WEARE - Joseph M. "Mike" Duquette, 58, died Jan. 17, 2014, following a courageous battle with cancer.
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He was born in Haverhill, Mass., and has been a resident of Weare, since 2000. He was the son of George J. and Dorothy (McCarron) Duquette. Mike had been employed as a sterile processing technician/purchasing agent with Lindner Dental; he also owned his own small business, Safe Home Chimney Sweep. He was an avid ballroom dancer who also enjoyed golfing, fishing and was a talented painter. A veteran having served with the U.S. Marine Corps for 10 years, Mike had a deep love for his country. He was a member of the VFW Post of Salem.
Mike was a member of the N.H. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association, Weare Chamber of Commerce, and Bass Anglers Sportsman Society.
Members of the family include his fiancé, Elizabeth "Betty" Ashooh of Weare. Two children, Michelle Duquette and her wife, Vanessa White-Duquette, of Haverhill, Mass.; and Samantha Ross and her fiancé, Scott Langlois, of Sanbornton; several brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and three grandchildren, Blaise, Angelleah and Dresden.
services: Calling hours will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at French and Rising Funeral Home, 17 South Mast St., Goffstown. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial with full military honors will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at N.H. State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Our Lady of the Cedars Church, 140 Mitchell St., Manchester, 03103, or Meals on Wheels, St. Joseph Community Services, Inc. 395 DW Highway, P.O. Box 910, Merrimack, 03054.
For more information or to sign an online guestbook, go to www.frenchandrising.com.
Published in Union Leader on Jan. 19, 2014