Duane Neill

Published on Monday, 29 March 2021 21:05


Duane Neill passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

She was born on Nov. 20, 1938 in New Britain to C. Elmer and Helen L. Johnson.

Duane met the love of her life, Paul Neill, and the two were married on May 15, 1965. Duane and Paul spent 56 wonderful years together. Duane’s favorite pastime with Paul was searching for early New England antiques, England’s early 1800’s Flow Blue China and raising two children whom they adored; Robin L. Neill of Wyandotte, Mich. and Kristen P. Crisp of Guatemala.

Duane loved fashion so much she turned it into a career she loved spending 35 years as a women’s fashion coordinator for Dillards, Neiman Marcus, and Monnigs. Duane also loved Christmas, decorating their home for the holidays brought her so much happiness but seeing the reaction of guests when they entered her home is what brought her immense joy. Spreading love and joy is what made Duane the happiest.

Duane is survived by her husband, Paul, two daughters Robin, Kristen and husband, Julian. Also, brother Kurt and wife, Chris, Brother and Sister-in-Laws Andrew and Holly Neill, Gary and Leslie Neill, all of Arizona.

Duane will be dearly missed but her memory will be kept alive and cherished by her friends and family.

Posted in New Britain Herald, on Monday, 29 March 2021 21:05. Updated: Monday, 29 March 2021 21:08.