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Roland J. Ducharme

May 13, 2023

Roland Ducharme Obituary

Woonsocket - Roland J. Ducharme, 83, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at home. He was the companion of the late Shirley Hawkins for 32 years.  

Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Rustand and Mary Louise “Daisy” (St. Sauveur) Ducharme. 

He was a United States Army Veteran. 

Roland was a lifetime member of the Cercle Laurier and the Italian Workingmen’s Club. He worked as a Pipe fitter for General Dynamics. He was also an instructor at Walpole prison in the license plate shop. 

He was a history buff and avid reader. He also liked to do crossword puzzles. He loved to eat, especially Sunday dinner at his niece Michelle’s house with family. 

He is survived by his step daughter, Rhonda Hawkins of ME and one step son, Ronald Hawkins of Woonsocket. Four sisters, Lorraine Brouillard of Woonsocket, Margaret Mann of Woonsocket, Patricia Simmons of Chepachet, and Carol Bellrose of Woonsocket. Two brothers, Laurent “Larry”Ducharme of Woonsocket. Four step grandchildren and two great step grandchildren. And several nieces and nephews. 

He was also the brother of the late Richard, Ronald, and Gerald Ducharme. 

His Funeral Services are private. The S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home 1583 Diamond Hill Rd. Woonsocket, RI 02895 is in charge of the arrangements. Donations to the Wounded Warrior Project in Roland’s memory would be appreciated.

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