens, Mass. in 1991 as
a Sergeant First Class.
He had also lived in Wiesbaden Germany, North Hatfield, Winchendon, Gardner and West Townsend, Mass.
He worked as a mail handler for the U.S. Postal Service in Shrewsbury, Mass. until retiring again in 2004.
was a member of the Royalston Fish & Game Club, the Harley Owners
Group, Disabled Veterans Group, and the VFW Post #5613 in Jaffrey.
enjoyed photography, reading, fishing, hunting, building model
airplanes, and especially traveling the country side, coast to coast on
his Harley Davidson motorcycles.
Doug was predeceased by his mother in 1973, his father in 2006, and his oldest sister Patricia Poulin (Patsy) in 1959.
leaves his son, Douglas W. Poulin of Auburn, Calif. his two sisters,
Bernadette Schillemat of Marlborough, and Camille Willard of Florence,
Mass. one brother, Rene J. Poulin Jr. of Springfield, Mass. one
grandson, three nieces, one nephew, and numerous cousins. He also leaves
his ex-wife, Cheryl (Guthrie) O'Leary of California, and his ex-wife of
20 years, Monika Poulin, with whom he remained a close friend. He will
be missed by his family and friends including his neighbors.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 from 12 p.m. to 2
p.m. in the Cournoyer Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 33 River
Street, Jaffrey. A funeral service will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the
Chapel of the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon,
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Disabled Veterans Program P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301, www.dav.org