We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at desGroseilliers Funeral Home and Cremation Care
Michael Andrew Ducharme “Stonetree, Keeper of the Sacred Stones,” 77, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022 in Newark, VT. Michael was born in Hardwick, VT to Albert and Claire (LeBlanc) Ducharme on September 28, 1944, the 3rd oldest of 16 children.
Michael was known for his expertise on a wide range of topics and talents in many areas and will be remembered as a “teacher.” His love of rocks turned into a talent for building beautiful and creative stone walls, walkways, and labyrinths. Michael was a logger, a landscaper, and his skill set also included electrical, plumbing, carpentry, mechanics, and just about anything that was needed. He was also an honorary member of the Dowsers Society of Danville and he enjoyed participating in the annual Dowsers Society gathering. Michael’s early career paths included working for Vermont Castings and General Electric. Michael was a member of the Clan of the Hawk tribe and lived for many years on the reservation in Evansville, VT.
Michael is predeceased by his parents, Albert and Claire Ducharme, his brother Albert Ducharme, and partner Marion Peduzzi. He is survived by his 5 children; Peter and Tessa Ducharme of Walden, VT, Thomas and Kathy Ducharme of Monroe, NH, Patrick and Cheryl Ducharme of Hardwick, VT, Melissa and Alfred Anair of Walden, VT, Michelle and Dennis Rich of Hardwick, VT as well as former spouse, Madeline Molleur of Greensboro Bend, VT. Michael also leaves 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 14 brothers and sisters, many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews, cousins, and so many friends.
Calling hours will be held from 4-6pm on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at the desGroseilliers Funeral Home, 97 Church Street, Hardwick.
The family will host a Celebration of Life on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at the Cabot Recreation Field at 12pm. If it is rainy, the location will be changed to the Cabot Memorial Building (Town Hall). Share online condolences and memories with the family at dgfunerals.com.