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Plantsville Funeral Home
Saturday November 6th, 2021

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Plantsville Funeral Home
Saturday November 6th, 2021
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Craig A. Duncan

Craig A. Duncan, 62, of Southington, passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021 after a long, brave battle with brain cancer.

Craig was born on December 18, 1958 in Waterbury to the late David and Alice (Anderson) Duncan. After high school, he proudly joined the U.S. Marine Corps from Parris Island and served as a combat engineer, specializing in landmine warfare and touring Pendleton CA, 29 Palms and Japan.

In 1984, Craig started his career as a blasting technician at Blastech Inc. He was hard working, precise and enjoyed going to work every day. He also worked as a pyrotechnician for the Coast Guard and worked on the fireworks displays at Lake Compounce, Quassy and the First Night in Hartford.

In his early years, Craig lived fast. He enjoyed riding motorbikes and loved catching all types of swamp creatures, including frogs and salamanders. In the early 80's, he was a National Champion in Arm Wrestling. Craig loved animals and being outdoors. He especially enjoyed fishing and trips to the beaches at Cape Cod.

Craig is survived by his son, Shane Duncan and wife Rachel of Newington; his significant other of 13 years, Sandra Reed of Southington; 2 brothers, Scott Duncan of Oakville and Russell Duncan and wife Robin of Terryville, many nieces and nephews and his beloved cat, Sunny. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Karen Hazen and sister-in-law, Sandy Duncan.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Craig's memory may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd, Newington, CT 06111, cthumane.org/.

A memorial service with military honors will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St, Plantsville. Calling hours will be held before the service from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the funeral home. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.

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I did not know Mr. Duncan, but his son Shane teaches with me. Mr. Duncan did an exceptional job of raising a kind and compassionate teacher and friend. I'm sure he is proud of you Shane.

Ryan and Michelle Nov 5 2021 6:43 PM

I will miss Craig. As a fellow employee I always looked forward to his funny stories about his motorcycle riding days, being a marine, his family and his cat! He was a great person and I am sorry that I only had three years to work with him. My condolences to his family.🙏
Todd Thompson Blastech

Todd Thompson Nov 2 2021 7:20 PM

I worked on many jobs with Craig a pleasure to work with a true gentleman he will certainly be missed by all that knew him 🙏🙏

Brian Casey Oct 26 2021 8:05 AM

I am so sorry to hear about Craig's passing. I was just thinking about him last weeks when I was in Southington! My deepest condolences. He was the nicest guy to work with!

Phil Gauvin Oct 24 2021 5:25 PM

I and my family send our deepest sympathy to Sandy, Shane and Rachel and family for your loss. I've worked with many men throughout 35 yrs in the blasting industry, Craig was one of a kind.He was a supreme blaster, refined his craft of controlling chaos to a level obtained by few men. He was also one of the most honest men I've ever met, his integrity beyond compare.As a Christian he not only talked the talk but walked the walk. I will miss talking fishing and Christianity with him.Cheers to one of the best, see ya on the other side.

Joe Brignolo, Blaster, Blastech. Oct 24 2021 11:24 AM

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Zach Oct 24 2021 9:53 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. We send our thoughts and prayers your way during this difficult time.

Uncle Jim and Aunt Barbara Oct 22 2021 8:48 AM

Where do I start? My first memory of Craig was when we moved into our new house when he were about one or two. We shared a bedroom for many years. All three of us, Scott, Craig and me, Until Karen got married and Scott graduated to her room. In fact we shared a room until Craig went into the Marines. I was so proud of my brother becoming a Marine. It allowed him to do what he really loved which was blowing up things.
As he grew into his later years he reminded me of our dad in so many ways.
I am missing him and can't believe he's gone. But I will see him again in the place God has prepared for him.
So long for now Brother!

Russell Duncan Oct 21 2021 7:27 PM

Craig and I spent many hours fishing, and riding motorcycles off road together as well as working together. He was always a rough and ready guy, strong and durable. He had another side that was gentle and kind. That side became more dominant as the years passed. He enjoyed more the natural world , and his tender love of his son Shane, Sandy, and his beloved cat enriched his life. I will miss my brother, but will be glad to see him again in God's home.

Scott Duncan Oct 21 2021 9:50 AM

Former spouse of 21 years, I send my thoughts and prayers to the entire family. I extend my deepest sympathy, support and forever love to our only son Shane and his wife Rachel. May God's healing and grace be with you. Love always Mom.

Bernadette Duncan Oct 20 2021 6:57 AM

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