Our Classmates

Bruce "Smokey" Duncan

Bruce's senior candid photo.
Our dear classmate Bruce Duncan passed away on Apr. 26, 2023. He joined our class in first grade.
Here are some excerpts from his obituary, which appeared in The Republican newspaper:
Bruce M. Duncan was born on Apr. 2, 1952. Sadly, he passed away on Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2023.
Bruce was an expert truck driver, having worked for many companies throughout Springfield.
A die-hard Montreal Canadiens' fan, Bruce loved the game of hockey and played for several years.

Bruce was predeceased by his parents, James and Elda Duncan. He leaves behind his wife, Marlene of 42 years; son, Daniel and girlfriend, Kayla; stepdaughter, MaryAnne Bishop; and two grandchildren.
Bruce was well known everywhere he went and will be greatly missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider a donation to help with his final expenses.
Homeroom photo in Bruce's freshman year. Front row: Kristine D'Angelo, Patricia Donovan, Lois Dusenberry, Beverly Dion, Suzanne Dreyer, Jeanne Donovan, Debra David, Denise Descheneaux, Barbara Ducharme, Anna D'Angelo, Mrs. Rachel Fleming. Row 2: Julia Devine, William Creighton, Michael DiMonaco, Donald Eddy, Mitchell Dante, Henry Dickinson, Beth Davidson, Karen Esposito. Row 3: Fred Doersam, William Davis, David Emerson, Ralph Donohue, David Farioli, Bruce Duncan, John Evans, Michael Doe. Not pictured: Brian Falk, Noreen Dubour.
Homeroom photo in Bruce's sophomore year. Front row: Sandra Cushman, Suzanne Dreyer, Beverly Dion, Lois Dusenberry, Debra David, Denise Descheneaux, Mrs. Nola Sheldon. Row 2: Kristine D'Angelo, Patricia Donovan, Beth Davidson, Karen Esposito, Anna D'Angelo, Barbara Ducharme, Julia Devine. Row 3: William Davis, Donald Eddy, Michael Doe, Roy Esposito, Ralph Donohue. Row 4: Fred Doersam, Mitchell Dante, William Creighton, Michael DiMonaco, Bruce Duncan. Not pictured: Henry Dickinson, John Evans.
Homeroom photo in Bruce's junior year. Front row: Mr. Ronald Sarazin, Linda Gray, Vivian Haskell, Karen Esposito, Deborah Gray, Barbara Ducharme. Row 2: Thomas Gorman, Dale Goddard, Stephen Geoffrion, Steven Gagner, Lois Dusenberry, Deborah Hanson, Donna Fiorentino. Row 3: Armand Gamache, Douglas Goodrich, John Haetinger, Roy Esposito, John Evans, Bruce Duncan, Andrew Farquharson. Row 4: Brian Falk, Mark Hadeler, Richard Grimaldi, David Farioli, Peter Garafalo. Not pictured: Donald Eddy, Ann Marie Hearn.
Bruce later in life.
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