Beverly Lorraine Del Ratez Duquette
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1941-2014 ADAMS Ms. Beverly Lorraine (Del Ratez) Duquette, 72 of 44 East Jordan St. Adams, died Thursday February 20, 2014 at Berkshire Medical Center. She was born in Rowe, Mass., on December 22, 1941, daughter of Travis Del Ratez and Phoebe (Roberts) Braman. She attended North Adams schools and graduated from the Drury High School. Beverly was a self-employed day-care provider and foster mother for many area children. Before that, she worked as a licensed nursing assistant. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading and playing cards. Survivors include one daughter; Rebecca Duquette and her fiancee, Richard Perras Sr. of Adams, Mass., three sons; Kenneth L. Williams Jr. and his wife, Kimberly of Dalton; Craig A. Williams of Adams; and Shaun Duquette and his companion, Aimee Hayden of Adams. She also leaves eleven grandchildren including Jackson, Austin, Kevin, Kyle, Desiree, Brian, Zachary, Braylon, Tyler, Joshua, and Kylie; and three brothers including Mitchell Braman and James Del Ratez of North Adams; and William Del Ratez of Elmira, N.Y.; and two sisters including Eileen Jackson of North Adams and Deborah Stratton of Hoosick, N.Y., and nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her beloved Aunt, Pearl Tucker. FUNERAL NOTICE: The Funeral for Beverly Duquette will be Thursday February 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams. Burial will be private. A calling hour will be held on Thursday morning from 10-11 at the funeral home. Donation may be made to Healing Homes or any foster care program of the donor's choice In care of the funeral home. To send a card message or flowers, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Feb. 23, 2014