William Edward Duquette

December 19, 1951 - April 12, 2017


    William Edward Duquette, 65, of Swansea entered into the arms of his loving Savior on April 12, 2017. He was born on December 19, 1951 to Lester and Virginia (DeLomba) and grew up in East Providence. 

    Central to Bill’s life was his love for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The outpouring of this love was evident in Bill’s service at food pantries, his position as a trustee at Bethany Gospel Chapel, his constant encouragement of others, his joyful singing as a long standing member of the choir, his relentless pursuit of an understanding of God’s word through Bible study, and his role as a mighty prayer warrior. Bill was an avid gardener, aspiring artist, and a music enthusiast. 

    Bill loved his family deeply. He was married to his wife, Christine (Cloutier) for 31 years. He was Dad to William (Christie), Christian (Sarah), Sandra (Richard Pezzullo) and Matthew (Athena). Gramps to Jasmine, Kaylee, Jake, Ezekiel, and Lucy. And the youngest of seven siblings—Eugene, Lester, Charles, and Marjorie Garnier. He was predeceased by his brother, Francis and sister, Joan Duquette.

    Just over 8 years ago, Bill sustained a life-changing injury that limited his physical capabilities, but never diminished his zeal for life. Prior to this injury, Bill was employed at several area companies, most recently Cintas Uniform Services, Looking Upwards, and Waters Corporation. Bill’s family is grateful for the loving care that he received from his caregivers from Masterpeace and Riverview Adult Day Care. Bill and his family are also thankful for the special relationships Bill had with those family members and chapel family members who provided care and companionship for him. 

    All are invited to celebrate Bill’s life on Saturday, April 15 at 4pm at Bethany Gospel Chapel, 62 Lindsey Lane in Swansea, MA. A light supper will be served following the celebration. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethany Gospel Chapel, memo: Duquette Memorial Fund, to be used to support the ministries dear to Bill’s heart.