Francis H. “Duke” Duquette, 72, of Wilson Avenue, Rumford passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the husband of the late Sharon (Powers) Duquette. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Lester and Virginia (DeLomba) Duquette. Duke was an Industrial Painter for over 30 years before he retired. He was a member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 11. He leaves one daughter, Karalyn Duquette of San Antonio, Texas, one son, Robert Duquette of Rumford, four brothers, Eugene, Charles, Lester and William Duquette and one sister, Marjorie Gagnier. His funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10:00 AM in the Redwood Chapel at Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence. Calling hours are respectfully omitted. Arrangements by the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904.