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Paula Maguire Duncan M.D.

Essex Junction, Vermont

1947 - 2017 (Age 70)

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Paula Maguire Duncan MDAge: 70 • Essex JunctionPaula Duncan died peacefully in her home on the morning of October 25, 2017. She is survived by her husband Dr. Jim Duncan; her older son Dr. Josh Duke and his wife Maura and their children Alana, Olivia and Will, her younger son Jim Duncan and his...

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I have not seen Paula in probably 25 years, yet in my mind I can easily see her beautiful smile and hear her contagious laugh. I learned so much from her about listening , empathy , concern as well as levity when with a patient, but most of all I remember the fun we had together, both at work and with friends. Although she died much to soon, Paula packed so much into her 70 years, more than most of us could do in two lifetimes and with her accomplishments and her children has left the world...

I will always remember Paula as a compassionate, caring, and lovely woman. As part of the "University Pediatrics" team, I was lucky enough to call her my doctor. Memories of her long lasting friendship with my mom, Kathy Blum, and all of the staff at UPeds, provide comfort to me.

Paula made an immeasurable contribution to the health and wellbeing of children, not only in Vermont, but nationwide. As a child welfare professional, I so much appreciate her focus on the whole child. What a pleasure it was to encounter Jim and Paula on a country road in Grand Isle some months back, and to connect for what turned out to be one last time. Take good care.

Paula I will forever miss you and the Christmas party you had at your home, I will never forget the memory I have with you holding my infant daughter which is now eighteen , I will never think that my visit to Vermont will be the last memory I have of you. I love you with all my heart and soul .. Natalie Frankowski

To Jim and the Duncan family; Our condolences to all of you. We've know each other for so many years and numerous musical performances. Paula and Stephanie sat together for many of those performances, especially the Vermont Mozart Festival. What a great person Paula was and married to a fantastic, supportive husband. She will be missed by all to whom their lives were touched by Paula.

The Lamoille Family Center sends it condolences to Paulas family and to thank them for designating the Family Center as a recipient of donations in Paulas honor.

With this support, our dedicated staff will continue to encourage, educate and celebrate families, achieving great results that Paula would be proud of:

•Parents will be the first and best teachers for their children.
•Children will enter kindergarten ready to learn.
•Youth will thrive.

Our...

Paula was an inspirational leader in Pediatrics. I always inspired to "be like Paula". Her work on many pediatric initiatives at the American Academy of Pediatrics definitely helped improve the lives of children not only in Vermont but in the rest of the world. Her leadership will be missed. My sincere sympathies go to her beloved family.

My sincere sympathies to Jim and Paula's family. I had the great pleasure to work with her on the Bright Futures project and other AAP committees and task forces. Her contributions to children and adolescents as well as pediatricians was immense. Working with her was always such a pleasure as she guided us with her enthusiasm and charm. She taught us about "strengths", not only in our patients but by her own example.