Elaine V. Dukett, age 90, of Cassville, formerly of Connecticut, passed away on Friday, May 25, 2018, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, rural Lancaster, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 17, 1927, in Princeton, Maine, the daughter of George William and Bertha Ellen (Bailey) Monk. Elaine graduated from Princeton High School in 1945, where she played basketball. She was employed at Pepsi, General Electric and UTC Hamilton Standard, where she retired after many years of employment. During her time in Connecticut, she was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Plainville, and was an avid fan of the UCONN Husky Girls Basketball. Elaine dedicated her life to raising and caring for her son, Donald, who preceded her in death on October 29, 2010. On May 25, 2015, Elaine relocated to Cassville, where she enjoyed watching the boats on the mighty Mississippi River and taking ferry rides. She was also a member of the River Valley Community Church in Cassville.
Survivors include her children, George Duncan, Betty Thibeault, Kathy (Roberto) Negron, Faith Varley, Michael Duncan, Steven Dukett, Wendy Fioravanti, Jerry (Karl Keicher) Dukett; a step-daughter, Charlene Kerr; a sister, Ruth Smith; former spouse, Sidney Dukett; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents and her beloved son, Donald, Elaine was preceded in death by her siblings, Grace, Junior, and Carolyn.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Elaine, along with Donald, will be buried in Princeton, Maine. In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials may be given in memory of Elaine to the River Valley Community Church, in Cassville, or Orchard Manor Nursing Home, Lancaster. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home and Crematory, in Cassville, is entrusted with her care.
Online condolences: www.martinschwartzfuneralhomes.com
When Tomorrow Starts Without Me
When tomorrow starts without me
Please try to understand
That an angel came and called my name
And took me by the hand.
The angel said my place was ready
In Heaven far above
And that I’d have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.
But when I walked through Heaven’s gates
I felt so much at home,
For God looked down and smiled at me
And told me, “Welcome Home.”
So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don’t think we’re far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I’m right there in your heart.