Joanne (Charest) Ducharme was born in Lewiston, Maine on May 16, 1942. She grew up in the Lewiston Franco-American community, and her primary education was in parochial schools. As a teenager she worked at shops in downtown Lewiston before working at the Raytheon plant for a time. She lived in Bangor where her husband served in the military, and then returned to the Lewiston area. She is a member of Sur Vivance Francais, a Franco-American cultural group for women.
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