SOUTHPORT — Joseph Edmond Duquette III, 76, passed away Friday, July 31, 2020, at Dosher Memorial Hospital. Joseph was born Feb. 12, 1944, in Elkhart, Indiana, to the late Joseph Edmond Duquette Jr. and Arlene Arthur Duquette.
Mr. Duquette proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era. After moving to Southport in 1999, Joseph continued to serve others by volunteering at Dosher Memorial Hospital and aboard the USS North Carolina.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus 3rd and 4th degree at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was a member of the Master Board for South Harbour Village and president of the Golf Villas Board for South Harbour Village. Joseph taught Latin at Brunswick Community College and served as the early morning desk clerk at the aquatic center. His friends will miss seeing him at his “office” at Port City Java, and he will be dearly missed by his family.
In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Duquette; three sons, Don (Joan) Duquette, Mike Duquette and Robert (Carlie) Duquette; and two brothers, four sisters, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass for Mr. Duquette will be held at noon, Thursday, August 6, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Southport, with burial to follow in Cape Fear Memorial Park. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, seating will be restricted at the church. To reserve a space, please access the church’s online portal or call 910-457-6173 for assistance.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Share online condolences with the family at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service.