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Mr. James R. Duca
  • Marie Esther Health Center
    720 Boston Post Rd., East
    Marlborough, MA 01752

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“Mary, my deepest sympathy in your sudden loss. Heaven has gained another angel. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Sheila Girouard - Hudson, MA

“Mary, Gina, Kenna and the whole family,We are so sorry for the loss of Jim. May your family be at peace now and in the days ahead. Blessings,Sharon,...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Sharon and Jack Yadon - MO

“My condolences to the family sorry for your loss may God be your strength in this time of deep sorrow Psalms18:6 ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Mary and family,Very sorry to hear about Jim's death. Please accept my sincere condolences. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Diane...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Mary & family, Was so, so sorry to hear about Jim's death. You are all in my thoughts & I hope your loving memories of him will help to sustain you...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Marian Gibson - Chatham, MA

“I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Grace Sheldon Lyons - Charlotte, NC

“Mary, So sorry of hear of Jim's sudden death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. God Bless! Kenny &...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Beverly & Kenny Mills - Friend

“Mary,My deepest condolences to you and Family.I do not know if you remember me. I worked with Jim in NAC.Working with Jim and visiting You and Jim at...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to learn that Jim died.Many fond memories from "cruising the back roads" of Marlborough to golfing here in Florida.He was such a nice guy. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Jay and Elaine Iannini - FL

“To the Duca family words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss we miss you all and think of you often we love you ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: james and cory hutchinson - MA

“Dear Mary we are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing, words can not describe our sorrow at your loss. Love, Diane & Leo ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Diane & Leo Paris - ME - Friend

“Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. A great guy and will be truly missed. Leo and Helen Barsamian ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Helen Barsamian - Marlborough, MA


James R. Duca, 72, formerly of Marlborough, died suddenly after being stricken at his home in Florida, on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017.
Born in Marlborough, he was the son of the late Joseph, "Papa Joe" and Evelyn (Taubner) Duca, and the husband of Mary (Ricciuti) Duca, of Dennis Port, Ma; and Boynton Beach, FL.
Besides his loving wife and best friend of 51 years, he is survived by his daughters Gina Klay of Ashland, MA, Heather Duca and her partner Levon Gulbankian, his brothers Joseph and his wife Lorraine, "Dolly," Duca, Paul and his wife Debbie Duca, all of Marlborough; his five granddaughters: Makenna, Evelyn, Natalie, Jorden, and Violet. He was predeceased by his grandson Jace. Jim also has many loving nieces, nephews, along with members of his wife's family that he was very close with.
Jim was recently retired from his Senior Analyst job and was thoroughly enjoying his time with family and friends at the Cape and in Florida. He especially enjoyed his time on the ocean captaining his boat "Endless Summer." Jim was a hard worker all of his life and was enjoying the fruits of his labors. He was a jack of all trades and renovated countless properties with his many skills.
While a Marlborough resident, Jim was a member of the Sons of Italy. He also served as an interim City Councilor at Large following the death of his father Joe. He recently joined the Orleans-Eastham Elks volunteering at their popular Friday fish frys.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 from 2-5 pm at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc.,40 Pleasant Street, Marlborough, MA. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Matthias Church, 409 Hemenway Street, Marlborough, MA 01752.
Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Wilson St., Marlborough, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, Post Office Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502 www.npcf.us, or Marie Esther Health Center, 720 Boston Post Rd., East, Marlborough, MA 01752.