1945 – 2021
N. Grosvenordale – Roger “Pete” Duquette, 75, of Mountain Hill Rd., died Monday morning March 22, 2021, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of Deborah (Welch) Duquette. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Arsene and Florence (Mailloux) Duquette.
Mr. Duquette was a self-employed contractor. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing, building RC model airplanes and swamp boats. Pete even built his own gyrocopter. He had a keen eye for building and could draw his own blueprints from which he constructed various homes with.
Pete is survived by his wife, Deborah (Welch) Duquette; his children, Pete Duquette and his wife Tina of Putnam, Paul Duquette and his wife Chasidy of Dayville, Matt Duquette and his significant other Caithlynn of Thompson, Scott Duquette of Putnam, Crystal Morrissette of RI, Kelly Duprey and her husband Chris of Pomfret, and Jennifer Furno of Putnam; his siblings, Arsene Duquette and his wife Dale, David Duquette, Kenneth Duquette and his significant other Genevieve all of N. Grosvenordale, his sister in-law Karen Duquette of Putnam, his brother in-law Michael Welch and his wife Sandy of Dayville, his brother in-law Richard Welch and his wife Diane of Florida; his grandchildren, Justin, Benjamin, Haley, Joseph, Tanya, Corey, Samantha, Kayla, Summer, Adrian, Seth, Ethan, Tyler, Kristen, Dmitri, and Andrew; and many great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Roland Duquette, Maurice Duquette, Precille St. George, and Elaine Akana.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday March 27, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. Memorial donations in Pete’s memory may be made to Wm. W. Backus Oncology Department, 326 Washington St., Norwich, CT 06360 or American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., Rocky Hill, CT 06067. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Valade Funeral Home & Crematory, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.