1928 – 2012
N. Grosvenordale – Andrew “Andy” Ducharme, 83, formerly of Riverside Drive, died Thursday, November 22, 2012 in Matulaitis Nursing Home. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 60 years, Anita (Langlois) Ducharme. Born in N. Grosvenordale, he was the son of the late Joseph and Armenie (Daviau) Ducharme.
Mr. Ducharme was a 1947 graduate of Tourtellotte Memorial High School in North Grosvenordale and played on the basketball team where he helped lead his team to a state Tournament. He was a United States Army Veteran who fought in the Korean War. He continued his military career as a Sergeant in the National Guard. During this service, he was called upon and worked during the flood of 1955. He was a milk man,
bread man, and manager of Deary Brothers Restaurant in Putnam, CT for 13 years. He loved his family. He was an avid Celtics and Red Sox fan, and greatly enjoyed the UCONN girls Basketball team along with singing and whistling. His happy personality and loving spirit will be greatly missed.
In addition to his wife, Andrew is survived by his son, David A. Ducharme of N. Grosvenordale; his daughters, Andrea J. Ducharme, and Laura L. (Ducharme) Santos and her husband Daniel. He was a loving grandfather to his grandchildren, Angela Szeredy and her husband Davis, Kyle Santos, Darcy (Santos) Laprade, and his great grandchildren, Juliana Szeredy, and Mckenna and Hadley Laprade. He was predeceased by five brothers, and three sisters.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Andrew’s family at 10:00 am Monday, November 26, 2012 in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale CT. A Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. Burial will take place at a later date in West Thompson Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com