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Joan A. Duncan

Joan A. Duncan

February 18, 1936 - September 7, 2020     Age: 84

It is with great sadness that the family of Joan (Noanie) A. Duncan announce her passing on Monday, September 7, 2020 at the age of 84 years.

Noanie will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 64 years, Jock Duncan; her children, John (Lisa), Cathy, Michael (Elisabeth) and Tim (Melissa). Noanie will also be remembered by her twelve grandchildren, Sean (Katherine), Erin (Payton), Matthew (Lauren), Allison, Brooke (Dan), Christopher (Rebecca), Duncan (Christi), William, Kathleen, Tucker, Ryan and Haley.

She also leaves behind a great-grandchild, Grace.

She is predeceased by her younger sister, Marylou Cornet.

A native of New Jersey, Noanie attended Dwight School for Girls, class of 1953. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Economics from Mount Holyoke College in 1957. Noanie met Jock in 1955 on a blind date. They were married for over 64 years.

While raising four children, Noanie was active in various community associations. She loved her flowers, was a Master Gardener and active in the Garden Club of America. Noanie was also very involved with the Junior League of America and gave countless hours to the local PTO. She also gave her time to the Mary Fisher Home, a place for unmarried women with no family. Yet her real job was being a mom.

Noanie was a great lover of animals, with a household full of pets.

Her family will receive friends from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home.

She will be laid to rest in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Tenafly, New Jersey.

Memorial donations in Noanie’s name may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Nassau County or the Humane Society of Nassau County.

10 Condolences

  • Patricia Crouch Baker Posted September 10, 2020 2:20 pm

    Such a sweet lady.I am sorry for your loss.I only knew her through playing bridge and she surely enjoyed that!!

  • Francesco Borghese Posted September 10, 2020 3:36 pm

    Jock please accept our most sincere condolences Francesco and Amanda Borghese

  • Jim and Diane O’Malley Posted September 10, 2020 5:58 pm

    A wonderful woman, a wonderful couple. Jock, our thoughts are with you.

  • Becky McRae Posted September 11, 2020 12:00 pm

    Dear Jock and Family,
    Please accept my sincere condolences.
    I will miss Noannie at the bridge table.
    Fondly, Becky McRae

  • Elizabeth Solomon Posted September 11, 2020 3:18 pm

    Dearest Jock and Family:
    I am so very sorry for the Loss Of our None. I am a better person for knowing this one of Kind woman. My heart is full of sadness for your family. She always brought a smile to my face when I would see her. I was one of the fortunate to have her as a client and friend. Your marriage to the love of your life is to be Celebrated, you where there from beginning to end. My prayers and love to your wonderful family. Sincerely, Bunny

  • Tom Nesbitt Posted September 11, 2020 5:27 pm

    Jock, I am so sorry for your loss. Noanie was a wonderful lady.. Take comfort in your memories of your happy life together and in the love of your children and grandchildren. Stay well.

  • Tom Nesbitt Posted September 11, 2020 5:32 pm

    Jock, I am so sorry for your loss. Noanie was a wonderful lady..

  • Rita Trayner Posted September 14, 2020 1:34 pm

    To the Duncan family,
    I was so sorry to read I about Noanie’s passing. She was an elegant woman and a dear friend We experienced many of
    Life’s events together. Take comfort in the many happy memories of years past. Love to all I

  • Neal Freeman Posted September 14, 2020 2:38 pm

    Jock: We’re so sorry to hear this news. Sorry as well that we didn’t hear it until we returned to Amelia yesterday and found we had missed an opportunity to tell you (and yours) in person how much we liked Noanie and how much we’ll miss her sunny presence. She became our first friend when we arrived 12 or 15 years ago and was a constant source of grace and humor..God bless. Be well and be strong, my friend.

  • Jackie Stover Posted September 24, 2020 3:35 pm

    So many good memories and times with Noanie and Jock. My prayers are with you.

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