Edward L. Ducharme, 21, factory operative, attempted to rescue Benjamin T. Skusevich, John P. Amshy, and Alexis Desjardin from drowning, Pelham, New Hampshire, December 15, 1935. Ducharme, one of whose arms was permanently weak, was exhausted and was disabled for more than two weeks. (See case of ALEXIS DESJARDIN.)
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Edward Lucien Ducharme, a machinist at Lever Brothers Co. in Cambridge, Mass., died on April 23, 1958, at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Cambridge. He was born on July 12, 1914, in Pelham, N.H., the son of Charles Alfred Ducharme and Marie Josephine Delima (Eno).
Using the financial portion of his heroism award from the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, Ducharme received his machinist training in Boston at what was then known as Wentworth Institute. He previously worked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine.
Ducharme was buried in Pelham.
(Edited from information provided by the family.)