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Edward Duquette Sr.,77


Edward Joseph Duquette Sr. 77, of Cheshire, MA. died Thursday November 18, 2021 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in North Adams on March 20, 1944 a son of the late Walter and Doris Mary (LaBonte) Duquette.

Edward graduated from Drury High School and was a member of Massachusetts Army National Guard as a private first class tank operator. He was a heavy equipment operator for most of his life and was employed for Harvey Brazeau and Tom Ayotte construction companies for many years. He also worked for Delmolino & Sons and was last employed for O'Reilly Auto Parts.

Edward was an active member of his community he was a member of the Adams Elks Lodge, Adams Turners, Adams Mountain Club, Adams American Legion and a longtime member of the former Fraternal Order of Eagles in North Adams.

His wife Sylvia (Albrycht) Duquette whom he married June 14, 1986 died June 21, 2018.

Survivors include daughters Anna Lescarbeau of Adams, Jennifer Perry (Joseph) of North Adams, son Edward Joseph Duquette Jr. of Clarksburg, many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Edward also leaves his stepchildren Deborah Mekdeci (Bill Gardner) of Adams, Thomas Hartman (Sandra) of Adams and Vincent Hartman (Kristen) of Mary Esther, FL. companion Jewel Morse, nephew Troy O'Dell and his wife Maria and his devoted cat Dottie. Survivors also include two sisters Dawn Wilson, Annette Talbot, two brothers James Duquette and John Duquette and many nieces and nephews. Edward was predeceased by five sisters and four brothers Linda DelRatez, Lorraine Dupre, Ruth Skiffington, Janet Duquette, Ellen Duquette, Arthur Duquette, Raymond Duquette, Walter Duquette and William Duquette.

Funeral services to celebrate the Life of Edward J. Duquette will take place Tuesday November 23, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA. PLEASE WEAR A MASK. Burial with full military honors will follow in the family plot in Southview Cemetery, North Adams. Calling hours at the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams are Monday from 4-7 p.m. Memorial donations are suggested the Adams Elks Lodge Scholarship Fund through the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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My deepest sympathy to all of Eds family i just talked to him at the home depot he was such a great person glad i had the opportunity to know and work with him. RIP Ed
David Brazeau
from: david brazeauon: 11-30-2021

So sorry to hear of Eddies passing I just saw him a few weeks ago at Bill's auto repair, he seemed to be in good shape. Remembering our days with my other great Old friend Ted Garrison. We had a lot of fun together. Missing you Ed God Bless and take care Rest in Peace. Sympathies to the family. Prayers.
from: Patrick and Conie Grayon: 11-24-2021

To the family of Eddie as well as Jewel. I am so sorry for your loss. Jewel, seeing you an Eddie at Boston Seafood a couple weeks back brought me joy. Again to all my condolences.
from: Christine Goddard-Gregoryon: 11-23-2021

I worked with Eddie blacktoping with Harvey Brazeau. Eddie was great to work with and a good friend
from: Mark Josephon: 11-22-2021

So sorry to hear of his passing. He was a neighbor. He always showed kindness to me. I just saw him about 2 or so weeks ago on his porch.
Always had a smile.
from: Kathy Hyneson: 11-22-2021

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. We are so sorry to hear about Eddy’s passing. He was a wonderful man and will certainly be missed by all.
from: Carla and Will Rougeauon: 11-21-2021

RIP Eddy...fond memories of the old days.
from: Skeets Richardson: 11-21-2021

So so sorry for your loss Anna. Prayers to you and your family
from: Dawn Maynard Cahoonon: 11-20-2021

My heartfelt condolences to all of Ed’s family and friends❤️
from: Dawn Harringtonon: 11-20-2021