Gerald L. Duncan

  • Born: July 7, 1937
  • Died: December 13, 2011
  • Location: Rockland, Massachusetts

Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
Tel. (781) 878-1775

Tribute & Message From The Family

Gerald "Jerry" Duncan, 74 of Rockland, passed away peacefully on December 13, 2011 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston after a period of failing health. He was born in Weymouth, son of the late Peter and Olga (Roman) Duncan and graduated from Quincy Trade School, class of 1956. He worked for 30 years in Local #424 Carpenters Union, retiring in 1995 to enjoy his golden years.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Marjoryann (Dempsey) Duncan of Rockland. Beloved father of Gerald (Larry) Duncan and his wife Rachel of Brockton, Linda and her husband Warren Najarian, Jr. of Rockland, Natalie of Brockton, Sheila and her husband Richard Charbonneau of Raynham, MaryEllen and her husband Agostinho Rodrigues of East Taunton, and by his cherished grandchildren, James Thetonia, Kathryn Najarian, Jackie and Jillian Charbonneau, and Ana, Augie and Grace Rodrigues. In addition, he leaves his sisters, Shirley Graham of Harwich, Margaret Horgan of Abington, Suzanne Duncan of Quincy, Diane Duncan of Ohio, and his brother Daniel of Quincy. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son David, his daughter Julie and by his brothers, Charles, David, and John.
The Duncan family invites friends and loved ones to celebrate Gerald's life at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home 135 Union St. Rockland on Friday, December 16th, 2011 from 4:00-7:00 PM. A funeral home service will be held on Saturday at 12:00 PM and will be followed by cremation.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brockton Area ARC, 1250 West Chestnut Street, Brockton MA 02391. Services will be followed by cremation.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Please accept our condolences,sorry we missed the service Fred

Posted by Fred Dempsey - West barnstable, MA - brother in law   December 19, 2011


Marg and family I am so sorry to just now see that Gerry passed. I would have been at the wake and funeral. What a great loss. I can still hear him laughing in my head. I always looked at him as the gentle giant. So sorry for your loss. Marg please take care of yourself, hope to see you soon.

Posted by Joan Petersen - Whitman, MA - Friend   December 18, 2011


Dear (Aunt) Margie & Family,

I have so many wonderful memories of (Uncle) Gerry's terrific humor. No matter what, he could always make me smile and laugh. He and my Dad were a true comedy team. I am sure they are together entertaining anyone who will listen. My heart breaks for the loss.

Lots of Love, Jan

Posted by Jan (Baron) Pompeo - Carver, MA - family friend   December 17, 2011

Sorry for your loss

Posted by Lynne Reale - MA - friend   December 17, 2011

Please accept my heartfelt condolences. My thoughts and sympathy are with you at this time. I have fond memories from elementary school of times at your home during birthday parties and girl scouts with your Mom and Dad. Faith, family and love make us stronger...god bless during the holiday season and beyond.

Posted by Ellen (Kersey) Long - Rockland, MA - friend   December 17, 2011

Dear Margie and Family,
We are so very sorry for the loss of Gerry. We have lots of great memories of the many times spent together.. You are in our thoughts and prayers always.
Marion and Lyn

Posted by Lyn and Marion Baron - Plymouth Ma. and Inverness, - Dear Friends   December 17, 2011

Whether we were camping or apple picking or hanging out we always had a good time, with all our kids and as grand parents roaming around portland eating and shopping or riding the narrow gauge railway, we are missing a friend

Posted by susan and leo - lafayette, LA - brother in law   December 17, 2011

Duncan sorry for your loss...I was a friend of Julies growing up. Lots of fond memories.

Posted by Sheila DiTocco - Pembroke, MA   December 16, 2011


I just want to say that all my prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow, and he will be missed by everyone.

Posted by Lynda Totte - East Bridgewater, MA - friend of family   December 16, 2011

Sorry for your loss. He was a great guy and will be missed.

Lori Bishop

Posted by Loretta Nelson    December 16, 2011

Our deepest sympathy to the family.He effortlessly made us laugh.He will be sadly missed.

Posted by David @ Sharon Charbonneau - Taunton, MA - Friends   December 16, 2011


Sending love and prayers for all.

Posted by Meghan McCombs - MA - Great niece   December 16, 2011

Dear Marg, Linda, families,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time in you life... I do want to say that Gerry & Marg opened their home to my sister Barbara & I when we were in high school, even though they had a houseful of kids.. The hearts they have is bigger than life... The sun will be alittle dimmer... God Bless you all... Sincerely, Paula, Lynne, Joyce, Terry, Barbara & Carlie Johnson

Posted by Paula (Johnson) Murphy - Murphy, NC - friend   December 15, 2011

To Marjory,and family,Im really sorry to hear about Gerrys passing,he was definitely one of a kind of a guy i remember when you both would come to our house,and drink coffee and hang with my mom and dad,and then it was the 22 skidoo club and then it was fishing i had a lot of good times and great laughs with him growing up.may Gerry rest in peace

Posted by james day - wellfleet, MA - long time friend   December 15, 2011

Jerry was good husband, a good father and a good grandfather. He will be sorely missed by all his family.

Posted by Thomas H. Dempsey, Jr. - Norwell, MA - brother in law   December 15, 2011

Susanne, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I know this Gerald's passing has been very difficult for you - being so close to losing your other brothers. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

With love,


Posted by ann burnham - stoneham, MA - friend of Susanne Duncan   December 15, 2011


Even though I had only known Jerry for a short while I always noticed and appreciated his quick smile and easy sense of humor. Another great quality that shone through was the close and playful relationship Marj and Jerry had.

I am going to miss you Jerry.

Rob Biela
Program Director
Brockton Area Arc

Posted by Rob Biela    December 15, 2011


Jerry Duncan lit up our neighborhood. The Mayor of Belmont St.
He was always quick with a smile, a joke, and a hug ." Mornin Glory."
After a few minutes with Jerry, it was hard to do anything but laugh. He was such a nice man.
I will miss that BIG BEAR of a man. I treasure his gift of friendship...
Jerry's life on earth is over, oh but his New Life in Heaven has just begun.
We LOVE you Jerry.... May Jesus welcome you HOME!!!
Peace to you Marge, Linda, Sheila,MaryEllen,Natalie,Augie,Warren and all of the kids.
We Love you all,
Connie and Kathy

Posted by Connie MacLean - Rockland, MA - My Dear Friend   December 15, 2011

Dear Marj and family,
For so many years you all have been a huge part of our lives. It's hard to imagine the future without Gerry and his warm humor, great generousity, and quiet strength. To say he will be missed is to state the obvious. Know that we are here to help you through the grief and to keep alive the memory of this wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Love, John and Gerry

Posted by John and Gerry Benedict - Canton, MA - friends   December 15, 2011

Linda & Family,

Our thoughts & prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May you find some comfort & Strength through God. I will always be there for you my friend just call if you need me even if it's just for a hug.

Posted by Sandy & Tony Spicuzza - Hanson, MA - Friend   December 15, 2011


Dear Linda and Family, We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. There is a special Angel looking over all of you.

Posted by Liz & Chuck Collyer - Rockland, MA - Friends   December 15, 2011

linda I am so sorry to hear about your Dad, He Was such a happy man every time I saw him we can rember those times Please tell your MOM how sorry I am . Love Cathy and Wayne Ewell.

Posted by cathy ewell - rockland, MA - cousin by marriage   December 15, 2011

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