Thompson – Elaine I. (Duquette) Akana, 62, of Shady Lane, died Monday, October 20, 2014 in UMass Memorial Hospital. She was the loving wife of forty-three years to Michael M. Akana. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Arsene and Florence (Mailloux) Duquette.
Mrs. Akana worked as a folding machine operator for Stevens Linen in Webster, MA. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, traveling, fishing, motor cycling, bird watching, and especially enjoyed being with her grandchildren and family.
In addition to her husband, Elaine is survived by her sons, David Akana and his wife Kerry of N. Grosvenordale, and Jason Akana and his wife Christie of Thompson; her brothers, Arsene “Joe” Duquette, Roger H. Duquette, David Duquette, and Kenneth Duquette, all of N. Grosvenordale; her grandchildren, Kobe, Brayden, Grace, Makaylee, Kai, Kayd, and Kyleigh. She is predeceased by her brothers, the late Maurice and Roland Duquette; and her sisters, the late Lorraine Labonte, and Precille St. George.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Elaine’s family from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 23, 2014 in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. A gathering will begin at 9:00 am on Friday, October 24, 2014 in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.