Augusta - Michelle Cote Duquette, 55, of Augusta passed away peacefully at MaineGeneral Medical Center on Wednesday, September 21 after a lifelong battle with Mytonic Dystrophy. She was predeceased by her parents Marie (King) and Onezime Cote as well as her identical twin sister Melissa. She is survived by her husband Carl Duquette, sister-in laws Catherine Duquette, Joan Bourgion and brother-in laws Eric & Thomas Duquette as well as nephew Hayden and numerous cousins.After her graduation from Waterville High School, she was employed by Colby College until her marriage. She then shared her time volunteering. In 2008, she received her nail certification from Capelli Institute and used those skills traveling to Nursing Homes and performing manicures for the residents. She enjoyed playing Bingo with her twin Melissa and mother.Her memory for dates was phenomenal and she never missed an opportunity to reach out with a celebratory birthday wish or congratulations regarding special occasions. Michelle would spend the better part of 3 months painstakingly crafting candy gifts for relatives at the annual Cote Christmas Party.She was brought up in Vassalboro and was a member of Corpus Christi parish. After her marriage to Carl, they settled in Augusta and Michelle became a member of St. Michael Parish where she served as a Eucharistic Minister.Special thanks to Linda Traxler for her devotion to Michelle as not just her caretaker, but as a true friend.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM on Wednesday, September 28 at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 116 Silver Street, Waterville. Burial will follow in the Saint Francis Catholic Cemetery, 78 Grove Street, Waterville. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville. An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at www.gallantfh.com.