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Adelard J. Dusseault March 13, 1934 - December 2, 2012 BROOKLYN - Adelard J. Dusseault (Duce), age 78, died peacefully Sunday at home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Dusseault was born March 13, 1934, at home in Goodyear (now Rogers). He was the son of the late Adelard Joseph Dusseault Sr. and Florence (McNabb) Dusseault. Mr. Dusseault lived in the Killingly-Brooklyn area all his life except during 1953-1957 while serving in the
U.S. Air Force
in Texas, Florida, Illinois and Iceland, being discharged in 1957 as a buck sergeant. Mr. Dusseault retired after 20 years at Rogers Corporation and then joined his brother John at Danielson Aviation, in a business they had begun together in 1966. Mr. Dusseault took his first airplane ride at the age of 16 and received his private pilot's license at the age of 18. He was a part-time flight instructor of single-engine aircraft for 30 years, flying out of Woodstock, Danielson, North Central in Lincoln, RI and Greene Airport in Providence, RI. He became a commercial flight instruction/pilot in 1960. Mr. Dusseault married Marie Candace Shirey on January 29, 1971. He was very much loved and respected by his children: a son, Richard Anthony-Maurice Dusseault and his wife Chandra of Windsor Locks; four daughters, Mary Ann Kirsipuu and her husband Paul of Voluntown, Betty Anne Dvarcas and her husband Stephen of Biloxi, MS, Lee Ann Dusseault and her fiancé George Calmes of Akron, NY and Danielle Marie Fontaine and her husband Jeffrey of Dayville; four grandsons, Bruce Lee Whipple, Devon Dusseault, Justin Adelard Fontaine, Jeffrey Fontaine and four granddaughters, Lee Anne Sheridan, Vanessa Schumacher, Selena Kirsipuu and Jillian Dusseault; nine great grandchildren; a brother, John Dusseault and his wife Florence of Dayville and a sister-in-law, Alice Shirey of Arvada, CO. He will also be missed by his long-time best friend Charles Hawes and his remote-control flying buddies, including Earl Hopkins and Paul Cristofori. Several nieces, nephews and cousins survive him. Mr. Dusseault was known for his keen fast-as-lightning wit. One day while preparing a meal with his wife, she was rummaging around in the cupboard and finally exclaimed, "Where is the Gravy Master?" Upon which Mr. Dusseault replied, "Marie, I have told you when we are alone you don't have to be so formal." A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 4:00 P.M. at Westfield Congregational Church, Danielson. In lieu of flowers donations in Mr. Dusseault's name may be made to Hospice of Northeastern CT, P.O. Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260. Tillinghast Funeral Home, 433 Main Street, Danielson is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Norwich Bulletin on Dec. 4, 2012
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