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Maria Dolores Duncan, 54, of Cambridge, Maryland died Saturday morning, March 5, 2016 at UMSMC at Easton with her loving family by her side.
Born in Virginia on July 19, 1961 she was a daughter of Maria Castellanos Ennis and Delbert Ennis. Maria graduated from Surratsville High School with the Class of 1979. She then attended MacQueen Gibbs Nursing School in Easton, Maryland.
On August 1, 1981 Maria married Thomas G. Duncan, Jr. and together raised nine beautiful children. Maria was a full-time mother and homemaker who enjoyed reading, cooking, cross-stitching, and enjoying the company of family and friends. Above all else she enjoyed devoting herself to Jesus and being involved in the community’s religious identity.
Surviving Maria besides her husband, are her children Thomas and wife Erica, Walter and wife Jaime, Cristina, Marguerite, Joseph, Timothy, Daniel, Abigail and Steven; Her grandchildren Summer, Hailie, Ella, Ayden, Addison, Mackenzie, Savannah and Piper; her father, Delbert Ennis; her Mother and Father-in-law Thomas and Frances Duncan; her sister Frances Hicks and husband Ray; her brother Anthony Ennis; her Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law Brad & Chris Duncan and Adam & Kimberly Snyder; Several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was her mother Maria Castellanos and granddaughter Bailey.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 beginning 12:00 noon at Sunnyside Alliance Church, 6010 Sunnyside Court, East New Market, MD with Pastor Dick Storr officiating. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the church. Interment will follow at the Oxford Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Maria’s sons.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations in memory of Maria to Sunnyside Alliance Church, P.O. Box 9, Secretary, MD 21664.
Arrangements entrusted to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge, MD.
To share online condolences with the family, please visit www.newcombcollins.com
Viewing and Visitation with Family10:00 am - 12:00 noon ,Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Sunnyside Alliance Church
6010 Sunnyside Court East New Market, MD, Dorchester 21631
Funeral Service12:00 noon ,Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Sunnyside Alliance Church
6010 Sunnyside Court East New Market, MD 21631
Interment2:45 pm ,Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Oxford Road Oxford , MD, Talbot 21654
Maria was a great homeshcool mentor! She was always transparent, and welcoming of everyone. I will miss her smile.
Latrice Mar 9 2016 12:00 AM
Sending light and love
Erin Willis Mar 9 2016 12:00 AM
My sympathy to the Duncan family I had never met her ,but have known Dr. Duncan ever since he started his practice in Cambridge.
Lola Ann Jones Mar 9 2016 12:00 AM
All of the great memories. Laughing, crying, " oops we missed what just happened with our children on the ball field because were chatting too much" moments, and "only a mother of a large family would understand" moments, .... I have a Treasury of wonderful memories built up from my friendship with Maria over the many years. I look forward to seeing her legacy through her wonderful children and grandchildren. How blessed we have been to be a part of her life here on earth. Love, laughter, and lasting friendship in good times and bad. She is a wonderful gem that we wished we could have held onto longer. God has His own plans and we surrender her accoding to His will, but I shall lovingly keep all of my great memories of and with Maria.
Amy Leaberry Mar 8 2016 12:00 AM
Extending deepest sympathy to family and friends in this time of sorrow. Please take comfort in knowing that soon all those in the memorial tombs will hear Jesus voice and come out (John 5:28,29). Until that blessed day, may the GOD of all comfort grant you peace (2 Cor. 1:3,4) while many fond memories of Maria warm your hearts.
A. Wingfield Mar 7 2016 12:00 AM
I loved being Marias best friend of forty-one years. I will miss her everyday! The Lord Jeus has a sweet angel in heaven. She loved her family with all her heart and soul. She has left behind many dear friends and I had the pleasure of meeting them and sharing our mutual friendship. Fly, fly like a butterfly and thank you for sharing your canopy bed with me in our youth. Love you always! Liz
Liz Turi Horne Mar 7 2016 12:00 AM
Sorry for your lost and prayers for family and friends going up.. When prayers go up blessings come down.. Stay strong..Sincerly, Tammy Gorham
Tammy Gorham Mar 7 2016 12:00 AM
Keeping the Duncan family in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry to hear of your loss and can understand your heartache of losing a loved one so dear to your family. May God Bless Maria and accept her into Heaven.
Rich and Elizabeth Meska Mar 6 2016 12:00 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Brandon, Amanda and Ava Clark
Brandon Clark Mar 6 2016 12:00 AM
She will be dearly missed .She is with her Lord whole .Prayers to all the family at this time .May they be comforted by God and he will be their sheild.
Belinda & Steve Bollinger Mar 6 2016 12:00 AM