Woodstock – Lorraine Duhamel, 81, of 40 Butts Road, died Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Day Kimball Hospital. She was the loving wife of Edward E. Duhamel, Sr. for 58 years. Born in Webster, MA, she was the daughter of Raoul and Sophie (Tryba) Destoler.
Lorraine owned and operated Duhamel Gardens for 25 years. She was a member of the Senexet Grange. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and canning. She was a great baker, taking pride in making her famous cream puffs.
In addition to her husband, Lorraine is survived by her son, Edward “Gene” Duhamel, Jr. and his wife Lynda of Shrewsbury, MA; her daughter, Geraldine Stearns and her husband Douglas of Scotland, her son-in-law, Wilfred Harwood of Dayville, her brothers, Raoul Destoler, and Raymond Destoler both of Harrisville, RI; her sister, Barbara Slader of Harrisville, RI; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter, Renee Harwood.
Relative and friends are invited to visit with Lorraine’s family from 9:30 am to 10:30 am on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 in the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church Street, Putnam, followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am in Most Holy Trinity Church, 568 Pomfret Road, Pomfret, CT. Burial will follow in St Mary Cemetery. For memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.