The PACE Board of Directors would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Jerry Duquette and family, on the recent passing of his loving wife, Lucy Duquette.
In 2003 Lucy replied to an ad in the paper for part time office help, had an interview with the PACE Board and got the job. It was a small job at the time, but over the years and with Lucy’s dedication, grew into what it is today. After 11 years, Lucy thought it was time to turn the reins over to somebody else with new ideas to help PACE continue to grow and thrive. Lucy was honored as our Person of the Year at last year’s Annual Auction. In her speech, Lucy stated “It has been a wonderful experience and I have met so many wonderful people that have made this job one of my favorites. Thanks for a great 11 years!”
Lucy will always hold a special place in all of our hearts forever and she will be missed dearly.
Lucille (DePardo) Duquette
June 26, 2015
Lucille (DePardo) Duquette, age 70 of Plaistow, NH and formerly of Methuen passed away on June 26, 2015 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Lucille was born in Lawrence on January 16, 1945 to the late V. William DePardo and Anne DeMarco. She was a graduate of Watertown High School, Watertown, NY Class of 1963. Mrs. Duquette graduated from SUNY-Canton with an Associate’s Degree. She retired from Lucent Technologies where she was employed for many years and later worked for P.A.C.E. in Plaistow, NH. Lucille was known for her hard work ethic, and was honored by P.A.C.E. as Person of the Year, 2014. Mrs. Duquette loved spending time with her family. She will be remembered as a dedicated and loving friend to all that knew her. Lucille also loved to cook, play BINGO and travel with her husband on many cruises.
Lucille was the loving wife of Gerald “Jerry” Duquette Sr. of Plaistow, NH with whom she shared 42 years of marriage. She was the devoted mother of Anne Nichols and her husband Aaron of Dover, NH and Gerald “Jerry” Duquette Jr. and his wife Dorie of Delaware. Lucille was the dear sister of Angie Waitkewich, Marianne Howlett and her husband Charlie and the late William DePardo. She was the beloved grandmother of John, Anna, Grace and Joseph. She is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews.
Friends and guests are invited to call on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence St. Methuen. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM. Interment to follow. To honor the wonderful care Lucille received, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital, Development Office, 100 Cambridge St. Suite 1310 Boston, MA 02114. For directions and online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website,www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to serve the Duquette Family.
Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Inc.
233 Lawrence Street
Methuen, MA 01844