Nelson “Nussie” Duguay

Published: 1/30/2019 3:44:57 PM

ATHOL — Nelson "Nussie" Duguay, 81, of Athol, passed away Monday, January 28th in Quabbin Valley Healthcare, Athol.

Nelson was born on November 20, 1937 in Athol to the late Hyacinthe Duguay and the late Anna (Savoy) Duguay. He grew up in Athol and graduated from Athol High School. He was a machinist at the L. S. Starrett Tool Company until his retirement. Nussie enjoyed fishing with his buddies, music, he played the drums in the band Nutones, he was a part of the CB Club and also enjoyed horseshoes, softball and archery. One of his greatest joys was feeding the Bald Eagle over at Lake Mattawa.

He leaves his wife of 56 years, Kathleen M. (Yonker) Duguay, of Athol; two daughters, Susan Laford and her husband, Derek, of South Deerfield, Shelley Ploof and her husband, Dana, of New Salem; one grandchild, Kylie Laford; four sisters, Marie Songer, Jeannette Capone, Lorinda Holmes, Edna Mallet; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers John, Edwin "Smokey," Richard, Wilbert and Leonard; and two sisters, Laura Duguay and Margurite Duguay.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. at the Franco American National Club, 592 South St., Athol.

Memorial donations may be made to the Athol Bird & Nature Club, 100 Main St., Athol, MA 01331.

To leave an online condolence, please visit Mack Family Funeral Homes - Higgins O'Connor Chapel, 146 Main St., Athol, is assisting with arrangements.

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