Edward “Ted” Duncan, 88, husband of Ann (Kennedy) Duncan, of New Britain, passed away Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at Jerome Home in New Britain.
A lifelong New Britain resident, he was born on June 13, 1929, the son of the late A. Stanley Duncan and Catherine W. Duncan. Edward attended New Britain schools and then graduated high school from Williston Academy. He then went on to become a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown. After graduation from college, he joined the U.S. Navy in 1952. Accepted in the S”’ class of Officers Candidate School at Newport R.I., upon graduation commissioned as an ensign, and received orders to report to the USS Hailey, a destroyer based in Newport. During his three years aboard the Hailey, the ship made a seven-month “around the world cruise,” leaving Newport in September of 1952, returning in April 1953, which included three-month duty in Korean waters during the Korean War. After being discharged from the Navy in 1955, he married his love, Ann Kennedy, in 1956. Edward was employed by Tectonic Industries in Berlin for 27 years, retiring as VP of Sales in 1996.
A very active member in the church life at the First Church of Christ in New Britain, he served as a deacon, chairman of the Visitation Ministry and as a member of the church council. After retirement, he volunteered at the Hospital for Special Care, in New Britain, with the Equipment Exchange Program. He enjoyed playing golf and being with his friends on the golf course. Edward was a member of the Shuttle Meadow Country Club and the Connecticut State Seniors Golf Association.
Besides his beloved wife of 61 years, Ann, he is survived by a son Michael Duncan and his wife AnneMarie of Kensington; a daughter, Carolyn Anderson and her husband Stephen of Killingworth; four granddaughters, Sarah Duncan and her fiancé Joel Park of New York City, Alison Duncan of New York City, as well as Elizabeth Anderson and Cailey Anderson, both of Killingworth; and two nephews, William and Chris Lumm. He was predeceased by his sister, Grace Lumm, and brother-in-law, Charles Lumm.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday 11 a.m. at First Church of Christ Congregational, 830 Corbin Ave., New Britain. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held Tuesday evening 5 to 7 p.m. at Carlson Funeral Home, 45 Franklin Square, New Britain. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Church of Christ Congregational. Please share a memory or note of sympathy at www.carlsonfuneralhome.com .