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Karen R. Duggan, age 73, of Lynnfield, died Sunday, March 19, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington.

Born in Lynn on April 12, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Lorna (Pratt) Simpson.

Mrs. Duggan was a lifelong Lynnfield resident. She was both raised and educated in Lynnfield and was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 1961. She was a member of Saint Maria Goretti Church and the Lynnfield Art Guild. Additionally, Mrs. Duggan was a former member of the Sweet Adeline's of Arlington and the American Needle Point Guild and served as a judge in many shows.

She was the beloved wife of John P. Duggan, Jr. She was the loving mother of Julianne E. Hines and her husband, Joey, Kathleen E. Duggan, John P. Duggan III and his wife, Natalie, and Amy M. Fuller and her husband, Paul, all of Danvers. She was the sister of Jonathan Simpson and his wife, Carol, Christopher Simpson and his wife, Pauline, and Kathy Simpson. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren, John IV, Timothy, Jillian, Isabelle, Jarrod, Andrew, and Martin.
Her funeral will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield, Saturday at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Maria Goretti Church, 112 Chestnut St., Lynnfield at 10 a.m. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 260 Cochituate Road #200, Framingham, MA 01701.
Published on  March 22, 2017
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