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ST. ALBANS—Peter K. Duncombe, 70, died May 22, 2011 at a Bangor hospital surrounded by his family. He was born February 4, 1941 in Brockton, MA, a son of Alfred and Louise (Flagg) Duncombe. He graduated from Thayer Academy in 1960 and attended the University of New Hampshire on a football scholarship. Peter always played and loved sports.

In August 1966, he married Genevieve Tresham. They started their life together with 3 children and added 3 more. He was employed in a variety of professions. He was most proud of his work at KVCAP helping people in the community. He was honest and always wanted to do the right thing. “Doing right was more important than being right.” Peter was kind, ethical, easy going, and generous. His family was his life’s work and he was extremely proud of all of his family.

He was a former fire chief for the St. Albans Fire Department, EMT for the Hartland/St. Albans Ambulance, served on the MSAD #48 School Board, the Town of St. Albans Planning Board, Sebasticook Valley Hospital Board of Trustees, and was active in town politics. He will be remembered for his support of women’s issues. He supported WomanCare and was a 26 year member of the National Organization of Women (NOW).

He is survived by his wife Ginnie; his children, Judi Davis and husband Donny, Chris Duncombe and wife Geri, Dan Duncombe and wife Barbara, Peter Duncombe and companion Missy Russell, Debbie Bragg and husband Jeremy, and David Duncombe and wife Kimberly; grandchildren, Brad Norris and wife Heather, Nick Norris, Andrew Peirce and companion Lauren Batchelder, Adam Peirce, Christopher Duncombe and fiancée Lori Jordan, Shaun, Margaret, Mathew, Heidi Ann, Norman, and Vivian Duncombe, Weston and Natalie Higgins, Kenzie and Maya Cooney, Tyler and Morgan Hunt, Jake and Jenna Winslow, Julianne and Josh Bragg; great grandchildren, Caleb, Tucker, Quinton, Lilianna, and Maddi; a brother, Bruce Duncombe and wife Sharon; 2 sisters, Margaret Duncombe and partner Zoa McGuire and Deborah Duncombe. He was predeceased by his beloved grandson, Peter “Trey” Duncombe.

A memorial service will be held 3:30 P.M. Friday, May 27th at the Irving Tanning Community Center, Hartland with the Rev. Ellen Bridge officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to WomanCare Aegis, 8 Mechanic Street, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426.

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