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Barbara M. (Zilka) Duchemin

December 3, 1951 September 19, 2018
Barbara M. (Zilka) Duchemin
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Obituary for Barbara M. (Zilka) Duchemin

Barbara M. Duchemin, 66, of Haverhill, passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Holy Family Hospital, Methuen.

She was born in Little Falls, MN, on December 3, 1951, the daughter of the late Louis and Doreen (Adamski) Zilka.

Barbara served for a brief period of time in the U.S. Army before settling in Haverhill and starting a family with her late husband, Joseph T. Duchemin. She worked many years at Vernon Plastics in Ward Hill, where she would often share many fond memories of. She was an avid reader, enjoyed rides to the nearby beaches and taking trips up to the White Mountains. She also loved to reminisce and tell stories about her days of growing up on her family’s farm. She played a vital role of raising three of her grandson’s: Christopher and Dylan as well as Andrew’s early years.

She is survived by her children, Robert J. Duchemin of Fall River, Chad J. and his wife Jennifer Duchemin of Bradford, and Catherine J. Plunkett and her husband Robert of Goffstown, NH. Her siblings, Lawrence “Butch” (Carolina) Zilka of Moxee, WA, Daniel (Rhonda) Zilka of Randall, MN, Bernadine Leikvoll of Little Falls, MN, Anita (Jim) Eggerth of Grey Eagle, MN, and, Janet Mudge of Bemidji, MN. Her grandchildren, Christopher and Dylan Nowell, Katie Plunkett, Logan, Andrew and Ryan Duchemin. She also leaves behind former son-in-law, Charles Nowell of Haverhill, whom she remained very close with.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her visitation on Wednesday, September 26, from 4:00-4:45 PM at the H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St. Haverhill, followed by a memorial service at 5:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60611. (www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org)

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Visitation

Wednesday

26

Sep

4:00 PM 9/26/2018 4:00:00 PM - 4:45 PM 9/26/2018 4:45:00 PM
H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home - Haverhill

106 Summer Street
Haverhill, MA 01830

H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home - Haverhill
106 Summer Street Haverhill 01830 MA
United States

Service

Wednesday

26

Sep

5:00 PM 9/26/2018 5:00:00 PM
H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home - Haverhill

106 Summer Street
Haverhill, MA 01830

H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home - Haverhill
106 Summer Street Haverhill 01830 MA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

230 East Ohio St.
Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60611
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