1929 – 2018
Putnam-Anita Ducharme, 88, formerly of Riverside Drive, North Grosvenordale, passed away peacefully at Day Kimball Hospital on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, surrounded by her family. Anita was predeceased by her loving husband Andrew (Andy) Ducharme. Born in Thompson, she was the daughter of the late Alcide and Delia (Blanchette) Langlois.
Anita was a graduate of St. Joseph’s School in North Grosvenordale. In July of 1952 she married Andy and was happily married for 6o years until his passing in November of 2012. Anita was a hardworking and compassionate woman who had many occupations and retired in 1993 as the Office Manager for Community Health and Homecare after 25 years of employment.
Anita was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed watching basketball and baseball with Andy and loved to listen to music. She was an avid reader and had a love of crafting which she shared with her family.
Anita is survived by her three children, her daughters, Andrea J. Ducharme of Norfolk, VA; Laura L. (Ducharme) Santos and her husband Daniel of Danielson; and her son David A. Ducharme of North Grosvenordale. She was a loving grandmother to her beautiful grandchildren Angela J.(Apley) Szeredy and her husband Davis; Kyle D. Santos and his wife Melissa, and Darcy (Santos) Laprade and her great grandchildren, Juliana Szeredy; Veronica Santos; Mckenna and Hadley Laprade. She was predeceased by her sisters, Diana Martel, Rita Kempienski, Doris Bissonette and her brother Armand Langlois.
Funeral arrangements are private and have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC. 20090-6011. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.