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Linda A. DelRatez

March 16, 1954 - May 19, 2021


Corning, New York

Date of Death:

May 19, 2021



Birth Date:

March 16, 1954

Birth Place:

North Adams, MA

Service Information:


Friday, May 28, 2021 from 3 to 5 PM.  USW Union Hall, 100 Nassar Civic Center, Center Plaza, Corning, NY 14830 


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Linda A. DelRatez

Linda A. (Duquette) DelRatez passed away at her home in Corning NY surrounded by her family on May 19, 2021
She was born on March 16, 1954 to Walter A. Duquette, Sr. and Doris M. (LaBonte) Duquette in North Adams. She graduated from Drury High School, North Adams in 1972. 
She was predeceased by her parents; siblings, Lorraine Bentley, Arthur Duquette, Raymond Duquette, Ruth Skiffington, Ellen Duquette, Walter Duquette Jr., William Duquette Sr., and Janet Duquette; in-laws, Alfred Talbot, Sylvia Duquette, Rodney Wilson Sr., Beverly Duquette and Mitchell Braman. 
She is survived by her loving husband, William DelRatez who she married February 26, 1977, daughter and son in law, Michele and Brian Copenhagen; grandchildren, Alivia Guile and Jonathan Guile, who were the loves of her life; siblings, Edward Duquette, John Duquette, James Duquette, Annette Talbot and Dawn Wilson. Also several sister and brother-in-laws, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 
She wore many hats but enjoyed her career in Tax preparation for almost 30 years as well as a valued child care provider for many of her family and friends. She had a love for hummingbirds, Bingo, Casino slots, visiting the ocean beaches and activities at the Corning Senior Center. 
There will be a Celebration of Life Memorial at the USW Union Hall, 100 Nassar Civic Center, Center Plaza, Corning, NY 14830 on Friday May 28th 2021, from 3-5 PM. Family and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice in Linda's name.  The family is being assisted by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Linda’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Diane Manuilow
I am so sorry to hear of Linda's passing, she was a extraordinary person, I loved working with and for her at Liberty Tax. She will sure be missed.

From: Annie tomyl
So sorry for your you and your family

From: Clint & Nancy Smith
We are so very sorry for your loss. She always greeted us with a smile and a hug! Sweet soul that we always enjoyed spending time with . We are praying for all who loved her.

From: Becky
You will forever be in my heart. You were my 2nd mother. I will miss you so so much. Our talks, your advice, and those hugs only you can give. Thank you for always being there. I love you Aunt Linda. May you Rest In Paradise. 
Uncle Bill, Shelly, Brian, Alivia, and John, my heart is you all. I love you all so very much. My heart is also with the rest of my family through this sad time. I love you all more than you will ever know.

From: Dolores & John Boedicker
For Dawn & all of your family --
Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear sister, Linda. 
May the many memories of happy times spent with her help to sustain you in the coming days.  Keeping you ever in our special thoughts & prayers,
Dolores & John Boedicker
Elmira, NY

From: Colleen & Henry Mapes
Bill and Dawn. We are so very sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. 
You both have such loving families and we know she will leave a big hole in your hearts. We are sending prayers for all of you.

From: Ray and Robin Martin
Bill we are so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing.  You and your family are in our prayers.

From: Melissa Karr
I'm so sorry for the loss you are all going through. I know how close all of you are. Linda was a very kind person. She will be missed.
We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

From: Linda Smith
So sorry for your loss, Linda always wore a welcoming smile and cheerful attitude.  May your memories help  and sustain you though these days of sadness.

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