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.