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1933 Donald 2017

Donald Rae Duchano

September 25, 1933 — November 17, 2017

Melvin Village-Donald Rae Duchano, 84 died Nov. 17, 2017 at his home in Melvin Village.   Born in Wolfeboro September 25, 1933 son of the late Oscar J. and Doris (Pratt) Duchano, he was a life-long resident of the area.   Don served his country with United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a graduate of Wentworth Institute.  For many years he worked as a self-employed builder/developer, owner/partner of Duchano Williams Realty, TDF Corporation, The Windrifter Resort and the Wolfeboro Yacht Club.   Don was a parishioner of St Katharine Drexel Church in Alton, a long time Mason with Morning Star Lodge in Wolfeboro, a Shriner, a long-time member of the Lions Club. Don was an avid hunter and enjoyed golf, sing-alongs and playing banjo. Don was a devoted family man and a good-humored friend to all.   Don was pre-deceased by son Donald Duchano, brother Norman Duchano, sisters Beatrice Anderson, and Irene Gregoire.   He is survived by his devoted companion Elizabeth “Betty” Davie, daughter Helen Lineham of Newmarket, son William and his wife Ellen Duchano of Rochester, NY, daughter Karen and her husband Mark Muscarello of South Berwick, ME, brother Robert Duchano of Wolfeboro,  sister Theresa Glidden of New Durham, 8 grandchildren Michael Erdbrink, David Lineham, Sarah Duchano, Benjamin Duchano, Donald Muscarello, Briana Muscarello, Chris Mars, Justin Mars and a very special great granddaughter Leah Wilson-Mars.   A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00, Friday, December 1, 2017 at St Katharine Drexel Church in Alton. Burial with a Masonic Service will be in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in the Spring.   The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Wolfeboro is assisting the family with the arrangements.   In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to the Tuftonboro Fire Department. Please share your messages, stories, or leave a short note and sign an online guest book at
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