Kenneth V. Duquette, 83, of Stafford Springs, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Evergreen Health Care Center.
He was born in Three Rivers, Mass., son of the late Andrew and Alice (Plummer) Duquette. Ken served his country in the U.S. Army
and U.S. Navy
during the Korean Conflict
, and retired from Warren Woolen Co. as a maintenance worker. He was a member of the Strazza, Tonoli-Emhoff Post No. 26 American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post No. 9990 of Stafford, Wolcott Lodge No. 60 AF&AM, and BPOE No. 1359 of Rockville.
Ken is survived by his loving wife, Barbara (Vassau) Duquette; seven children, Patsy Gillie of North Carolina, Andrew Duquette, and his wife, Susan, of Arizona, Darlene LaBrecque of California, Rick Duquette, Dorraine Parker, and her husband, Ed, Lynette Blanchard, and her husband, Keith, and Allen Chapman Jr., all of Stafford Springs; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three siblings, Judy Ambrosi of Tolland, Alan Duquette, and his wife, Wanda, of Wales, Mass., and Terry Panciera of Stafford Springs; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Edwin Duquette.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Introvigne Funeral Home Inc., 51 E. Main St., Stafford Springs. A graveside service with military honors will take place on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Stafford Springs Cemetery, Monson Road, Stafford Springs.
Memorial donations may be made to Home and Community Health Services, Hospice Program, P.O. Box 1199, Enfield, CT 06083; or to the
, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.
For online condolences or directions please visitwww.introvignefuneralhome.com