Barbara A. Duqette

Duquette, Barbara Ann (Staples) wife of the late Charles R. Duquette passed away April 3, 2014. Barbara was born on September 22, 1931 to Richmond and Ruth Staples. Barbara grew up in Warren, RI. Barbara and Charlie settled on Park Avenue in Cranston and were married for many years before Charlie's death in 1978. Barbara was a homemaker and raised her children, then in later years worked at the Scandinavian Home in Cranston until her retirement. Barbara loved cats, and enjoyed raising and showing her cats. Barbara enjoyed singing in the Saint Paul Church Choir. Her other hobbies included crafting, sewing, and knitting. Barbara leaves her children and their families, daughters Kathy Benway, Diane Guimond, and MarieAnne Duquette, and sons Charlie, Peter, Paul, and Matthew Duquette. Barabara had 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Barbara was also the sister of Richmond Staples, Sandy Bouchard, Marjory Wadst, and the late Lois Marineau. Barbara had lived her last several years at Steere House Nursing Home in Providence and her family would like to take this opportunity to thank the kind staff there for their compassionate care. A funeral will be held on Wednesday at 8:30am from The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Paul Church Cranston at 10:00am. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5:00-8:00pm. Flowers kindly appreciated or if you prefer you can make a donation to the Alzheimers Association.

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margaret & vin vento - 04/07/2014

Dear Cousins, Please accept our condolences. Your mom was a very special lady to us, as the years have gone by my recolections of my childhood days spent with her on Ontario St are very vivid. She always had that special smile that made you feel great. Sorry that we are not there to give you all a hug. missing you all.

Judi Nunes(Fairhaven Shipyard) - 04/07/2014

Peter and family- so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. May she Rest in Peace

Wayne Manning - 04/08/2014

Paul,Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.Our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy. May the memories of your mom help you find peace. Love Wayne Manning and family

Lynn Marineau Guare - 04/10/2014

Aunt Barbara was a special aunt; I loved her laugh and once she made us pancakes like gingerbread men, which our Mom never had done. We all thought that was so neat. Even after Mom died, Aunt Barbara would come and visit dad and her Vermont nieces and nephews. She was a lasting tie to our Mom. Now they can visit again in heaven. My heart is so sorry for your loss and I send much sympathy to the RI cousins.

Jeff Blanco - 04/11/2014

Condolences to the Duquette family. Mrs Duquette will always be remembered as a kind and giving person. And she loved her cats!
May she Rest in Peace.

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