Lois Marston Duquette, 68, Old Orchard Beach, Maine passed away on October 3rd, 2017 with her family at her side at Maine Medical Center Portland Maine, due to a cerebral aneurysm. She was born in Saco on July 27, 1949 to Llewellyn Marston and Hazel Mahoney. Her parents passed away when she was young, and she was raised by Charles and Dorothy Roy of Old Orchard Beach.
She attended local schools and graduated from Old Orchard Beach High School Class of 1967. She received her accounting degree from Andover College and was employed by HP Hood and Sons in Portland Maine until 1977.
In 1973 she joined the Old Orchard Beach Rescue Unit, where she met her future husband Ralph W. Duquette. They were married June 7, 1975 at Saint Margaret’s Church in Old Orchard Beach.
In 1982 she got her hairdressing license and opened Heritage Creations Beauty Salon for many years. In 1989 along with her husband they founded the Old Orchard Beach Sun Times, a local weekly newspaper. After selling the newspaper she was employed by Davids Sub Shop in Old Orchard Beach.
She is survived by three children, William Duquette and Gigi Duquette, of Saco, Maine, Nicholas and Ekaterina Duquette of Fort Mill, South Carolina, and Heather and Dan Casoria of Waterville, Maine.
Her brothers-in-law Robert and Kathy Duquette of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, and Richard and Susan Duquette of Saco, Maine.
She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Emmanuel Francis Duquette, Annabella Jeanne Duquette, Andrew Nannery Duquette all of Saco, Maine, and Evan Daniel Duquette and Vivienne Lorraine Duquette Both of Fort Mill, South Carolina. She also leaves behind her faithful service dog, Dexter.
Visiting hours will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, October 6, 2017 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford. Graveside Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Biddeford In lieu of flowers, she requests memorial donations be made to a fund for autism support in the name of her grandson Emmanuel Francis Duquette at Saco & Biddeford Savings Bank, 2 Portland Ave, Old Orchard Beach, Maine, 04064. To share condolences on line, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.
Charitable donations may be made to:
Autism Support for Emmanuel Duquette c/o Saco & Biddeford Savings
2 Portland Ave., Old Orchard Beach ME 04064