Roger R. Ducharme Korean War Vet; of Westford, MA

5552 DucharmeMr. Roger R. Ducharme, 82, a longtime resident of Westford, MA died Friday afternoon, June 12, 2015 at Lowell General Hospital in Lowell, MA.

He was married to Mrs. Rachael M. (Vail) Ducharme with whom he would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on October 16, 2015.

Roger was the son of the late Joseph and Bertha Ducharme.  He was a graduate of Lowell High School with the class of 1951.  He attended Lowell Textile School.

He served with the U.S. Army during Korean War and was honorably discharged.

Roger owned and operated Duval Machinery of Westford, MA, and retired from Piconics of Tyngsboro, MA.

He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in N. Chelmsford, MA and St. Catherine Church in Westford, MA.

He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus.  He enjoyed fishing and building model airplanes, but most of all Roger loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons and their wives, Roger P. and Rosemary Ducharme of Lexington, MA, and David and Lynne Ducharme of St. Louis, MO, a daughter, Jenny Brown of Groton, MA, two brothers, Joseph and Marge Ducharme of Springfield, MA and Robert and Rosalie Ducharme of Pelham, NH, and three grandchildren, Andrew Ducharme, and Sarah and Jake Brown.  Roger is also survived by many nieces and nephews as well as several close friends.

Funeral Tues. at 8AM from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9AM at St. John the Evangelist Church in N. Chelmsford, MA. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Westford. Memorials may be made in his name to the Westford Ambulance Fund, PO Box 197, Westford, MA 0197-01886. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at

3 Condolences for Roger R. Ducharme Korean War Vet; of Westford, MA

    Nancy Sherman Walsh

    Dear Rachel and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I only met Roger a few times but found him
    always a kind, pleasant, gentle man. I’m sure you know how fortunate you
    were to have him and I hope you know how fortunate he was to have all of



    The Boyce Family

    Dear Rachael and Family,

    We are so saddened by the loss of Pep. He was such a sweet,kind and loving man. Wish we were closer to give you all a HUGE hug. Celebrate his life and know that his spirit lives in each of you always.

    Love and Prayers,
    The Boyce Family


    Tosh Sano

    Roger was my manager in Tyngsboro when I took a summer job as a college student in the early 1990s. He taught me many things and I especially remember how he conducted himself in a composed and professional manner even in difficult situations. I saw how he earned the respect of others and I’ve tried to act in the same way through my own career. I’m very sad to learn of his passing and am grateful he was part of my life.


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