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.
Wendy & Steve Winslow
Paul and Chasidy &Kids , I’m so sorry for your loss … Thinking of you all during this difficult times … May he Rest In Peace … Love, Wendy and Steve Winslow
Jennifer Duquette Furno
Rest peacefully uncle pete, you were/are the best thats ever came into my moms life and for that I truly thank you. Pete was a great man and loved us all unconditionally. Life is to short to be mad angry and not forgiving others fully in your heart.❤Love and enjoy each and everyday like its your last because tomorrow isn’t promised…you will forever be in my heart❤
Jamie and Debra Heath
Our thoughts and prayers are with Pete’s family. May he rest in peace in the company of the angels and the saints. He’s in God’s care now. Rest in Peace Pete.
Rest in peace Uncle Pete. My prayers an thoughts are with my cousins.
My deepest condolences to Paul and Casey and the whole family I can’t imagine the sorrow you feel right now my heart is with you all
Chasidy, Paul, Tanya, Corey and Samantha I am so sorry for your loss. May your fondest memories of your dad and grandad bring you peace and help you through this difficult time. My thoughts are with you.
Richard, Diane, and Melinda Welch
Debbie and family, may Pete rest in peace and may you all keep your fondest memories of him alive forever.
My condolences to all of Pete’s family. Time goes by so fast, how I wish I had kept in touch with all of you from the days of my youth when I played with you and Arsene on your parents farm on Mountain Hill Rd. We surely did some crazy things together, from almost pulling down the barn, to flying a huge kite, sinking of a home made boat in the river, and so much more.
Again, my condolences to all.
Pete’s mother Florence was my 1st. cousin through my Uncle George.