Rachel Ducharme Cloutier

February 26, 1922January 3, 2013

Rachel Cloutier, 90

Yarmouth, ME – Rachel (Ducharme) Cloutier, died peacefully after a period of declining health on January 3, 2013 at Brentwood Nursing and Rehabilitation in Yarmouth, Maine. She was surrounded by her loving family. A special thanks to the staff at Brentwood.

Rachel was born February 26, 1922 in Amesbury, Massachusetts and was the sixth child of Conrad and Alida (Fredette) Ducharme. She married Charles Cloutier on December 15th, 1945. As a homemaker, she raised three children in Amesbury with her husband. As a talented artist, Rachel was as creative with paint and an easel as she was with a sewing machine and fabric. In retirement, she spent many winters in Sarasota, Florida.

She leaves behind her son Donald Cloutier and his wife Ann of Exeter, NH; her daughter Denise Bean and her husband Douglas of Yarmouth, ME; her daughter Cheryl Wood and her husband Michael of Stowe, MA. She also leaves her grandchildren: Nicole Childs and her husband Chris, Corey Cloutier and his wife Christina, Kathryn and Philip Bean, Sophia and Jack Wood; her great-grandchildren Anna Childs, Evan and Andrew Cloutier. She was predeceased by her husband Charles who died in 2007.

There will be a graveside service at St. Joseph Cemetery, Route 110, Amesbury, MA later this spring. Please visit to view a video collage of Rachel’s life and to share your condolences, memories and tributes with her family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rachel’s memory to: American Lung Association, National Headquarters, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004


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January 15, 2013

Safe journey my will be missed

January 14, 2013

Don and Family,

So sorry to read of your mother's passing. She will be honored when you ride in her memory.

Cindy Tucker

January 14, 2013

Rachel was a lovely woman and neighbor. She was very kind and I enjoyed our visits and phone calls. She is at peace and with Charlie now. We miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Crystal & Dick Hall

January 13, 2013

I only knew Rachel for about six weeks, but I grew attached to her. Even in her last days she conveyed a gentleness and a generosity of spirit. May I offer my heartfelt condolences to her family. John Sutherland, Beacon Hospice volunteer.

Jeannette Morin

January 13, 2013

Sorry for your loss. Gerry and I have fond memories of Mr.& Mrs. Cloudier. We enjoyed them both and couldn't have had better neighbors. Your family is in our thoughts.
Gerry and Jeannette Morin

January 10, 2013

Rest in peace Rachel---I love you very much-Your memory will always be with me--You were a wonderful aunt to me and a loving sister to my mother--so helpful and kind--You helped make my childhood so much richer and happier---Bill enjoyed his visits at your house too---Be at rest now- as you are with the Ducharmes and your Charlie----Love Joyce

Marcel Lamontagne

January 8, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time
Sincerely, Marcel and Antoinette Lamontagne

January 7, 2013