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Obituary for Donna Marcotte Durocher

Donna Marcotte Durocher, 82, of Barton, died laughing, on November 8, 2023. She had been afflicted with laughter for many years.

She now resides in the midst of a host of angels and in the light of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was a professed “prayer warrior” and was tireless in her avocation.

She was born on April 17, 1941, to Gordon and Rena Marcotte, in Morristown, New Jersey. She moved with the family to Barton in April 1948. She attended area schools including the one-room Heath School. She graduated from Lyndon Institute in 1959. She studied Spanish at Sacred Heart.

While a passenger, she was seriously injured in a car accident by a drunken driver. She fought the resultant threat to her mobility for the rest of her life, with considerable success. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Fine Arts in 1964. She acted and directed in Summer Stock and joined an acting troupe touring Mexico. She possessed an enduring love of acting, singing and playing guitar. Despite her afflictions she was always cheerful. She sang professionally in nightclubs on the East Coast and Canada. (picture is from that era)
She took a Masters Degree in Counseling from Boston College. She practiced Counseling in the Boston area and Vermont until her retirement. She married Mitch Durocher, a high school friend. They were married for 26 years until his death in 2016.

She was predeceased by her parents and a brother, Bradley Marcotte. She is survived by her brothers, Stuart and wife, Margaret Marcotte of Indian Harbor Beach, Florida, Gary and wife, Rebecca Marcotte, of Orleans and Brad’s widow, Micheline Marcotte of Fenton, Missouri, and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

She appreciated an incredible support system of friends in both her church affiliations as well as the greater community over the past years. Without an ability to name them all, she enjoyed special affection for Bernadette Williams, Patsy Tompkins, Donna Brown- Perry with her husband Anthony Perry, as well as Lauri Terhune.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at a later date at the convenience of her family. She will be interred in the family plot in the North Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any charity of one’s choice.