Duncan E. Hall, Seekonk

‘Grandpa Duncan Donuts’ was a Korean War veteran

Posted 8/10/20

Duncan E. Hall, 89, of Seekonk, died peacefully on August 7, 2020 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the loving husband of Gladys E. (Vermette) Hall for 64 wonderful years. Born in Seekonk, he was the …

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Duncan E. Hall, Seekonk

‘Grandpa Duncan Donuts’ was a Korean War veteran

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Duncan E. Hall, 89, of Seekonk, died peacefully on August 7, 2020 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the loving husband of Gladys E. (Vermette) Hall for 64 wonderful years. Born in Seekonk, he was the son of the late R. Eugene Hall & Hazel (Johnson) Hall.

Mr. Hall was a banker with First National Bank, Fleet Bank, and Bank of America for 40 years until his retirement. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren who lovingly referred to him as “Grandpa Duncan Donuts.”   

In addition to his wife, he leaves his loving daughter, Deborah J. Keeney of Warren. He was the cherished grandfather of Alexandra H. Keeney, Kyeshia Y. Keeney, the late Brett Keeney, and two great-grandchildren.   He was the brother of Joyce Stephanopolous of Riverside and the late Lois Crombie & E. Virginia Bryson.  He also leaves many nieces and nephews who lovingly referred to him as "Uncle Duncan Donuts."

His graveside service was held Tuesday, August 11 in Seekonk Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852 will be appreciated.

Arrangements are in the care of the Home of J.H. Williams & Co., 210 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI.  For online messages of condolence, kindly visit www.jhwilliamsfuneralhome.com

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