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Priscilla Ann 'Pat' Duchaine

BESSEMER, Mich. — Priscilla Ann “Pat” Duchaine, 85, formerly of Bessemer, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022.

Priscilla was born on Feb. 10, 1937, in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, the daughter of Henry Theodore and Marilee (Card) Boynton.

On March 3, 1956, Pat was united in marriage to Robert H. Duchaine.

They celebrated more than 65 years of marriage before his passing on Nov. 17, 2021.  

Pat is survived by a son, Ted, of Nebraska; a daughter, Cheryl Thorpe, Rhinelander; six cherished grandchildren; nine precious great-grandchildren; a brother, Jim Boynton; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her beloved husband, Robert, she was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Anne, in 1961; and a granddaughter, Danica.

Cremation will take place, and a private funeral service will be held.

Interment will take place at the Watersmeet Township Cemetery.

Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield, is assisting the family with their arrangements. To send online condolences please go to