On Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Richard E. Ducharme Sr. passed away peacefully at Morton Hospital with his devoted wife Marsha J. (Cevada) by his side. He was 75 years old. Richard and Marsha were married for 52 years.
He was the son of the late Emery A. and Anne M. (Donavan) Ducharme. Richard was born in Taunton and was a class of 1962 graduate of Taunton High. After high school, he attended Rhode Island Radio and Electronics School and Bryant University. He was employed at Raytheon before becoming the owner and operator of Duke’s Trucking Co. He also partook in many real estate ventures throughout his adult life.
He leaves behind his wife Marsha, his two children Richard E. Ducharme Jr. and his wife Erin of Berkley and Melissa J. (Ducharme) Blaser and her husband George of North Dighton, and his cherished grandchildren Avery, George V, and Quincy Blaser. He also leaves his two sisters Claire Travers of East Taunton and Deanne Brehaut of Lakeville and his sister-in-law Joan Ducharme of Taunton.
He was predeceased by his brother Donald Ducharme and sister Pauline and husband George Lindquist of Brockton and brother-in-law Herbert Brehaut of Lakeville. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Richard and Marsha delighted in many cruises and vacations with their family. Richard enjoyed playing cards and visiting the casino. He especially cherished holiday celebrations and family get-togethers.
Richard was a quiet, gentle man who always put the needs of others before his own. He never had the right tool, but always got the job done. Richard will always be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be forever missed.
A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 11am in St. Joseph Cemetery, Taunton. Family and friends are invited to attend directly to the cemetery.
Calling Hours for Mr. Ducharme will be held on Friday, September 18, 2020 from 4pm-7pm in the Crapo Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Avenue, Taunton.
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