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“Maryann and family:So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. What a great life he lived, filled with family and friends. To have 10 children and...Read More »
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“My condolences to my Uncle Duncan's family. He was the youngest of the 5 brothers. My father was the oldest and I am the oldest grandchild of James G...Read More »
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“I grew up hearing about Duncan and his wife Peggy through stories my parents would share about their Village Club friends. Duncan was a Big figure...Read More »
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“Duncan and Peggy meant so much to me. I was grateful for your dads friendship and the time we spent together . You are all in my prayers. ”
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“Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one, may God give you strength and comfort during this difficult time. (Psalms 46 :1) ”
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“Our deepest sympathy to the Anderson family. The peace from our Heavenly Father will sustain you in the days ahead. ”
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“My condolences to the family. May the God of comfort be with your family and bring peace at this time.1peter5:7 ”
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Duncan Wood Anderson, our cherished father, grandfather, and great grandfather, died peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones due to complications from diabetes on December 9, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret (Peggy) Eulalia Anderson, to whom he had been married for 63 years.
Born in Needham on July 10, 1928, he was the son of the late James Gray Anderson of Aberdeen Scotland and Matilda Josephine (McKenna) Anderson of Armagh, Ireland. He was the youngest of five brothers; the late James, Joseph, Angus, and Gerald Anderson, all five of whom enlisted to serve in WWII.
Duncan graduated from Needham High School, the class of 1946, where he was a three-sport athlete on champion football, hockey, and baseball teams. He attended Northeastern University, Harvard, Boston College, and MIT and was a graduate of Wentworth Institute with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
He was a member of the U.S. Army and was a WWII Veteran, serving in the Pacific and in Seoul, Korea from 1946-1948. As a member of the XXIV Corps., 207th Military Police in Seoul, he served as a personal bodyguard for Dr. Kim Que Sic and his family. Duncan was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Needham, MA, Post #2496 and of the American Legion, Plymouth, MA, Post #0040. In his youth, he was a member of Boy Scouts of America and was an Alter Server at St. Joseph's Parish in Needham.
Duncan was employed as the Regional Sales Manager for the East Coast of Carr Lane Manufacturing Company for 35 years, retiring in 1996. He also worked at Farrington Manufacturing Company as a Project Engineer; at Pickard and Burns Company as a Design Draftsman; at Standard Thompson Corporation as a Tool Designer; and at Anderson Machine, Inc. as a Machinist and Draftsman where he also served on their Board of Directors.
Duncan was very involved in the Needham community where he and Peggy raised their 10 children. He was the coach of the Needham Little League Baseball team "The Yankees" for 10 years, winning the town championship every year. He was a 4-year coach for the Needham Pee Wee and Squirts hockey program, and was an 8-year coach for the Needham Pop Warner Football Class A team, where he also served on the Board of Directors for 6 years. He also coached the champion Needham girls softball team, the "Falcons".
He was a past President and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Village Club in Needham, MA. He was also a life member of the ASME, American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Duncan was the beloved father of 10 children. He was adored by his five sons and their wives; Duncan Wood Anderson Jr. and his wife Sue of Hawaii; Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Anderson and his wife Marty of Wyoming; Richard James "Bud" Anderson and his wife Nancy of Bedford; John Patrick "Jack" Anderson and his partner Ann of Plymouth; and Scot Thomas Anderson of Wyoming. He was cherished by his five daughters and their husbands; Karen Marie Antosz and her husband John of Sagamore Beach; Maryann Margaret Scheufele and her husband Steve of Plymouth; Marjorie Jean Anderson Farber and her husband John of Ohio; Nancy Jane Anderson-Semple and her husband Steve of Attleboro; and Beverly Sue Roberts and her husband Dave of Virginia. He was also a devoted and extremely proud grandfather of 27 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Duncan was proud of his Celtic heritage. He was a lifelong fan of the New England Patriots, the Boston Bruins, and the Boston Red Sox. He loved spending time with his family and will be greatly missed by all.
Duncan married Margaret Eulalia Athy on June 11, 1948. They lived together in Needham for 52 years before moving briefly to Lincoln NH, and then settling in Plymouth, where Duncan has been a resident for the past 19 years.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend visitation and a celebration of his life at the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave, Needham on Wednesday, December 13 from 10:00 – 11:15 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph's Church at 11:30 am. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Saint Mary's Cemetery in Needham. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the "Perkins School for the Blind" at