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05/05/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Jane Monfalcone Duncan

Jane Earl Monfalcone Duncan
(d. 03 May 2011)

Newport News High School Class of June 1942

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   We have more sad news today. 
  Jane Monfalcone Duncan, Class of June 1942, passed away in Lynchburg on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 at the age of 85.

  From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of FL - 05/04/11, 9:23 AM - "   Jane (Monfalcone) Duncan":

I just received a call this morning that my Aunt Jane (my dad’s sister for whom I was named) passed away yesterday. She was a graduate of NNHSin (June of 1942). The obituary is not yet published, but Peninsula Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Visitation is tomorrow evening and the funeral will be at 1:00 PM Friday. She was one of the most beautiful and gracious people I have ever known. We will miss her so much. Please post this on the website as information becomes available.

   Oh, Jane, I'm so sorry to hear this!  You and your family have our deepest sympathies.

From the Daily Press - 05/05/11:   

                      Jane Monfalcone Duncan
    NEWPORT NEWS - Jane Monfalcone Duncan, 85, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, while visiting her son in Lynchburg, Va.

Mrs. Duncan was a lifelong resident of Newport News and had been a longtime realtor on the Peninsula. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church for many years. She loved doing art work, but her greatest joy was her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jennings B. Duncan Jr.; and her father, Councilman Al Monfalcone.

Survivors include one daughter, Beverly Duncan Wyatt of Chesapeake; two sons, Jennings B. Duncan III of Buckingham, and Monty Duncan and wife, Kristi of Madison Heights; and six grandchildren, Amy, Alyson, Dale, Caleb, Matthew and Emily.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Peninsula Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Peninsula Funeral Home with burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from May 5 to May 6, 2011. Visit Guest Book


May 05, 2011

  Monty, May God Bless you and your family. Your love for God and all your wonderful memories will give you strength during your time of sorrow.

~ Bill & Sheryl Ward, Richmond, Virginia

May 05, 2011 

  Beverly, Always thought a lot of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

~ Sue (Witcher) Shaffer

May 05, 2011  

Jane was a wonderful Christian woman. I can remember how she worked with the youth at Calvary Baptist when i was growing up in the church. To her family, always know she loved you all and will continue to watch over you in the days ahead. Remember the good times, laughs and tears you all shared with her. She was a great lady, kind to everyone.

~ Barbara Hurt Banton, Hampton, Virginia

May 05, 2011  

When Mrs. Duncan was at The Mennowood I loved going up to her room and talking with her. She was a wonderful lady and I was sad when she left our facility. She always talked about her family and what they meant to her. May God be with you during this time.

 ~ Pam Leadbetter, Newport News, Virginia

May 05, 2011  

  Jinx, Bev and Monty: I was very saddened to hear about your mom. I know my mom and others were there to meet her! She was very special to me and my sister Helen. We send our condolences and prayers to the family. We love you.
Sarah Puckett Kressaty and
Helen Puckett Orosz

May 06, 2011

Sorry to hear of Jane's passing. We used to square dance with her when she was a member of "Merry Mixers". Your mom was always a beautiful and sweet lady. We now are living near Roanoke, VA.

May 06, 2011  

It was difficult to say goodbye to a dear friend and sister in Christ. We were in Sunday School and Circle together many years ago, but connected in a different and stronger way when Jane came to W'burg to do the Precepts Bible Study of Hebrews sometime in the 90's. We enjoyed sharing insights and personal stories during those times, and I'll never forget our times together.
She loved you all dearly as I am sure you know, and even though we didn't see each other often in the past years, I'll miss her, knowing that she is now part of "that great cloud of witnesses" cheering the rest of us on.
May God bless you with His grace in the coming days, weeks and years.

~ Mary Ann Wiley, Williamsburg, Virginia

May 07, 2011

   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Jane's family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Lead Me Gently Home

Words and Music by Will L. Thompson, 1879
(07 Nov 1847 - 20 Sept 1909)

Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home;
When life’s toils are ended,
And parting days have come,
Sin no more shall tempt me,
Ne’er from Thee I’ll roam,
If Thou’ll only lead me, Father,
Lead me gently home.

* Refrain:
Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home, Father,
Lest I fall upon the wayside,
Lead me gently home.

Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home;
In life’s darkest hours, Father,
When life’s troubles come,
Keep my feet from wand’ring,
Lest from Thee I roam,
Lest I fall upon the wayside,
Lead me gently home.

"Lead Me Gently Home" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 05/16/08

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Flower Bar 45 Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 01/10/10

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