Father John N. Duhaime died April 7, 2022. He was born in Manchester, N.H., on Dec. 17, 1939, to Cecile and Ovila Louis Duhaime. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his brothers: Guy Duhaime, Lionel Duhaime, Victor Duhaime, and Jules Duhaime.
He is survived by his brother, Andre’ Duhaime.
Father Duhaime attended Salette Minor Seminary in Enfield, N.H., and St. Mary Queen of the Clergy Seminary in Quebec, Canada. He also attended St. Francis Seminary in Loretto, Pa., and St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore. Father Duhaime was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Joseph H. Hodges at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling, W.Va., on May 29, 1971. From 1971 to 1973, he was associate pastor of St. Peter the Fisherman Parish in Fairmont, W.Va. He then served as associate pastor at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Beckley, W.Va., from 1973 to 1975 and at St. Paul Parish in Weirton, W.Va., in 1975. In 1974, he was appointed as chaplain of the veterans hospital. He served as pastor of Christ the King Parish in War, W.Va., from 1976 to 1978, Our Lady of Victory Parish in Gary, W.Va., from 1978 to 1986, and Sacred Heart Parish in Rainelle, W.Va., from 1986 to 1996. He also served as chaplain at the Federal Reformatory for Women in Alderson. In 1996, he became pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Hinton, W.Va., and St. Mary of the Greenbrier Mission in Alderson.
Father Duhaime retired from active ministry in 1998, but continued as chaplain at the Federal Reformatory for Women until 2015. In 2020, he moved to the Welty Home for Assisted Living in Wheeling. He celebrated his 50th anniversary of priesthood last year.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Most Reverend Mark E. Brennan, Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston, at 10am on Friday, April 22, 2022, at the Bishop’s Chapel at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Wheeling. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass. The burial will take place on Saturday, April 23, at 10am at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Springdale, WV.