Dr. Thomas Duncan, beloved husband of Jean K. Duncan of North Haven died peacefully Sept. 15, 2008 in the comfort of his home with his family. He was born in New Haven on April 14, 1923, son of the late John McGill and Rose Scully Duncan. He is survived by his loving daughter and son-in-law, Laurie and Jimi Rosen, and the light of his life, grandson, Duncan Rosen all of Miami, FL and Washington, CT. Dr. Duncan graduated with a B.A. degree from Clark University, Masters Degree from Boston University and PhD from New York University. He was a recognized child psychologist, professor and author. He was a veteran of WW II in the U.S. Army. The family would like to thank Dr. Jeremy Nadelmann, the nurses and home health caregivers and Chaplain Rose of Hospice in Branford for their care and kindness. Funeral service will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.A period of mourning will be observed at the Rosen family home, 304 Nettleton Hollow Rd., Washington, CT through Friday. Arrangements under the direction of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden.

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  1. Dear Cousin Jean, Laurie, Duncan and Jimi. We are thinking of you all during your time of sorrow and loss. Our deepest sympathy. We pray that cousin Tommy is resting peacefully. We loved cousin Tommy and will keep you all and him in our prayers. Laurie – I will always remember the spirit your dad had when we were growing up and visiting each other regularly. Brother Tom and I always looked forward to visiting with you becuase not only were you special but your parents were too. Love Cousin Fred, Lisa, Kendall, Amanda and Cole Duncan

  2. Dear Jean and Laurie I was so sorry to read of Tom’s passing. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. In growing up, the Duncan family has been a second family to me. The friendship and memories we have shared will long remain a treasured part of my life. I speak for my father, Charles Senecal, and myself in expressing our deepest sympathy in your time of grief. With much love, Charles Senecal and daughter Marilyn

  4. Laurie, Jimi, Duncan and Jean: We were sad to hear the news of your father, grandfather and husband. We send our deepest sympathy and you are all in our thoughts and prayers. I remember the visits to your home in North Haven and how much life and spirit Tommy had. He was always the life of the party. I also remember the visits to Ansonia and the pool parties at Aunt Mary’s home. Barbara and I send our love to you all during this time of sorrow. Tom and Barbar Duncan

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