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William A. Duncan

William A. Duncan, 63, husband of Jo-Ann (MacMonagle) Duncan, due to his heart condition, passed away suddenly in his Ipswich home on Friday May 21, 2021.

Born in Newport, NH on April 11, 1958 he was the son of the late Richard C. and Theofilia (Wiltowski) Duncan. Bill graduated from Newport High School, Class of 1976 going on to attend and graduate from the University of Rochester in NY with a degree in Economics and Psychology. 

In 1988, Bill married Jo-Ann MacMonagle, and together they raised their son, Riley in Beverly and for the past twenty-one years in Ipswich.

His profession was in the field of IT, employed at Epicor Software Inc, from which he retired.

Bill was an active man, who enjoyed skiing, white water kayaking, bicycling and hiking.  After college, he and his brother, Tom, bicycled cross country from Oregon to Virginia. In retirement he enjoyed traveling with his family, which included several extended trips to Spain.  He enjoyed music and was an accomplished guitarist. Bill was a longtime member of the Penguins Ski Club of Bartlett, NH.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a son, Riley B. Duncan of Ipswich; a twin brother, Thomas J. Duncan of Warner, NH; two sisters, Janis D. Taylor and her husband Edmund of Hilton Head, SC, Barbara D. Salmon and her husband Sam of Olivia, Spain and several nephews and nieces. He was the brother of the late Charles B.  Duncan formerly of Claremont, NH.

A celebration of Billís life will take place at the convenience of the family at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.


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