MANCHESTER - Brian E. Duckless, 57, of Manchester, died Dec. 29, 2013, at Elliot Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.
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He was born in Newport, Vt., on Sept. 16, 1956, to Harold and Lucille (Godin) Duckless. He grew up in Newport Center, Vt., and lived in Manchester for most of his life.
He graduated from North Country Union High School in Newport, Vt., in 1974 and from New Hampshire College, now Southern New Hampshire University, in 1978.
Brian worked as the New Hampshire territory manager for Mohawk Industries for many years. He was a member of the Elks Lodge 2155 in Newport and the Friday night bowling league at Stadium 10 Pin in Manchester.
He will always be a devoted son, brother, husband, father and "Papa." He was an avid bowler who also enjoyed boating and playing poker. In his younger days, he was a drummer in a country/western band. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be remembered for his infectious smile and for being gentle, kind, loving and supportive.
The family includes his wife of 35 years, Gail A. (Poulin) Duckless of Manchester; three children, Jeffrey Duckless and his wife, Kimberly, Jason Duckless and Jonathan Duckless, all of Manchester; two grandchildren, Colin and Caleb Duckless; his parents of Newport Center, Vt.; a sister, Darlene Duckless of Newport, Vt.; his parents-in-law, Edward and Lovy Poulin of Manchester; a sister-in-law, Susan Champagne of Franklin; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Poulin of Manchester; nephews, Cody, J.J. and Scott, and nieces, Amy and Beth; and a godchild, Emily.
services: Calling hours are Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon, followed immediately at noon with a funeral ceremony at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North Street, Manchester.
To leave a message of condolence, visit www.lambertfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund for Brian's grandchildren, once it is established, will be posted with his obituary on the funeral home website.
Published in Union Leader on Dec. 31, 2013
Lambert Funeral Home
1799 Elm Street Manchester, NH 03104