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Edward M. Ducey

September 30, 1925 ~ February 26, 2018 (age 92)

It is with heavy sadness that we announce the death of Edward M. Ducey, who passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018 at age 92. He will be remembered as a kind, patient, and hard-working man. He was a loving husband and father. He is survived by his wife of 68 years: Helen; his daughter: Susan Boldi and son-in-law, Fred; his sons: Richard Ducey and Kevin Ducey; grandchildren: Erin Boldi and Christopher Boldi; his brother: John Ducey and his family.

Born and raised in New Milford, CT, the son of Fred and Marie Ducey, he was a lifelong resident of New Milford, CT. He worked for over 40 years for the U.S. Postal Service.

He loved the springtime and looked forward to Easter each year because the flowers were starting to bloom, and the trees were budding.  His deck was like a botanical garden that overflowed with flowers that he enjoyed from spring through fall. Christmas was possibly his favorite time, though, and the house overflowed with decorations. The Christmas tree each year was adorned with so many ornaments that the branches were barely visible. He had a sense of humor and a quick wit. He had a love of reading and a thirst for knowledge.  And, in recent years, he became quite the computer whiz kid after he acquired and mastered his computer. He had a talent for home improvement projects and put those talents to good use at home.

He was part of the “greatest generation” and served honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He didn’t talk much about his military service and focused more on his family and the present moment.

In keeping with his love of flowers and the beauty of nature, any donations may be made in his memory to the Pratt Nature Center in New Milford, CT.

A private service will be held in the coming days, but a larger memorial service celebrating his life will be held in the spring on a “glorious” day when the flowers are blooming and reaching up toward the heavens.

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