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Norman “Pete” Duhart
June 20, 1929 – April 6, 2011


Norman “Pete” Duhart, 81, passed away on April 6, 2011 at home in Mehama, Oregon, surrounded by his family.  Born on June 20, 1929 to the late Joseph Edward Duhart and Octavia Castonguay Duhart, Pete spent most of his youth between Worchester, Massachusetts and Hartford, Connecticut.  As an adult, he lived with his wife Vivian Trahan Duhart and children in Somers, Connecticut for 26 years before moving to Vivian’s childhood home in Oregon in 1992.

Pete’s career included serving 18 months in the US Army and a year working for the Veteran’s Administration.  He retired as a Cost Accountant for Combustion Engineering, Windsor, Connecticut, in 1985.

Pete was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed baseball, basketball, golf and bowling.  Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and Portland Trailblazers were among his favorite teams.   In his spare time, Pete played pedal steel guitar in various local country-western bands and created “Vi-Kel Recording Studios” in his home, producing and recording his own music albums.

He is survived by his wife Vivian; sister Isabel Duhart of Newington, Connecticut; brother Joseph Duhart of Reno, Nevada; daughter Lynn Watts of Sarasota, Florida; daughter Kelly Bruce and her husband Tom Bruce of Salem, Oregon, and son Joe Duhart and his wife Beth Duhart of Salem, Oregon, along with six grandchildren: Matt Voisine and his wife Claire Voisine of  Los Angeles, California; Justin Chaparro, Sarah Duhart, Abbi Duhart, and Hannah Duhart all of Salem, Oregon.

A private family celebration of life will be held in June. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Odyssey VistaCare Hospice Foundation, on behalf of Norman “Pete” Duhart 1929-2011(Mehama, Oregon). Odyssey VistaCare Hospice Foundation, 717 N. Harwood, Suite 1500, Dallas, TX  75201. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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