Martha H. Doucett

12/15/2010 2:59 PM |

Former Greenport and Shelter Island resident Martha H. Doucett died Dec. 10 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. She was 96.

She was born Dec. 16, 1913, on Shelter Island to Luther and May (Hartt) Halsey and lived on Long Island until moving to Bennington, Vt., in 2003. She was a communicant of St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport.

Predeceased by her husband, Robert, in 1961, and a son, also Robert, Ms. Doucett is survived by her children, May Burns of Bennington, Philip, of Moss Point, Miss., and Eugene, of Apple Valley, Calif.; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Private services were entrusted to Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home in Bennington, Vt.

Memorial donations may be sent to Eastern Long Island Hospital, 201 Manor Place, Greenport, NY 11944.



9 Comment

  • Please recall substitute teacher also do not get benefits, or paid holidays . So a substitute teacher that gets called in every day of school, the maxium they can earn for a year is $22,750 (182 days times $125)

  • Whats worse than this a substitute RN nurse at all schools is only $80.00 a day i guess due to the high salary’s of the regular teacher,not to say they don’t deserve it.

  • Cut the generous pay and benefits of regular teachers so substitute teachers can have a little more. They need to share the wealth.

  • you should try to teach with all your great financial wisdom

  • Subs should get paid the same salary of the teacher they are filling in for. They are only there for a short time, and if they don’t get another sub position, they’re back at minimum wage until they are called in to teach again.

  • Currently, I am a local substitute teacher and appreciate recognition like this. For the amount of responsibility and stress of being a substitute teacher, I do feel that a review of daily wage is necessary. Having recently picked up my W2 I can vouch for TeachHusband’s calculations being spot on… I’m sure that all of us substitutes are hoping to see more teaching positions open up for this upcoming school year, or making the move off of Long Island may arrive fairly soon.

  • 3 degrees…an insult.

  • That entitled a sub teacher, many with a masters degree, food stamps and welfare…how much is it worth to educate our kids!