MANCHESTER - Lucie O. Duhaime, 92, of Manchester died peacefully at home on Feb. 23, 2014, following a period of declining health.She was born in Manchester on May 7, 1921, the daughter of Rodolphe and Cecile (Robitaille) Duhaime. She was a lifelong resident of the home her parents built in 1845. Lucie graduated from St. Anselm College in 1959. Along with three others, she was a proud member of the first class of women to graduate from the college. Later, she attended Boston College Law School.Lucie worked for Swanburg Construction Co. for a time. She then began to work in the law offices of Chretien and Craig and later William Craig Sr. She worked in the law office of Gov. John King and as his secretary for the duration of his tenure in the State House as governor. Following this, she became the administrative aide for Sen. Thomas J. McIntyre and then for the state of New Hampshire until retiring.She was an ardent Democrat and worked throughout her life for the advancement of party goals. In more recent years, she was pleased with the success of women elected to leadership positions. Lucie's interests included volunteering at the Currier Museum of Art as well as the love of music and theater, which she continuously supported.She leaves three siblings, Jeannine Robert of Manchester, Dr. Robert B. Duhaime and sister-in-law Carmen of Peterborough, and Elise Monroe of California. Lucie has bounteous nieces and nephews. She cherished each and every one, marveled at their differences, shared in their joys and hardships. She welcomed in the third and fourth generation with every bit the same love and joy.She was predeceased by four siblings, Charles Duhaime, Paul Duhaime, Marcel Louis Duhaime and Claire Noury..
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SERVICES: Calling hours are Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., Manchester.A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine Church, Webster Street, Manchester. Private burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery at the convenience of the family.Memorial donations may be made to St. Anselm College, 100 St. Anselm Drive, Manchester, NH 03102 or the
, 2 Wall St., Manchester, NH 03101.To send a message of condolence, please go to www.lambertfuneralhome.com.
Lambert Funeral Home
1799 Elm Street Manchester, NH 03104
Published in Union Leader on Feb. 26, 2014