Springfield – Lucille Claire (Houle) Duquette, 90, died peacefully on Saturday May 28, 2022. Lucille was born on February 10, 1932 to the late Napoleon and Irene (Laramie) Houle. She grew up in Indian Orchard and graduated from Cathedral High School.
Lucille dedicated herself to her family. She married Arthur L Duquette in 1954, and together they raised three wonderful children. She enjoyed being with her children and grandchildren, and as friends and relatives needed help over the years, she was always there for love, support and compassionate care. Lucille was active in the Springfield Garden Club, and loved growing flowers at her home. Her creative personality also gave her great enjoyment with needlepoint stitching as well as her love to bake.
She was a woman of strong faith, and she was dedicated to her church Holy Cross of Springfield. She became a Eucharistic Minister, and was a member of the International Cursillo Prayer Group.
She will be remembered by her children Donna Burkett of Rockland ME and her husband Steve, Arthur “Lee” Duquette of Hampden MA and his wife Kathleen, and Thomas Duquette of Wilbraham MA and his wife Cate, her seven grandchildren Laura Warne, Andrew Burkett, Joseph Burkett, MonaLisa Burkett, Marissa Duquette, Christina Duquette, and Thomas “Tad” Duquette, her four great-grandchildren Avery McDonald, Jesse Warne, Margot Warne, and Holly Warne, and many extended family.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Arthur in 2001, her sister Elaine Carlson, her sister Barbara Goulet and her brother-in-law and wonderful companion Elzear “Junior” Duquette.
Calling hours are on Thursday June 9, 2022 from 4-7pm in Forastiere Smith Funeral & Cremation, 220 N Main St., East Longmeadow. Her funeral is on Friday June 10, 2022, starting at 9:45am in the funeral home. Followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11am in Holy Cross Church, 221 Plumtree Rd, Springfield. Burial at St. Aloysius Cemetery, Springfield.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Lucille’s name to Holy Cross Church, 221 Plumtree Rd., Springfield MA 01118. To leave an online condolence, visit www.forastiere.com.