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Duncan Denny

NORFOLK — Duncan Denny, passed away at his home on June 19, 2018. 

He was born June 20, 1927, in New Rochelle, N.Y., to Dorothy and Cary Freeman Denny. 

 Duncan grew up in Pelham Manor, N.Y., and Norfolk. 

He graduated from South Kent School in 1945 and served in the Army Air Corps as a radar technician, stationed in the Azores. He is a graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., and Clark University in Worcester, Mass. 

He coached soccer and taught mathematics at Worcester Academy, St. Andrew’s School, Middletown, Sewickley Academy, and Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) from 1969 to 1989. 

Duncan was raised to a Master Mason at Western Star Lodge, Norfolk in 1970. He was a district deputy twice and recipient of the Edward Pierpoint Award. He belonged to Housatonic Lodge in North Canaan and was a current member of St. Andrew’s Lodge in Winsted. He was a devoted brother.

He served his community as an assistant scoutmaster, was on the board of the Norfolk Historical Society and participated in the annual Teens Against Polio talent show. He enjoyed performing in musical theater at HVRHS and the Warner Theatre.

Duncan sang in his church choirs and also became a licensed lay reader in the Episcopal Church, at St. Stephen’s in Sewickley, Pa., St. James in Winsted, Christ Church in North Canaan, Trinity Church in Torrington and Church of the Transfiguration in  Norfolk, where he also served on the Bishop’s Committee.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ayreslea Rowland Denny; his children, Bea Tirrell and her husband, Charlie, Deirdre Denny and Rowland Denny and his wife, Robin; and his grandchildren: Carrere, Andrea, Henry and his wife, Robin E., Amelia and Reg.

A gathering will be held at 549 North St. in Norfolk on Friday, July 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a Masonic service at 6:30 p.m. 

A memorial service will be held at Church of the Transfiguration in Norfolk, on Saturday, July 7, at 11 a.m.

The Kenny Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements. 

Memorial donations may be sent to Foothills VNA, Hospice, 32 Union St., Winsted, CT 06098.