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Kenneth William Dukette
February 6, 1944 ~ June 18, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Kenneth William Dukette, age 79, passed peacefully, on Sunday, June 18, 2023, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington.
Kenny was born in Salisbury on February 6, 1944. He was the son of Leonard and Lena (Clark) Dukette. He grew up in Salisbury where he received his early education and afterwards attended Middlebury High School. He had done farm work in his earlier years. He began his working career at White Pigment in Florence. He later worked as an equipment operator for the Town of Salisbury and then for Harold Conant. He was forced to retire due to failing eyesight in 1992. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and 4 wheeling. He especially enjoyed going to lawn sales with his daughter; Tina.
He is survived by his guardian and former wife; Crystal Sears, 4 sons; Jamie Allen (Dukette) Steven Sears, Shawn Sears, and Jason Dukette, 1 daughter; Brenda Dukette and 2 sisters; Elaine McLaren and Diane Euber. 10 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive him. He was predeceased by his parents, a daughter; Tina Lena Dukette, a son; Willy Dukette and 2 sisters; Barbara Delahant and Bertha Counter and a grandson; Michael Sears.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2023, at 12 noon, at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon. A private graveside committal service and burial will take place, at a later date, in Brookside Cemetery in Leicester.
Friends may pay their respects at the funeral home on Thursday, June 29, from 11 AM until service time at 12 noon.
Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in his memory to; American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 199 Water Street, 11 th. Floor, New York, New York 10038.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.