Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home Obituaries

David P. Duncan 11/13/2017


David Pearce Duncan



He was a resident of Mendon, MA and passed away at his home on November 13th at the age of 74 from pulmonary fibrosis. He leaves his loving wife Mildred (Wilcox) Duncan of 49 years and was the son of the late Anne and Harvey Duncan.


He is survived by his brother, Richard H. Duncan of Angier, NC. He also leaves his son Bradford C. Duncan and his wife Alyssa of Portsmouth, NH and three daughters, Lisa A. and her husband Steen Christensen of Mendon, Jennifer L. and her husband James Fitzpatrick of Franklin and Kristin H. and her husband Anthony Golini of Mendon. He is also survived by nine wonderful grandchildren, Mimi, Cameron, Conner, Caleigh, Abby, Olivia, Anthony, Emily, and Madelyn.


He was a writer and creative director at two business-to-business Rhode Island advertising agencies prior to forming Donnelly & Duncan, Inc. as a partner and executive vice president until his retirement in 2003.


Dave and Millie loved to travel and roamed the world on more than twenty-five ocean cruises and many land-based trips.

Dave was also a reserve police officer and the police photographer in Medway for some 40 years and developed a number of innovative techniques in crime scene photography during that time. He was also sworn as a deputy sheriff in Norfolk County.


He was an active Freemason and a Past Master of Milton Lodge, and was also a member of Charles River Lodge in Medway.  He served the Massachusetts Grand Lodge as District Deputy Grand Master of the Boston 4th Masonic District, and was awarded the Joseph Warren medal for distinguished service. He received his 50-year veteran’s medal in 2016. He was also a member of the York Rite bodies, a 32º Mason of the Scottish Rite, Aleppo Shriners, the Kilwinning Club of Boston and the Royal Order of Scotland.


He was also active in the Scottish community in New England and was chairman of the piping competition committees for many of New England’s Scottish Highland Games. He was a vice president of the Clan Donnachaidh Society and a member of the Scots Charitable Society. In 1995 he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.


At Dave’s request there will be no funeral service. He will be cremated and interred at Evergreen Cemetery in Medway. A celebration of his life may be held at a later time of which due notice will be given.