December 1, 1921 - January 31, 2020
Mrs. Louise H. Ducharme, 98, of Lee, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 31, 2020. Born in Pittsfield, MA, on December 1, 1921, the daughter of the late Thomas and Ella Grogan Hartigan, she was a 1940 graduate of St. Joseph High School. Louise was a Registered Nurse in her early career, a homemaker who raised seven children, and later worked in retail sales at Randy Paul Jewelers in Lenox and telephone sales for the Sears retail store in Pittsfield. She enjoyed outings with her children and extended family, particularly summertime visits to the Hartigan’s cottage on Quechee Lake. Louise loved music, singing and playing piano as a form of relaxation, and able to play old-time classics and complex pieces from memory. She also enjoyed reading the daily Berkshire Eagle “front to back” and would solve the daily Jumble in record time. In her adult years Louise studied painting, creating some memorable art works in the forms of sketches, oil and acrylic paints, and watercolor. She knitted, sewed, and crocheted many, many articles of clothing for her kids, extended family, and friends over her lifetime. Louise leaves behind her children, Anne Flood, Christine Killeen, Barbara Ducharme, Patricia MacDowell, Judith Woolley, Joseph Ducharme Jr., and Sheila Ducharme.. She also leaves behind her dear grandchildren, Michael Flood, Callie Curie, Samantha Flood, Kelly Killeen, Michele Killeen, Kimberly Killeen, Nicole Choquette, Ryan MacDowell, Lindsay Dupuis, Emma Ducharme and Haley Ducharme as well as eight great grandchildren. Louise was predeceased by her siblings, William Hartigan, Mary Hartigan, Gertrude LaPlante and Helen Healey. Funeral Notice: Calling hours for Mrs. Louise Ducharme will be held at the Dwyer Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 1 to 4 p.m. Burial will be at a later date at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, New Lebanon, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Mary’s School, Lee, MA or to the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA, in care of the Dwyer Funeral Home, 776 North St., Pittsfield, MA 01201. DONATIONS CANNOT BE MADE ONLINE, but may be made through the Dwyer Funeral Home.
Mrs. Louise H. Ducharme, 98, of Lee, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 31, 2020. Born in Pittsfield, MA, on December 1, 1921, the daughter of the late Thomas and Ella Grogan Hartigan, she was a 1940 graduate of St. Joseph High... View Obituary & Service Information
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