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James Peter Duncan

March 1, 1942 ~ May 14, 2020 (age 78)

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James Peter Duncan, 78, of Southington, passed away in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, May 14, 2020. He was the loving husband of Maureen (Gill) Duncan for 54 years.

James was born in Providence, Rhode Island, on March 1, 1942, son to the late George S. and Dorothea (Johnson) Duncan. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era and was honorably discharged after four years of service. James was employed as a Jet Mechanic for Pratt and Whitney, where he retired from after 41 years of dedication. A skilled mechanic, James was formerly a Tech Inspector for the New England Sports Car Association. He was an avid racecar fan and had a profound love for sports, especially hockey. James was formerly the Middlesex youth hockey coach and was a fan of the Boston Bruins. In addition, he was a fan of the Boston Red Sox. James enjoyed the outdoors and was a member of the Bristol Fish and Game. He also found enjoyment in photography. Above all, James loved his family and enjoyed the time spent surrounded by family. He cherished every minute he was in the company of his family members and looked forward to all the gatherings with extended family members, travelling throughout the United States to connect through the years. James will forever be remembered for his kind heart, his stubbornness, and his infamous cowboy boots.

In addition to his wife, Maureen, James is survived by his daughter, Kellie E. Surveski, his son, Gregg Duncan and his wife, Lani, his granddaughter, Rachel Surveski, his brother, G. William Duncan and his wife, Beverly, his sister, Linda Pillion and her husband, Thomas, his sister, Barbara Engleson and her husband, Joseph, and several nieces, nephews, and extended family members. He was predeceased by his son, Glenn M. Duncan.

A private burial among his family will be held in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Saint Joseph Church, Bristol, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of James can be made to the Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter, 200 Executive Blvd Ste 4B, Southington, CT 06489. The staff at Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad Street, Plainville extends their appreciation to the Duncan family for their trust.

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