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“I'm so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful member of our family. Uncle Gene was such a perfect person to bring life to an occasion , weather it...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Karen Gillies - Apache Junction, AZ

“It seems like a long time ago, but I remember all the building work I was privileged to learn from Gene and his team. It has served me well and my...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Paul Picard - Wickenburg, AZ

“Renelle and I are so sorry for your loss. I have great memories of our cookouts together at Peppe's, Build our house and trading our search attempt...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Gary Picard - Spencer, MA

“Uncle Gene, you will be missed by so many. My Grandy (George) held you in such a high regard, and we have heard so many great stories and shared so...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: lacey perreault (ela, from duquette side) - MA

“Our condolences go out to the Duquette family. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Mike & Linda Farrell - Worcester, MA

“Adieu, Gene. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Andre Morin - Port Saint Lucie, FL

“Our thoughts and prayers to family and friends are sent your way.Paul, Trisha Lemieux ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Paul Lemieux - Sarasota, FL

“May your light shine brighter, flickering with love and kindness forevermore. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: George Cogswell - Sacramento, CA

“Remembering warm, sunny days at the cape when I was just a child. You and memere spoiling us with your love. You will never be forgotten. You are in...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: George Cogswell IV - Sacramento, CA

“My deepest condolences. Uncle Gene was such a vivacious and wonderful person. I had not seen him in many years but have many fond memories. All my...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Karen Peloquin - Winchester, MA

“Duquette family please accept our deepest condolences at this difficult time. Remember God cares for you.1 Peter 5:6&7 ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

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Eugene E. Duquette, 86, formerly of Worcester/Cape Cod, died in Port St. Lucie on Friday September 9, 2016.
Eugene was born on June 14, 1930 in Worcester, to George F. and Leona V. (Chevalier) Duquette. He was predeceased by his wife, Jeanne R. Duquette, two daughters, Diane L. Thomas, Anne M. Papagni and a sister, Claire L. Duquette.
He leaves 4 daughters, Elaine M. Dunne, Carole A. Cronin, Nancy J. Radcliffe and Michelle J. Nagle, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Eugene is survived by his siblings George P. Duquette, Lorraine M. Lemieux, Paul E. Duquette and many nieces and nephews.
Eugene attended and graduated from the Worcester Public Schools. Enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserves and served on the U.S.S. Worcester during the Korean War. He was a member of the VFW 3657, South Works Post and a charter member of the Korean War Veterans Assn, Chapter 106, Port St. Lucie. During his lifetime, Eugene was a Real Estate developer in Central MA and Cape Cod. He owned and operated Duquette Builders and Reality, Inc., until his retirement in 1993. He was elected President of the Worcester County Builders Association, Corporator of Bay State Savings Bank, Chairman of the Town Finance Committee, Superintendent of the Highway Department and served on many Boards and Committees in Yarmouth, MA.
Eugene also became a Deputy Grand Knight member of the Alhambra Council 88, Knights of Columbus, a 4th Degree member of the Bishop O'Reilly Assembly and Charter Member of the Pope John 23rd Council in Worcester.
His funeral will be held on Saturday Sept. 17, 2016 from DIRSA-MORIN FUNERAL HOME, 298 Grafton St, Worcester with a Mass at 10:00 AM in St. John's Church, 40 Temple St, Worcester. Entombment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery Mausoleum, Worcester. Calling hours in the funeral home are Friday Sept. 16, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. John's Food for the Poor, 44 Temple St., Worcester, Ma., 01604.