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Gabrielle T. (Chartier) Duquette, 89, of Worcester, died Sunday February 22, 2015 in the Lutheran Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center. Her husband of 57 years. Leonce L. Duquette died in 2007.
She leaves her children, Daniel A. Duquette and his wife Connie of Escondido, CA., Thomas J. Duquette, Melanie R. Duquette, Adele J. Duquette, Ruth I. Duquette, Justine E. Abdow and her husband Alex all of Worcester; and Barbara E. Kelleher of Leicester; two grandchildren, David Abdow and Alyssa Kelleher and two nieces and one nephew. She was precedeased by a brother, John Chartier. Gabrielle was born in Central Falls, R.I., a daughter of the late Moise and Eva (Guillette) Chartier and then lived in Southbridge before coming to Worcester where she has resided for 57 years.
Mrs. Duquette was an Ira Specialist several years for Worcester County Institution for Savings. She retired many years ago. Gabrielle also worked at the College of the Holy Cross. She was a graduate of Mary Wells High School and was a member of St. Joseph's Church now known as Holy Family Parish and was a longtime member of its church choir. Gabrielle enjoyed sewing, cooking, singing, traveling, nature and animals and reading.
The funeral will be held on Friday February 27, 2015 from DIRSA-MORIN FUNERAL HOME, 298 Grafton St., with a Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Joseph Church, 35 Hamilton St. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Calling hours in the funeral home are Thursday February 26, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers the family asks that Masses be offered in her memory or contributions be made to Holy Family Parish, 5 Whitman Rd., Worcester, Ma. 01609