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Duncan, Naomi

 Naomi (Burroughs) Duncan, 84, of Walpole and formerly of Dedham, died Saturday, February 26, 2011, at Tippett Home in Needham.She was born February 22, 1927 in Boston and graduated from the Dorchester High School for Girls in 1943.  After high school, she worked for several years at the Radiation Lab at MIT.  She married the late David A. Duncan in 1948 and they had four children.  After raising her children, she worked at the Dedham Housing Authority and Dedham Family Services. Naomi was a devoted wife and mother and cherished spending time with her family and friends.  As a long-time Dedham resident, she had been a member of Allin Congregational Church and the Dedham Women’s Club.  After moving to Walpole in 2004, she was active in many committees at her new residence, New Pond Village, and, most recently, co-chaired the Library Committee.  She enjoyed travel and had a passion for new experiences and adventures with family and friends. She is survived by her four children, David and Mary-Chris Duncan of Bradford NH, Deborah Duncan and Barnett Lipton of Tiburon, CA, Janice and Peter Hale of Henniker, NH, and Jeffrey Duncan of Twin Mountain, NH; and three grandchildren, Christopher, Jonathan and Jessica Duncan. Private funeral services will be held under the direction of Folsom Funeral Services, 649 High St., Westwood, MA 02090.  Memorial donations may be made to Allin Congregational Church, 683 High St., Dedham, MA 02026 or the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Becky Nichols
    February 28th, 2011 | 12:51 pm

    This is sent with sympathy to Naomi’s family. I will miss lunches with my dear friend, Naomi. We had many happy times together. Becky

  2. Pauline Tozer
    February 28th, 2011 | 1:02 pm

    Heartfelt sympathy to Naomi’s family. I have enjoyed Naomi’s friendship that dates back 60 years. I will miss her greatly. Pauline Tozer

  3. Cheryl
    March 1st, 2011 | 8:41 am

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.She and her husband were so much a part of the Allin Church family for years.They both have been sorely missed.
    With love and sympathy,Cheryl(Lovely)Robbins

  4. Helen O'Hara
    March 1st, 2011 | 10:52 am

    Naomi was much respected and admired by all of us at New Pond Village. Her family must have loved her very much. She was very generous with her time and talents to volunteer in numerous functions here. I particularly enjoyed the conversations we shared. She was a warm, friendly person and I will miss her very much. God Bless you all. Helen O’Hara

  5. Bonnie Moroney
    March 2nd, 2011 | 7:38 am

    I have so many wonderful memories of Naomi and the family and how she always had a lovely smile on her face. She and my mother were not only cousins but very good friends as well, always there for each other and each others family. I don’t think she knew what an impact she made on people as she was just being her wonderful self.
    I am sorry for the family and for her passing, but know she is as peace now and having a wonderful reunion with so many that have gone before her. Be at peace wonderful lady, and God Bless. Bonnie

  6. Jane Smith Vickery
    March 3rd, 2011 | 12:10 pm

    I was so sad to read of your mom’s passing today.When I was young I spent many happy days at the house in Twin with her folks and in Dedham with all of you.She was my mom’s cousin and close friend. I just watched a video of my parents 50th wedding anniversary from 1985 the other day and she and Dave were in it. I’d be happy to give a copy to Dave or Jan as they live quite close by me(Pembroke NH)We spoke on the phone occasionally after she moved from Roberts rd but not in the past year. She will be sorely missed and fondly remembered. Janie

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