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In loving memory of our son,
Brian Lee Duquette

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PHOTOS OF BRIAN
BRIAN'S MEMORIAL
LETTERS ABOUT BRIAN
FROM FRIENDS
NEWS ABOUT THE CASE / TRIAL
UPDATE ON
KAREN & LEE
 
THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO ENJOY OUR SON'S LIFE! WE REALLY MISS HIM!

In loving memory of our son,
Brian Lee Duquette.

Scroll down to see Brian grow into a wonderful man
who deserved a longer time on this earth.

Some of the things Brian loved: his family, his dog China, friends, technology, dolphins, chess, history, shooting pool, science, Star Wars, astronomy, Stephen King, reading, fine restaurants and fancy foods, helping people, swimming, clothes, his backyard pool & hot tub area, and life in general.

Here are some of Brian's accomplishments: Earned the highest award possible in Scouts - The Arrow Of Light Award, soccer trophies, many reading certificates, almost always on the honor roll in school, many science fair awards, earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, a technology wiz, received a certificate signed by President Ronald Reagan for Outstanding Achievement, and he definitely made the world a better place for many people. Brian always did his best at everything. Brian was on the road to achieving all his dreams and success. Please read the letters people have written about Brian.

Brian's mom bought Brian a book called "There Is Greatness Within You, My Son" by Gary Morris

Here are only some of the highlights from that book that Karen knows applies to Brian:

"You're successful and intelligent, and there is no limit to where you can go or what you can do." "Good morals, a sense of humor, and a loving heart contribute to the wonderful man you are."

It is amazing how Mr. Gary Morris put in writing so many of the exact feelings we, as Brian's parents, feel applies to Brian in particular. I highly recommend this book for all mothers who have wonderful sons.

 Brian Lee Duquette one day old
 Brian Lee Duquette, one month old
Brian Lee Duquette, one month old
Brian - one day old, 6 lbs 13 oz 18-1/2 inches
Brian - one month old
Brian Lee Duquette,one month old
 Brian Lee Duquette gets christened
Brian and his Godmother, Aunt Donna Duquette
Brian laughs a lot
Brian gets christened - his Aunt Donna - August 3, 1969
Brian and his grandmother Josephine Duquette
Brian and his grandmother Josephine Duquette
Brian -4 months old
Brian Duquette (age 3 months) with his Grandmother, Josephine Duquette
4 months old in a play wig
Brian in the wig again
Brain Duquette age 7 months
Christmas 1969
Brian in the wig again
Brian crawling - age 7 months
Brian with his grandparents, cousins
& sister: Brian's 1st Christmas, 1969
Brian Lee Duquette age ONE
Brian Duquette and his rocking horse
Brian - the popsicle kid
Brian is one year old, June 1970
Faster, Faster, says Brian
Brian - the popsicle kid
Brian and his sister play outside
Brian and his sister play in the pool
Brian at Catskill Game Farm
June 8, 1970
June 8, 1970
June 20, 1970 - Brian and his mom
at Catskill Game Farm
Brian - almost 1 year old
Brian walking - 13 months old
Brian - October 1970
Can't a guy read in peace?
July 7, 1970 - 13 months old
Brian - liked to sit in boxes
Brian - Halloween 1970
Brian gets a warm greeting from his sisterL
Christmas 1970
Halloween 1970
- Mommy's little clown

Christmas 1970
- Listen to Big Sister

decorating the tree,
Christmas 1970
Brian Duquette  in the snow
Brain and Renee, easter 1971
Brian & Renee May 1971
Brian in the snow
Easter 1971 - two very happy faces
May 1971, Bristol, Connecticut
Brian Duquette 1971
Brian and his sister August 1971
Viking
August 1971 -
on the ferry boat to the
Statue of Libert
y
August 1971
Moved to Terryville, Connecticut
Brian Duquette age two
Brian & Renee - Sept. 1971
Brian - Christmas 1971 - age 2-1/2
Brian age 2 - Terryville, CT house
Brian & his sister
September 1971
Brian - Christmas 1971
- age 2-1/2
Christmas 1971
Brian - December 1971 - age 2-1/2
Brian Duquette's sexy smile
Christmas 1971
What a precious smile
Brian and his sexy smile
Brian's birthday, age 3
Brian & Renee Duquette
Brian, Renee, Lady Renee
Brian's birthday, age 3,
June 1972
A favorite photo of our two lovely children, June 1972
Brian, Renee,
& puppy Lady Renee
Brian and Princess
Christmas 1972
Great Grandman Hazel Duquette
Brian and Princess, 1972
Brian and Renee with dogs, Lady Renee & Princess, Christmas 1972
Brian and Renee with Great Grandma Hazel and cousin Lori, Christmas 1972
Brian and his sister, December 1972
Brian, Renee, Princess
Brian at the Los Angeles Zoo
December 1972
Renee, Brian, Princess &
the neighbors St. Bernard
March 1973, Brian on horse
at the Los Angeles Zoo
1973- Indio Festival in Calif
Brain and his mom at Knotts Berry Farm
Brain Duquette feeding a seal
1973- Indio Date Festival in California
March 1973, Karen & Brian
at Knotts Berry Farm in California
March 1973, Brian feeding a seal at Marineland in California
Brian at Universal Stuidios in California
Brian and his sexy smile
Halloween 1973
March 1973, Brian fat Universal Studios in California
Gifts from Mexico trip, 1973
Halloween 1973
Brian, Renee, and cousins Jolene & Danny Pethoud
November 1973
Brain Duquette November 1973
Brian, Renee, and cousins
Jolene & Danny Pethoud in California
November 1973 - back in Terryville
November 1973, Brian in a tree
Brian and his famiy, Christmas Eve 1973
Christmas, 1973
Brian loves lobsters
Brian and his family,
Christmas Eve 1973
Brian and his sister,
Christmas 1973
Brian loves lobster
Brian, Karen, Renee Duquette in snow
Brian Duquette is King of the Hill
March 1, 1974 - newspaper article with Brian's photo - cosutme party at Terryville Library - Bristol Press Photo by Phyllis Springer
Renee, Karen & Brian Duquette, Terryville, CT, January 1974
Brian is King of the Hill,
January 1974
March 1, 1974 - newspaper article with Brian's photo - costume party at Terryville Library - Bristol Press Photo by Phyllis Springer
Easter 1974

Easter 1974

 

Brian turns 5 years old

Easter goodies, 1974
Easter 1974 -
Brian looks up to his big sister
Brian & Renee decorate
their birthday cake
, 1974
Brian Lee Duquette - age 5
Brian Lee Duquette - age 5
Brian, his sister, and Aunt Lisa Duquette
Brian Duquette - age 5
Brian Duquette - age 5, 1974
Brian with his Aunt Lisa
and his sister Renee,
October 8, 1974
Guess who
Brian and Renee
Halloween 1974, Terryville CT
Now who can this be?
Did you guess right?
October, 1974, Terryville, CT
School play
school play 1974
Brian jumps in pool 1975
Brian in a Christmas play at school, 1974
Brian jumps in our backyard pool 1975
Brian
Brian works in the garden 1975
South of The Border
Brian with a big smile, as usual
Brian works in the garden
1975
Family Vacation to Florida in 1975
South of The Border
Circus World 1975
Circus World 1975
Kennedy Space Center
Family Vacation to Florida in 1975 - Circus World
Brian - a future astronaut maybe?

Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach

Silver Springs, Florida
Family Vacation to Florida in 1975 - Daytona Beach

Family Vacation to Florida in 1975 - Silver Springs

Brian - 1975 at Gatorland Zoo in Florida
Brian - 1975 at Gatorland Zoo in Florida
Brian gets ikissed by a bird at Disneyworld
Brian Duquette - 1975 at Gatorland Zoo in Florida
with a live turtle and a live snake.
Family Vacation to Florida in 1975
- Disney World
Brian playing guitar
Brian with fish at lake 1975
Brian getting his face painted
Brian and Danny Welch- Bristol, CT
Brian fishing at the lake 1975
Brian getting his face painted
at the Terryville Library
Brian in a kindergarten play
Kindgarten certificate
1975 Brian gets ready for Halloween
June 17, 1975, Brian in a school play
June 17, 1975, Brian's Kindergarten Certificate
1975 Brian gets ready for Halloween
Brian is Captain America
Thanksgiving 1975
Christmas 1975
Brian is Captain America, Halloween 1975
Thanksgiving 1975 and cousin Jill
  Christmas 1975,
Lee is Santa Claus on a real fire truck
Brian exercising 1976
Brian Duquette - 1976 - age 7
Easte r1976
Brian getting exercise
Brian Duquette - 1976
Easter 1976
Brian in a school play 1976
Brain watching a parade, 1976
Brian's birthday is only 2 days before
his sister Renee's birthday, so they always celebrated together. As young children, Renee's friends usually had a younger brother
who became Brian's friends,
so joint parties were so easy.
And Renee & Brian were always close
.
Brian in a school play, 1976

Brian watching the bicentennial parade, 1976

 
Brian Duquette
Brian's birthday cake 1977
Brian's birthday clown

1976 - Brian turns 7, Renee 9, birthday party at Burger King

Brian caught an eel
Briah caught a fish 1976
Brian and his bird Joe
Brian caught an eel at his grandfather's lake
Brian caught a fish 1976
Brian and his bird Joe
Readomg certofocate
Award for reading
Brian and Renee in Vermont, 1976
First Place Winner -
Most Books Read - 2nd Grade, August 1976
2nd Place Winner -
Widest Variety of Books Read - 2nd Gra
de
Brian & Renee in Vermont 1976
Brian at Halloween 1976
Brian and Santa Claus 1976
Christmas 1976
Halloween 1976- does anyone recognize the wig from Brian's baby photos????
Brian and Santa Claus
1976
 Christmas 1976,,
Lee is Santa Claus on a real fire truck
Brian Duquette's First Communion
Brian Duquette's First Communion
Fishing at the lake
Brian Duquette's First Communion - Immaculate Conception Church
- Terryville CT - May 1, 1977
June 19, 1977 fishing at the lake
Brian's 8th birthday, 1977
Brian's birthday friends
Brian's birthday
Brian's 8th birthday, 1977
Camp Wangum Newspaper Article
Camp Wangum cards
Camp Wangum cards
Brian's picture in the Newspaper at Camp Wangum and his participation cards
Brian and his cousin Tommy
Brian Duquette with his cousin Tommy
 
 
With his cousin Tommy,
August 1977
 
Terryville house
Moving day
Bye Bye CT Hello Tennessee
Bye Bye big beautiful house in Terryville, CT
 
August 1977 moved to Red Bank Tennessee, then to Ooltewah, Tennessee
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Brian Lee Duquette - age 8 - 1977
at Chattanooga Choo Choo August, 1977
Brian Duquette- December 1977
age 8-1/2
Christmas 1977
Brian jumping off the high dive
Lost Sea Caverns
Christmas 1977 - whose hand is on Brian's head ?
Brian jumping off the high dive
BRIAN AT LOST SEA CAVERNS,
April 1978
Brian and his family in Gatlinburg, TN
Carowinds, South Carolina
Carowinds, South Carolina
May 1978, in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Carowinds, South Carolina, 1978
Alabama Space Center
Alabama Space Center
1978 - Alabama Space Center
At Alabama Space Center
Opryland Tennessee
Brian on state at Opryland Theme Park
Brian - Opryland Theme Park -1978
Opryland May 1978
Brian - on stage at Opryland Theme Park, Nashville, Tennessee, May 1978
Brain and his family at Opryland
Brian in the doorway of our apartment in Red Bank
Brian's birthday cake 1978
Opryland May 1978
Brian in the doorway of our apartment
in Red Bank
Brian's birthday, 1978 - age 9
Brian's birthday games
Brian's brithday - BBQ
Brian's birthday mniature golf
Brian Lee Duquette's birthday, 1978 - age 9
Certificate of Recognition
Brian fishing and crabbing
Brian and his parents
Vacation Bible School
June 24, 1978
Brian fishing
Brian and his parents,
1978
Halloween 1978Brian - Halloween 1978
Brian and his family
Brian and his family
Halloween 1978 - Tennessee -
in costume made by his mom
Brian Duquette and his parents, December 1978
Christmas 1978
Brian kisses his sister
Soccer certificate - the Kicks
Christmas 1978, 4115 East Freedom Circle,
Ooltewah, Tennessee
A surprise kiss to his sister
May 22, 1979 soccer certificate
Brian Duquette - 1979 - Loretta Lynn's Dude Ranch
Brian Duquette - 1979 - Loretta Lynn's Dude Ranch
Brian Duquette - 1979 - Loretta Lynn's Dude Ranch
Brian Duquette and his mother - June 1979 - Loretta Lynn's Dude Ranch in Tennessee
Loretta Lynn's Dude Ranch
in Tennessee
Hayride at Loretta Lynn's Dude Ranch
Brian and his first soccer team
Brian and his soccer team
A hayride at Loretta Lynn's Dude Ranch in Tennessee
Brian and his soccer team -
The Stars
Brian and his soccer team
- The Kicks
Library certificate
Brian and his mother
Brian and his bird Maria
library certificate for reading 30 books June 8, 1979
Brian and his mom
Brian and his bird Maria
brian - Cub Scout at Red Bank Tennessee
Brian making his Pine Wood Derby car
the Pine Wood Derby track
Brian - Cub Scout at Red Bank Tennessee apartment
Lee supervises Brian
making pine wood derby car
the Pine Wood Derby track
Pine Wood Derby award
Brain is the narrator at Cub Scouts Blue & Gold Banquet
Clown at Cub Scout Blue & Gold Banquet
Brian receives second place in the
Pine Wood Derby
Brian is the narrator at the
Cub Scout's Blue & Gold Banquet
Brian and the clown at the
Cub Scout Blue & Gold Banquet
Cub Scouts Arrow of Light Ceremony
Cub Scouts Arrow of Light Ceremony
Cub Scouts Arrow of Light Ceremony
Brian at his Cub Scouts Arrow of Light Ceremony - Karen as Den Mother, gives Brian award.
Arrow of Light AwardArrow of Light award
Brian Lee Duquette age 9 - 1978
Clingman's Dome with Aunt Hazel Brink
Brian earns the Arrow of Light Award - Highest award in the Cub Scout Program
Brian Lee Duquette AGE 9-1/2
Clingman's Dome with Aunt Hazel Brink
Brian in a tree over a lake
Perfect Attendance Award
1978 in Tennessee
Brian in a tree at a lake - Renee and friends are the small dots in the water
Perfect Attendance Award from
Apison Elementary School,
June 8, 1979
Brian and his parents, 1978
Brian and Renee in Ooltewah kitchen
Brian and Renee
Tennessee House
Brian and Renee in the kitchen of the Ooltewah house
Our House in Ooltewah, Tennessee
Bye Bye Tennessee
June 1979- Summer 1981 Yacht Haven Trailer Park, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Brian - age 10 - 1979
Brian is Santa Claus in school play
February 1980, Brian with his dad and grandfather Duquette
Brian Duquette -
age 10 - 1979
Brian is Santa Claus in a school play, Christmas 1979
February 1980, Brian with his dad
and Grandfather Duquette
Raiders Team
Brian - a great soccer player
Brian Duquette with his soccer trophy
The Raiders Soccer Team
Brian - ready for action, April 1980
Brian with his soccer trophy -
The Raiders, April 1980
soccer certificate
Brian's mom gets a soccer plaque for being the soccer assistant
May 16, 1980, First Place Track & Fitness Award
Soccer Certificate, April 5, 1980
Brian's mom gets a soccer paper weight for serving as the official soccer mom
May 16, 1980, First Place
Track & Field Day Award
Brian gets another merit badge
Brian Lee Duquette - May 1980
Brian earns a Library Aide Certificate
May 1980, Merit Badge for Canoeing
Brian Lee Duquette - May 1980
Brian Duquette's certificate for working as a Library Aide at Edgewood Elementary School,
June 9, 1980
Brian Duquette has achieved the high standard of excellence in Scholarship
New River District Canoe Certificate for Brian Duquette
Brian's Physical Fitness Award
Brian has achieved the high standard of excellence in Scholarship at Edgewood Elementary School,
June 9, 1980
Brian Duquette receives
a canoe certificate
Physical Fitness Award
- June 1980
Brian with his grandparents, Violet & Everette Rasmussen
Brian with his grandparents dog, Lady
Brian eating crabs age 11
Brian with his grandparents,
Violet & Everette Rasmussen
Brian with his grandparents
dog, Lady
Brian and family eating crabs
that Brian caught
Brian's school photo 1980, age 11
Brian turns 11
Brian & Karen on All Our Money boat
Brian's school photo
1980, age 11
June 1980,
Brian turns 11 years old
Brian on a the White's boat,
summer 1980
Brian Duquette is certified as a Scout in South Florida
Brian Duquette earns a water ski badge
Brian Duquette - Halloween 1980
August 21, 1980,
Brian is certified as a Scout
in South Florida
August 21, 1980, Brian earns
his water skiing merit badge
Brian invents his own
Halloween costume 1980
Brian Duquette - Christmas 1980
Brian Duquette - Christmas 1980
Brian Duquette, 1981, age 12
Brian gets a fabric soccer ball made by Karen and fishing gear - Christmas 1980
Brian - always a great smile!
Brian Duquette
Brian Duquette's birthday 1981 age 12
Brian Duquette's birthday 1981 age 12
Brian Duquette's birthday 1981 age 12 - Yacht Haven Trailer Park - balloon fight
Brian Duquette's birthday 1981 age 12
Brian Duquette at Yacht Haven Trailer Park
Yellow Jackets soccer team
cooking hot dogs
Brian at Yacht Haven Trailer Park
Brian's soccer tem "Yellow Jackets".
His dad is the coach.
Brian Duquette's YMCA soccer patch
Brian Duquette - a great soccer player
Raiders soccer team 1980-1981
YMCA Youth Soccer patch
Brian Duquette, ready for action
as always
1981 Raiders,
Coach George Robbins
& Sharon Farley
Soccer certificate for Brian Duquette
Yacht Haven Sign
Another Soccer Certificate for Brian Duquette
Bye Bye Yacht Haven:
Brian Duquette and his family are off to live in Louisiana for one year
summer 1981 - summer 1982 - Brian, Renee, Lee & Karen lived in Sulphur Louisiana which is near the Texas border
Brian Duquette & his family at Louisiana state sign
Brian & Renee Duquette at Louisiana state sign
Brian Duquette with a large lobster
Brian and his family
WOW! What a large lobster
Brain Duquette and his grandparents at Texas border line
Brian Duquette and his sister Renee at the Texas borderline
Battleship Texas
Brian and his grandparents
Renee and Brian Duquette
The monument at Battleship Texas
Brian makes the Honor Roll
Honor Roll Certificate for Brian Duquette Honor Roll Certificate for Brian Duquette
Brian's name goes in the newspaper for being on the honor roll - periods 2 through 6 with each period being SIX weeks each
Honor Roll Certificate for
Brian Duquette
for the 2nd set of 6 weeks
Honor Roll Certificate for
Brian Duquette
for the 3rd set of 6 weeks
Honor Roll Certificate for Brian Duquette
Honor Roll Certificate for Brian Duquette Honor Roll Certificate for Brian Duquette
Honor Roll Certificate for Brian Duquette
for the 4th set of 6 weeks
Honor Roll Certificate for Brian Duquette
for the 5th set of 6 weeks
Honor Roll Certificate for Brian Duquette
for the 6th set of 6 weeks
Brian Duquette and his Grandfather Rasmussen catch crabs
eating crabs Brian caught
Brian Duquette with his bird and the dog, Lady
Brian and his
Grandfather Rasmussen
catch crabs for dinner
Eating crabs Brian caught, 1981
Brian with his bird and his
grandparents dog, Lady
alligator in Louisiana
alligator in Louisiana
alligator in Louisiana
While driving, we saw an alligator and stopped to investigate. It had a fishing hook caught in his mouth and another passerby pulled it out of the alligator's mouth and the alligator then swam away. We stood on the bank to watch.
Hodges Garden in Louisiana
Hodges Garden in Louisiana
Hodges Garden in Louisiana
Brian at Hodges Garden in Louisiana, 1981
Astro World, Texas
Halloween 1981
Brian Duquette Christmas 1981
Brian and his mom at
Astro World in Texas
Brian invented his own
Halloween costume, 1981
Christmas 1981-
Brian looks surprised
summer 1982 - December 1983 - Twin Lakes Trailer Park, Florida
Twin Lakes Trailer Park sign
Brian Duquette and family
Brian and Karen Duquette at Disneyworld
Twin Lakes Travel Park,
Davie, Florida
Renee, Lee, Brian, and
Karen Duquette
Brian and his mom at Disneyworld
Brian Duquette at Kennedy Space Center
Brian Duquette at Kennedy Space Center
Broward Soil & Water Conservation District Poster Contest ribbons
Brian Duquette at Kennedy Space Center, 1982
Brian entered poster contests
- three years in a row -
not all ribbons shown here
twinBrian Duquette at Parrot Jungle
Brian Duquette at Parrot Jungle
Brian Duquette at Parrot Jungle
Brian Duquette, his sister Renee, and his Dad at Parrot Jungle
Brian is classified as gifted in school
Brian Duquette's birthday, 1982, age 13
Brian Duquette 1982, age 13
Brian's scores of aptitude/ intelligence qualifies him for the classification of gifted - April, 1982
Brian Duquette's birthday,
1982, age 13
Brian Duquette,
1982, age 13
Brian drives the boat
Brian water skis - date unknown - but it was while we lived at Twin LakesBrian water skis - date unknown
Brian water skis - oh oh the wake got him
Brian drives the boat while his dad
gets ready to water ski
Brian water skis - dates unknown - but it was while we lived at Twin Lakes
OH OH - WATCH OUT BRIAN!
Brian water skis - oh oh the wake got him
Brian tubes
Brian on the tube
OH OH - WATCH OUT BRIAN!
Brian tries the tube -
water gets in his face
Brian - keeping low and steady
Brian on the tube
Brian on the tube
Brian on the tube
Balancing on a tube behind a speeding boat is NOT easy
OMG - Brian is flying
Brian on the tube - look at his face
Brian wipes out
Brian wipes out
OMG - Here comes the big one!!!!!!!!
WHAT A WIPE OUT !
Brian's First Aid Card
Brian Duquette's Science Fair Certificate of Award
ribbon
October 15, 1982,
Basic First Aid Card
November 12, 1982 Science Fair Certificate of Award
 
1082 Christmas at the lake
Brian Duquette, Christmas 1982, age13-1/2
Brian Duquette, Christmas 1982, age13-1/2
Brian and 2 dogs
Brian Duquette, Christmas 1982, age13-1/2
 
Christmas 1982, at the lake
 
Brian Duquette with his Great-Grandmother Pietro
Brian participates in an Art Program for the Miami Herald
Certificate of Award for Brian Duquette
Brian, May 1983- with braces
February 1983 Student Art Program Participation
April 19, 1983 Certificate of Award
May 1983 -
Brian's big smile with braces
Brian's science project, May 1983
Third place trophy and ribbon for Science Fair
EVERYONE IS PROUD OF BRIAN FOR ALL THE SCIENCE FAIRS, ART PROJECTS, AND OTHER CONTESTS HE PARTICIPATES IN, AND OFTEN WINS
May 1983 - "What Affect Different Insecticides Have On Roaches"
Third place trophy and
ribbon for Science Fair
Brian and Karen Duquette
Brian in braces, 1983
Brian Duquette, Halloween 1983
Brian and his mom
at Universal Studios, 1983
Brian with braces, 1983
Halloween 1983,
Brian invents his own costume
as usual
Brian Duquette, Christmas 1983
Brian Duquette, Christmas 1983
Brian Duquette, Christmas 1983
Brian Duquette, Christmas 1983
Brian Duquette, Christmas 1983
Brian Duquette painting Burger King's window
Brain painting
Brian Duquette,
Christmas 1983
Look carefully, and you will see Brian painting Burger King's window. This photo was taken from the outside while Brian is painting from the inside.
Now you can see Brian
better from this view. He was chosen by his teacher to paint the windows
at Burger King
December 1983 - June 1985- Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Brian Duquette's birthday, 1984, age 15
Brian Duquette, age 15
Brian Lee Duquette age 15
Brian Duquette's birthday, 1984, age 15
Brian with braces
Brian lost in thought
Brian Duquette with his rabbit, Hazel
April 14, 1984 Brian at Liberty Bell
Brian lost in thought
Brian with his rabbit, Hazel
April 14, 1984 Brian at Liberty Bell
Old Saybrook CT
Brian Lee Duquette
Brian Lee Duquette
July 1984, Brian with his parents
Brian Lee Duquette, age 15
Christmas 1984
Christmas 1984
Christmas 1984
Christmas 1984 - Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Christmas 1984
A trip to Vermont, Brian in the snow
A trip to Vermont, Brian in the snow
Christmas 1984
A trip to Vermont, Brian in the snow
Fort McHenry
Fort McHenry
Renee, Lee, Karen, Brian Duquette
A trip to Fort McHenry
Renee, Lee, Karen, Brian Duquette
Old Saybrook house
Old Saybrook house
 
Brian in front of our house in Old Saybrook
 
Brian, Lee and Karen took a trip to London, Paris, Switzerland, and Lausanne
Brian in Lausanne
Brian in Lausanne
Brian in Europe
Brian in Lausanne
 
Lee & Brian in Geneve
Brian in Ouchy Park
Brian and his parents at the Eiffel Tower  in Paris France
Brian and his dad in Geneve
Brian-Ouchy Park with large chess set. Brian likes to play chess.
Brian and his parents at
the Eifel Tower in Paris France
Ouchy Park
Brian and the Swiss Alps  
Brian, another tourist & Lee in Ouchy Park
Brian with the Swiss Alps in background
 
June 1985 - 1989 Coral Springs, Florida
Brian Duquette age 16
Brian Duquette age 16
Brian Duquette, Thanksgiving 1985
Brian Duquette age 16
Brian Duquette age 16
Brian Duquette, Thanksgiving 1985
Brian Duquette, Thanksgiving 1985
Brian Duquette, Thanksgiving 1985
Brian Duquette, Thanksgiving 1985
Lee & Brian Duquette, Thanksgiving 1985
add Brian Duquette on a horse, 1985
Brian Duquette, Christmas 1985
add Brian's birthday cake, 1986
Brian Duquette - 1985
Brian Duquette, Christmas 1985
Brian's birthday cake, 1986
add Brian's birthday 1986
Brian has a 4.0 or higher average ltr
Brian makes the honor roll again
Brian's birthday, 1986 - age 17
May 1, 1986 - Congratulations to Brian Duquette for earning a 4.0 or better grad point average in high school
Coral Springs High School Honor Roll Certificate
May 12, 1986
1986-Poster Contest Certificate for Brian
Brian and his dad, Christmas 1986
Brian and his family, Christmas 1986
1986-Poster Contest Certificate
for Brian
Brian and his dad,
Christmas 1986
Brian and his family,
Christmas 1986
Brian Lee Duquette, January 1987
Brian made a cardboard image of  himself
What a handsome man Brian is!
January 1987 -
check out all that curly hair !
Brian made a cardboard image
of himself
What a handsome man Brian is
Brian and his family April, 1987
Brian and his family April, 1987
Brian makes the honor roll again - Coral Springs High School
Brian and his family April, 1987
May 8, 1987-Brian makes honor roll again - NO surprise!
Brian gets a scholarship
Brian gets a scholarship
Brian's invitation to his high school graduation
Brian gets a scholarship
Brian's graduation
Coral Springs High School
Brian graduates from Coral Springs High School
Brian's graduation Coral Springs High School
Brian's graduation Coral Springs High School

Brian Duquette's graduation Coral Springs High School

Brian's graduation Coral Springs High School
Brian's graduation cake
Coral Springs High School Diploma for Brian Duquette
Brian Duquette's graduation Coral Springs High School
Brian Duquette receives the Presidential Award
Brian Duquette receives a certificate signed by President Ronald Reagan for Outstanding Academic Achievement as part of The Presidential Academic Fitness Awards Program
Brian's 18th birthday, 1987
Brian's 18th birthday, 1987
Christmas 1987
Brian's 18th birthday, 1987
Christmas 1987
Christmas 1987
Brian's famous lobster dinner
Lobster dinner
Christmas 1987
As an adult, Brian wanted lobster for his birthday - 1988
birthday cake 1988
Halloween - Brian the ZipperHalloween - Brian the Zipper
Brian's birthday cake, 1989
Brian's birthday, 1988, age 19
As usual, Brian made his own Halloween costume.
This year he became a ZIPPER
Brian's birthday cake, 1989
Brian's birthday cake, 1989
Brian's birthday1989
Brian's birthday, 1989
Brian's birthday 1989 - age 20
Thanksgiving 1989
Brian Duquette, Christmas 1989
Brian and his family, Christmas 1989
Thanksgiving 1989
Brian Duquette
Christmas 1989
Brian and his family,
Christmas 1989
Brian and his car
Brian and his car
A very handsome Brian Duquette
Brian Duquette and his car - Cooper City, Florida, 1989
A very handsome Brian Duquette
FAU
Brian Duquette turns 21
Brain turns 21
1990- Brian - FAU
Brian Duquette turns 21-
He seems amused with the birthday song!
Brian Duquette Easter 1990
Brian Duquette playing badmitten, Easter 1990
Brian in the hot tub
Easter 1990, Brian playing badminton at a family picnic
Brian in the hot tub, November 1990
Brian sets up a cooling system for the hot tub
Lee & Brian with the turkey, Thanksgiving 1990
Thanksgiving 1990
Brian invents a cooling system for the hot tub -
He is SO BRILLIANT!
Lee & Brian with the turkey, Thanksgiving 1990
Thanksgiving 1990
Brian Duquette, November 1990Brian, November 1990
Brian, November 1990Brian, November 1990
 
1990, What a handsome man
Brian is!
Brian - Double our Pleasure!
 
Brian Duquette, Christmas 1990
Brian Duquette, Christmas 1990
Oh Boy, more clothes
Merry Christmas Everyone,
says Brian
What?
I Love Christmas!
Great, I got clothes,
I love clothes!
Brian Duquette, Christmas 1990
Brian Duquette, Christmas 1990
Brian and his niece Kristen, May 1991
YES, more clothes!
I got clothes, what did you get?
Brian and his niece Kristen,
May 1991
Brian and his niece, Kristen 1991
Brian holding Kristen, 1991
May 10, 1992
Brian and his niece, Kristen December 1991
Brian trying to be the first
to get the food!
Always content
after a good meal!
Brian Duquette, January 1992
Brian Duquette graduates from FAU and gets his diploma
May 10, 1992
Brian Duquette,
January 1992
April 29, 1992 -
Brian graduates from college
Brian and his dad,
May 10, 1992
Brian turns 24
Brian and his niece Kristen
Brian, his Great-Aunt Hazel Brink, and his mom
Brian turns 24 years old,
1993
Brian lets his niece
play in his cake
Brian, his Great-Aunt Hazel Brink, and his mom, 1993
A very handsome Brian Duquette, 1993
A closer look at that handsome dude
Brian and his sister, Christmas 1995
A very handsome
Brian Duquette, 1993
A closer look at
that handsome dude!
Brian and his sister,
Christmas 1995
Brian Duquette, December 9, 1996
Brian is in the newspaper
Brian Duquette,
December 9, 1996
Brian and co-workers in the Sun-Sentinel Newspaper trying out Microsoft's New Windows Program.
Brian Duquette, December 1997Brian Duquette, December 1997
Brian Duquette and his newphew Alex
Brian Christmas 1998
Brian Duquette,
December 1997
October 1998, Brian and his nephew, Alex
Christmas 1998
Brian and his mom
Brian and his niece Kristen, Christmas 1998
Brian Duquette feeding his face
Brian and his mother,
Christmas 1998
Brian and his niece Kristen, Christmas 1998
October 10, 1999 -
Brian feeding his face
Brian and his niece, Kristen
Brian Duquette, Easter 2000
Brian Duquette, October 2000
December 24, 1999 -
Brian and Kristen
Brian Duquette,
Easter 2000
Brian Duquette,
October 2000
Brian Duquette, Christmas 2000
Brian and his niece Kristen
Brian by the fireplace in his home
Brian Duquette,
Christmas 2000
Brian and his niece Kristen after her softball game, April 21, 2001
Brian, Christmas 2001
in his own home
Animal Kingdom Christmas 2001
Brian and his family, September 30, 2002
Brian Duquette, 2002
Brian treats everyone to a fun week-end at Animal Kingdom, Christmas 2001
Brian and his family,
September 30, 2002
A handsome, happy man,
2002
Brian Lee Duquette
Brian Lee Duquette in a cowboy hat
Brian Duquette - always a big smile
Brian Duquette- a successful business man
Brian Duquette- a fun loving person
Brian Duquette - always a big smile
Brian and his nephew alex, Christmas 2002
 
Brian Duquette
Brian and his nephew Alex, Christmas 2002
Brian Duquette - exact date of photos unknown
Brian and China
My glowing angel
Brian, 2004
Brian and his beloved chow,
China, 2002
Brian always had a special bright shining glow about him
Brian Lee Duquette, 2004 -
check out those white teeth
Brian Duquette
Brian and his beloved chow, China
Brian Duquette and his Aunt Ilse Blahak
 
Brian and his beloved chow,
China, 2005
Brian Duquette and his
Aunt Ilse Blahak, 2007
Brian January 2007
Brian in a hammock
Brian and Karen St. Augustine June 16, 2007
Brian Duquette,
January 20, 2007
a very relaxed Brian Duquette,
June 16, 2007
Brian and his mom in
St. Augustine, FL
June 16, 2007
Brian and Lee in St. Augustine, FL June 16, 2007
Brian at St. Augustine, FL June 16, 2007
Brian and Karen in St. Augustine, FL June 16, 2007
Brian and his dad in St. Augustine, FL June 16, 2007
Brian loves history and read everything posted
Brian and his mom at the beach
Brian and his dad on top of the RV
Brian and his dad on top of the RV
Brian and his mom play
in the ocean
Brian & his dad on top of our RV-checking if the tree branches on Brian's street scratched the top of the RV
Brian Duquette at Kennedy Space Center September 22, 2007
Brian Duquette at Kennedy Space Center September 22, 2007
Brian and his mom August 2007
Brian Duquette at Kennedy Space Center September 22, 2007
Brian and his mom -
A VERY PRECIOUS HUG
August 2007
hugs to Brian
A quote from the book "There Is Greatness Within You, My Son" by Gary Morris a book that Brian's Mom once bought for Brian:
quote from book by Gary Morris
The following drawings are by Brian L. Duquette
drawing by Brian L. Duquette
Brian Duquette's drawing
Brian was so talented - He did several other drawings, but they are too big for me to scan and post here. They are all framed and hung in my motorhome (we live full-time in our RV). Brian also did some poetry.
We will always love and miss you, Brian. You have been a loving son, brother, and uncle, and just a great all-around person with a lot of friends. You deserved a much longer life because you were a good, honest, and happy person on the path of achieving your dreams of success. We are proud of the man you became and will always love and miss you.
Mom, Dad, Renee, Kristen, and Alex
Love to Brian
Brian:
I cannot stop thinking of you and how you died in pain.
I wish I could have said goodbye and hug and kiss you one more time, or better yet, protect you as a mother should, and undo this terrible wrong. They say time heals all sorrow and will help us through this, the worst time of my life, and I know I will continue to live, but for now I just exist because I miss you so much. I read your writing on happiness at your service, and I know I will be happy again, but not today, not for a long, long time. What it means to lose you, words cannot express. You have been my loving son, a caring brother and uncle, and a good, generous man in life. So many people are better off for having known you, and none of them will ever forget you.

I know you knew Dad and I love you, and we know you loved us. We will love and miss you forever.
Until I see you in heaven…………..Love from your heartbroken Mom
hugs & kisses to Brian from Mom
Brian Duquette's afterglow message to all
importantEvery year on the second Sunday in December, churches around the world hold a world-wide candle lighting ceremony for deceased children. We, as parents of Brian Duquette, once again attended this ceremony at a local church. In churches, as well as in many homes, candles are lit at 7 p.m. local time (no matter where you are located). This means there are candles lit for a solid 24 hour period around the world. The two RV Gypsies request that anyone reading this could lite a candle every year to honor any and all deceased children. Thank you.

A note to Brian - September 2010 - Although you are not here on earth to get to know him, you are now a Great-Uncle. Not only that but your Great-Nephew is named Anthony Brian in your honor.

September 2016 - My dear Brian, you just became a Great-Uncle once again, because Kristen has given Anthony a sister - Gabriella Lee. You were such a wonderful, caring, loving uncle to Kristen and Alex. It just isn't right that Anthony and Gabriella do not get the same privilege. You are missed by so many people.

2016 - This was the 9th year that the two RV Gypsies had to celebrate Christmas without their son, Brian Duquette. Each year, on the second Sunday in December, The Compassion Friends sponsor a Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony and the two RV Gypsies go to church to honor and remember their son Brian and bring home their yearly angel.

poem
missing my son
angel

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