Dr. Armand A. Duclos

Dr. Armand A. “Deke” Duclos, 92, formerly of Bedford and Manchester, passed away early Sunday morning, June 9, 2019 at Care One of Concord, MA after a period of declining health.

A native of Nashua, Dr. Duclos was born on July 28, 1926, son of the late Albert O. and Sylvia (Desmarais) Duclos. Deke was a graduate of Nashua High School Class of 1944 and served with the Navy near the end of World War II. After the war, he attended Saint Anselm College and graduated from the Massachusetts College of Optometry.

Dr. Duclos established his optometry practice in Manchester and also had an office in Jaffrey for many years, until his retirement.

In his younger days, Deke enjoyed skiing, and was an excellent skater. He was an avid sports fan, closely following all the Boston teams. He especially loved socializing with old and new friends, and spending time with his loved ones. In later years, he enjoyed traveling with his wife on short trips around New England.

Dr. Duclos was a communicant of St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Bedford and previously of St. Catherine Parish in Manchester.

Deke was predeceased by his wife, Denise L. (Cardin) Duclos, whom he married on June 14, 1952. They shared 58 years together until her passing in 2010.

Members of his family include his children, Laure Murray and her husband Charles of Mechanicville, NY, Susan Bowler and her husband Edward of Boxborough, MA, Paul Duclos and his wife Heather of Canoga Park, CA, Mary “Mimi” Fisher and her fiancé Gabe Guglielmo of Midlothian, VA and Lise Malone and her husband Michael of Bridgewater, MA, his grandchildren, Lynn Dombrowski and her husband Henry, Kristen Murray and her fiancé Brendan Nelligan, Michael Bowler and his wife Kate, Kathryn Dargin and her husband Michael, Brian Bowler, Nathan Duclos and his wife Laura, Matthew Duclos and his wife Aubrey, Michelle Duclos and her husband Chris Bradshaw, Kelsey Fisher, Rachel Fisher, Luke Malone, and Jack Malone, as well as five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother Raymond Duclos and granddaughter Hannah Rose Malone.

Calling hours will be held at the FARWELL FUNERAL HOME, 18 Lock Street, Nashua on Thursday evening, June 13th from 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 190 Meetinghouse Road in Bedford, NH, Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. Friends are invited to attend. Interment will take place at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Deke’s memory to ALS Association Northern New England Chapter, The Concord Center, 10 Ferry Street, Suite 438, Concord, NH 03301. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE. (603) 882-0591. www.farwellfuneralservice.com