Clockwise from bottom left, E. J. Booth, Dr. Oakey, Mr. Murray (from Utica), Billy Duquette. Winners of the 1927 Paterson Medal in Curling. Adirondack Daily Enterprise, July 31, 1999 Born: June 24, 1886 in Huntington, Quebec

Died: November 11, 1968

Married: Catherine LeBeau

Children: John J. Duquette, William F. Duquette Jr., Mrs. Al (Rita) Hadjo, Mrs. Howard (Shirley) McGill, and Mrs. Camilo (Eleanor) Vitullo

William Duquette was an electric contractor and a hockey player. He was the father of John J. Duquette


Adirondack Daily Enterprise, November 12, 1968

William F. Duquette, of 14 Marshall Street, Saranac Lake, died Monday evening at Saranac Lake General Hospital at the age of 82.

Mr. Duquette came to Saranac Lake in 1906 to play hockey and later was a referee in one of the 1932 Olympics games.

He was an electric contractor and had operated the Saranac Lake Electric Company with Leon Kingman. He did the wiring in the Harrietstown Town Hall, Will Rogers Hospital, and the former Trudeau Sanatorium when it was taken over by the AMA.

He was a member of the Saranac Lake Fire Department and the Saranac Lake Elks Club.

Mr. Duquette was born June 24, 1886 in Huntington, Quebec, a son of John and Emma Beau-din Duquette.

Survivors are his wife, the former Catherine LeBeau, to whom he had been married for 53 years; two sons, John J. of Saranac Lake and William Jr. of California; three daughters, Mrs. Al (Rita) Hadjo and Mrs. Howard (Shirley) McGill of Saranac Lake and Mrs. Camilo (Eleanor) Vitullo of Burlington, N.J.; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Fortune Funeral Home beginning Wednesday. An Elks service will be held at 8 p. m. Thursday and a Rosary service at 8:30. A Roman Catholic Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a. m. Friday morning at the Saranac Lake Methodist Church. Burial will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery.