Arthur Joseph "Duke" Duquette

Arthur Joseph Duquette

NEWMARKET - Arthur "Duke" Joseph Duquette, 83, longtime resident of Newmarket, died peacefully on April 16, 2013 in Lee. He was born February 8, 1930 in Exeter; the youngest son of Aime Duquette and Rose Deauteuil. During the Korean conflict, he served in the army and was a tool and die maker for Macallen for most of his career. Duke enjoyed bowling, friendly games of cards, and family outings with his grandchildren. He and his wife Doris were married for 61 years and had four children together. His perpetual sense of humor will be sorely missed.

He leaves behind his wife, Doris (Vachon) Duquette, his daughter, Rose Stevens and her husband Mark, of Barrington, his son Arthur of St. Augustine, Fla., his son David and his wife Marta of Danville, his sister Teresa Robinson and her husband Robert of Seattle, Wash., his sister Anita Bernier of Sebring, Fla., plus eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Marc K. Duquette, his sisters Lena Duquette, Rose (Duquette) Beairsto, Lillian Duquette, and his brother Edward "Pete" Duquette.

There will be no calling hours.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish in St. Martin Church, Somersworth with Rev. Michael s. Taylor as celebrant.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Newmarket.

Arrangements are entrusted to Bernier Funeral Home 49 South St. Somersworth www.bernierfuneralhome.net.

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Bernier Funeral Home
49 South Street  Somersworth, NH 03878
(603) 692-2160

Published in Fosters from Apr. 19 to Apr. 22, 2013