1932 – 2021
Woodstock – Donald R. Ducheneau, 89, of Woodstock Meadows, passed away on Friday morning, September 24, 2021, at Harrington Memorial Hospital. He was the loving husband of Judith A. (Dandurand) Ducheneau. Born in Southbridge, MA, he was the son of the late Homer and Rosalie (Paulis) Ducheneau. Donald was a veteran serving with the United States Army during the Korean War.
Mr. Ducheneau was last employed as the Vice President in charge of production at the J. I. Morris Company in Southbridge. He was a former member of the Thompson Lions Club and a Thompson library trustee. He enjoyed doing puzzles, woodworking, reading, and working outdoors on his property. Donald was also an avid collector of coins and yardsticks.
He is survived by his wife; his children, Michael Ducheneau and his wife Carla of Lahaina, HI, and Cecelia Lowe and her husband Jeff of Rutland, MA; his grandchildren, Jacob Lowe, Zachary Lowe, and William “Kalei” Ducheneau and his wife Kathryn and great-grandchildren, Suede and Roux Ducheneau.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Donald’s family from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2021, in the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260 followed by a funeral service in the funeral home at 12:00 p.m. A private graveside service will be held at a later date with Military Honors in Notre Dame Cemetery in Southbridge. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.
Sleep well neighbor…..the Babbitt’s and the Ducheneau’s were great neighbors for over 35 years…Our families grew up together….
Our deepest sympathies to the Ducheneau Family….
Eric and I are very sorry for your loss Cecelia and Michael. Losing your Dad is not easy. We pray that the empty feeling in your heart fills up with loving memories of Donald. Our condolences also to Jeff, Lala and all the grandchildren. And of course to Judy. We will see you at the service.
Worked with Judy at Putnam schools. And had many great dinners with both Donald and Judy. May he Rest In Peace.Thoughts are with Michael and Cece
Mary Lou Steger
Judy, so sorry for your loss. Although we have not kept in touch I remember Donald so well and enjoyed the time we all spent together with Grammy Lonergan at the Bartlett house on the Cape. I remember with fondness your children and meeting Michael years ago while we were vacationing in Maui. You are all in my prayers as you go through this difficult time.
Suzanne L St Onge
I’m so sorry for your loss, Judy. May he rest in peace.
My sympathy to Judy and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. May he rest in peace.
Such a charming man, I only knew Donald for the last few years through his Woodstock Meadows family. He and Judy hosted a lovely dinner complete with bowling on his handmade bowling machine. It was a night to remember. I will always think of him fondly. My deepest condolences to Judy and family.
Rest In Peace, Dear Donald.
My sympathies to Judy and family. I remember visiting the Babbitts on holidays and Don, Uncle Dave and my Dad laughing it up! May he rest in peace