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Danielle Dole (Bricky) Duquette
Colchester - Danielle Dole (Bricky) Duquette passed away at her home in Colchester, Vermont on Sunday, May 6, 2018. Bricky was born on March 25, 1939 in Burlington, Vermont. Bricky's Dad called her Bricky because of her beautiful brick red hair. Bricky was the daughter of Alice and Daniel Dole. Bricky grew up in Burlington, Vermont and graduated from Cathedral High School in 1957. She attended the University of Vermont and graduated in 1961. In September of 1961, Bricky and Ron Duquette were married at the Cathedral Church in Burlington. Shortly after getting married, her husband Ron was drafted into the Army and after training he was stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Ron found housing off base and Bricky joined him. Bricky got a job working as a Dietician at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY. In 1963, Ron completed his service in the Army and they headed to Lexington where Ron attended the University of Kentucky. Bricky worked at the University where she was the Head of Food Services at the University of Kentucky's Student Center. During their time in Kentucky, Bricky and Ron belonged to the Sports Car Club of America. They had a ball together car racing and participating in many Gymkhanas and Rallys. Bricky was a very competitive driver and won many first place trophies. After Ron graduated, Bricky and Ron moved back home to Vermont, where they lived in Essex for 40 years. In November of 1969, their daughter Angela was born. Bricky loved being a Mom. She quickly became involved in volunteer work in the schools and in the community. Bricky also loved to play in multiple bridge groups with her fun loving friends. Bricky was one of the originators who started the Essex Bridge Group. She also played in the Catholic Daughters Bridge Group. Bricky was a member of the General Federation of Women's Club (GFWC) where she held multiple offices including becoming the GFWC President of Vermont, and later becoming the GFWC New England Region President. Bricky was very proud to be part of the GFWC as this Women's Club has supported numerous volunteer organizations around the world. In recent times, Bricky served as the Budget Chairperson for the GFWC of Vermont. She was also involved with the Sarasota, FL Women's Club where she was on the Scholarship Committee.
Bricky was a member of the Fanny Allen Auxiliary and is also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Bricky leaves behind her husband Ron, her daughter Angela, her Son-In-Law, Bob, and her granddaughter Delaney, the light of her life. Bricky loved and cherished her family so very much. She enjoyed making memories with them at her Camp, Sarasota, in their travels, and home in Vermont. Prior to her passing, Bricky was in the hospital for two and a half weeks. She was cared for by the wonderful staff at the University of Vermont Medical Center. They were truly Angels taking care of her. The family also thanks the wonderful support from the VNA nurses. Bricky loved her friends and family. She celebrated life each and every day. Her vibrant smile will truly be missed. Her beautiful energy was contagious and much to be celebrated. As a Wife, Mom, Nana, Mother-In-Law, Family Member, and Friend, Bricky's cherished spirit will continue to be celebrated within us forever.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, May 20, from 5:00-8:00 at Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, located on 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Junction, Vermont.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, May 21, at 11:00 at St. Pius X Church in Essex Center, with burial to follow at Lake View Cemetery in Burlington.
In lieu of flowers you may consider donations to the following agencies: The American Cancer Society , St. Jude's Hospital, The Shriner's Hospital for Children , The Visiting Nurses Association, and The University of Vermont's Medical Center's Cancer Research Center.