Dorothy Ducharme

Obituary of Dorothy Ducharme

Dorothy “Pat” Harris Ducharme, 79, of Eastford, CT, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2020 at Hartford Hospital, following a four month battle with cancer. She was born January 21, 1941, daughter of Dr. Marshall and Georgiana (Robinson) Walker.


Pat was a retired pediatric nurse at Day Kimball Hospital. She loved the outdoors and had a deep appreciation for animals and nature. She enjoyed farming, traveling, kayaking and camping with her dog. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends and pets.


She was predeceased by two former husbands Richard Harris, Jr. and George Ducharme.


She leaves behind her brother Robert Walker of Maine, four children Diana Lee Bowen (Stephen) of Eastford, CT; Suzan Riehl (Kevin) of Ballston Spa, NY; Laura Helfrich (Gary) of Mainesburg, PA and Richard Harris of Eastford, CT, seven grandchildren Jonathan (Carriel), Melissa (Sean), Bryan, Heidi (Carl), William (Kristen), Jennifer, Annastasia (Marshall) and three great grandchildren Madison, Noah and Caleb. Her best canine friend Swiffer and four goats.


There will be a celebration of her life at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in her memory to The American Cancer Society, 825 Brook Street, I-91 Tech Ctr, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3045 or The Eastford Independent Fire Dept., PO Box 333, Eastford, CT 06242. Share a memory at

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