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January 21, 2017

Burial Date January 25, 2017

Funeral Home Danielle T. Morrill Funeral Home

Place of Service St. Anne's Church, Sturbridge

Section Garden of Heritage II Lot Number: 739Grave Number: A#1

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     Ronald G. Duquette, Sr., 67, passed away at home on Saturday, Jan. 21st, with his loving family by his side, after a long illness.

He leaves his beloved wife of 48 years, Barbara A. (Joubert) Duquette; a son, Ronald G. Duquette, Jr. and his wife Debra of Ludlow; two daughters, Tami A. Bostock of Southbridge and her ex husband Peter of Leicester and Christina L. Kegans and her husband Sean of Barre; two brothers, Roger J. Duquette of CA and Rory P. Duquette of Spencer; a sister, Valerie A. Albrecht of Barre; eight grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and his faithful dog, Copper.

He was predeceased by a brother, Randell A. Duquette. Ron was born in Worcester, MA the son of Valmore and Florence (Bouffard) Duquette, Jr.. Ronald grew up in Worcester and attended Worcester Middle School and Boys Trade. He met his sweet heart Barbara in high school and the two married on Jan. 25, 1969. Ron worked as a mechanic for 23 years in Worcester for Benson and Wood and Mcfee and Newton. He later worked for several years at various auto parts stores. Most recently he enjoyed working as an independent travel agent. Ronald and his family lived in North Brookfield for 23 years before moving to Sturbridge in 2012. When Ron wasn’t out selling his auto parts you usually could find him catching a quick round of golf at Bay Path Golf course in East Brookfield. He was a member of the board of directors of the SRCC where he served as a member until April of 2016 when his lung cancer became too overwhelming. Ron was also an active member of St. Anne’s Parish in Sturbridge and a member of Hemlock Ridge golf course.

His funeral will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 25th, from the Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home, 130 Hamilton St., Southbridge, with a Mass at 10:00am in St. Anne’s Church, 16 Church St., Sturbridge. Burial will follow in Worcester County Memorial Park Cemetery, Paxton. Calling hours in the funeral home will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 24th, from 5:00 to 7:00pm.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Lung Association , 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004 or Salmon VNA and Hospice, 37 Birch St., Milford, MA 01757.