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
I will miss you dad. Rest in peace. I love you.
Dear Auntie Anita and all Family Members,
My heart goes out to you on the loss of someone so special. It was always a joy to be in Uncle Andy’s company with his great sense of humor and wonderful laughter. I have so many great memories of the kind human being that he was.
I love you Grandpa. I will always love and remember the time we spent together.
Normand and Gloria Plante
Dear Auntie Anita, Andrea, Laura & David,
Words cannot express the sadness we feel at losing Uncle Andy. We will never forget his beautiful smile and that wonderfu laugh and outgoing personality. Memories of my childhood always include very fond memories of both of my Uncle Andy and Auntie Anita. I hope you can find comfort in knowing you were there for each other for all those years. I know he’s smiling down on you all today from above.
Sorry to hear about Uncle Andy. My condolences to you Aunt Anita and the family. I will always remember the good times we all had when the family got together.
Love, Jerry and Linda
Though I never got to know him, I know he is looking down at his family/friends with a smile of all his blessings.
My condolences to you all.
I am so sorry for your loss Anita, David and to the rest of your family. Dave if you need or want to talk, i am right up the road. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Anita our thoughts and prayers are with you. Andy was a kind man whom we were fortunate to know. You and your family provided such loving care when he needed it.
My deepest sympathies,
Dear Aunt Anita, Andrea, Laura & David,
My fond mmories of Uncle Andy are of a man who always had a story to tell, a joke to share and one of the most memorable laughs. I am so sorry for your loss. The body passes but the body of love lives on. May his love surround you, embrace you and continue to live within your hearts.
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are being sent up your way from Florida. God Bless you and your families. Love, The Shea’s
Mr. Mrs. Tim & Dayla Bates
God bless you all sorry for your loss you’re in our prayers.
Mr.Mrs Timothy & Dayla Bates .