Kenneth P. Duchesne, Jr.

Kenneth P. Duchesne, Jr. “Jake”, 62, passed away at home on Sunday, May 26, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Troy, NY on May 19, 1957, he was the son of Kenneth and Eleanor Duchesne, Sr.

Jake was a heavy equipment operator starting his career at Royal Dyer in Mechanicville and Douglas Dyer in Mechanicville, and later working for Clear Enterprise, and Rozell Industries of Glens Falls.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of the Buck Mountain Club and Meigsville Hunting Club. He was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church.

Jake was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He was always willing to lend a hand or give guidance to his family and many friends.

He was predeceased by his parents Kenneth and Eleanor. Jake is survived by his wife Julia and their daughters, Bernadine Dehoff (Timothy) and Sarah Cook (Christopher); grandchildren Alexander Roney, Samantha Roney and Tristan Cook; siblings Sherrie Rose, Jackie Snow, Gene Duchesne (Linda), Cathy Kramek (Mark, Sr), and Jeff Duchesne (Mary Ellen); and numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, June 1 from noon to 3pm at Christ Episcopal Church, West High Street, Ballston Spa. A celebration of life will follow at 3pm. Interment will be private at Clarkville Cemetery in Edinburgh.

Memorial contributions in memory of Jake may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 15 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Guest Book


Julia, Bernadine, Sarah

Our sympathy to all of you and your families at this very hard time. I hope the pain will ease with time. Love and prayers.

Debbie, Larry and family


Sherrie, Jackie, Gene, Cathy, Jeff
Words can not express the sadness I feel for all of you. All of us growing up together it is hard to see one gone. I find that there is some comfort in remembering the happy times through the hard. I’m sure Jake would like that. Love and prayers to all of you and your families.

Debbie, Larry and family

Wayne H DeSorbe

I was sorry to hear about Jake. Always liked when he came to camp in Indian lake.

Jake may you R.I.P.

Jay & Kayla.

Our condolences. Here if you need anything.

Bob Hagadorn

Deepest sympathy to the family, Jake was always a great and generous friend. I have lots of great memories of our hunting and time spent at camp.

Pat Gordon Bird

To the Duchesne family - my sister Eunice Haney and I are very sorry for your loss of your brother - May he Rest In Peace - thinking of the family today at this difficult time and always.

Shelley Thomas

I am so sorry for the loss of Jake. I'm sending prayers for you and your family.
As Jill’s friend you almost felt like a family member. I wish you peace.

Kris Pease

Julia, so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you and your daughters.


Thoughts and prayers to Julia and family. I enjoyed seeing him smile when he came to the office to see me. He was a great man.

Jackie Snow

Jake my life has forever changed again losing another man I loved but until we meet again some day you will be missed love you big brother

Bob and Sandy Rose

R.I.P. Jake. The memories of all our adventures will always be with me. Whenever I think about going hunting or fishing, I remember our many good times. Peace be with you, Brother.

Our sincerest sympathies to Julie and the family.

Scott Colby

May you rest peacefully my faughsha only you will know that phrase hope it brings a smile with you on your next journey till we meet again my freind❤️


To my cousins,
So sorry for your loss I know what you guys are going through it’s tough. Just know he’s pain free here if you guys need anything. luv ya RIP Jake

Darlene DeLosSantos

I’m so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers being sent to all.

John and Jane MacDougall

Julie, Bernadine and Sarah: We are so very sorry for your loss. Jake was a great friend for many many years. His pain and suffering is over, may he RIP. He lived his life as he wanted..We are here if we can help in anyway. Please ask

Brian Brink

So sorry for your family loss. He will be missed.


R.I.P My Big Brother you will be missed dearly, thank you for always being there for me I love you

Clair and Arlene Dehoff

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our family is thinking of you. May your faith sustain you.

Jeff and Mary Ellen

You will always be missed Brother. Love you always.