Doris Moore (Duncan) Dennen

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The cardinals sang and the white birches bowed low Monday, May 19, 2014, to honor the passing of Doris Moore (Duncan) Dennen, 96.

Doris was born July 30, 1917, in New Brunswick, Canada. She grew up on a dairy farm in Skowhegan, Maine. When she was 20, she and her cousin ventured off by bus to Connecticut where she took a job as a nanny. Here she fell in love and married William (Bill) Dennen (1913-1985) settling forever after in Manchester. In addition to raising five children, Doris, known as Mickey to close friends, worked as a nurse's aide at Mansfield Training Center and later at Bidwell Manor. She and Bill spent some time living in Florida and Rhode Island after retirement.

Doris was also predeceased by her second husband, Frank Duncan whom she married in 1999. She is survived by her brother, Harold Moore of Texas; five children, Bob Dennen and wife, Paula, Bill Dennen and wife, Marlene, Barbara Amodio and husband, Frank, Debra Jean and husband, Wayne, Nancy Thibeault and husband, Don; and stepson, Bill Duncan and wife, Bev, as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews whom she loved with all her heart.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home Thursday, May 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 23, at 11:30 a.m. at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 W. Center St., Manchester, followed by a Christian burial at St. James Cemetery, Manchester.

There was nothing more precious to Doris than family. In lieu of flowers, her family would ask that you make a special time to spend with a member of your own family. For online condolences please visit

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John F. Tierney Funeral Home
219 West Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040-4857
(860) 643-1222
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Published in Journal Inquirer from May 21 to May 25, 2014