William J. Dukett of Riverhead died Oct. 18 at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. He was 89.
The son of Harry Dukett and Anna (MacDougal), he was born Oct. 6, 1927, in Brooklyn, and attended school through the 9th grade.
Mr. Dukett worked as a mechanic for the MTA.
Predeceased by his daughter, Maureen Brightman, Mr. Dukett is survived by his daughters Yvonne Delgado and Jennifer Ciranni; his son, Joseph; the “love of his life,” Rose Orefice; his brother, Jimmy; his sister, Dorothy LaPolla; his grandchildren and great-grandchild.
The family received visitors Oct. 20 at Tuthill-Mangano Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral service was held Oct. 21, at the funeral home. Interment took place at Calverton National Cemetery.