Barbara E. Duggan

Date of Passing:

March 26, 2019

Duggan, Barbara E., 79, of Rhodes Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on March 26, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Richard and Dorothy (Rogers) Leonard, she was a lifelong resident of Riverside.

Mrs. Duggan was a Loan Officer for the former Fleet Bank for 35 years before retiring in 1997.

Barbara was a graduate of East Providence High School Class of 1957, where she was a chairwoman for the Class of 1957 Reunion Committee. She enjoyed sailing and traveling and was a devoted Boston Bruins fan.

She is survived by two sons, Raymond C. Duggan Jr. of Berkley, MA and Steven J. Duggan of Riverside; a brother, Robert Leonard of Tucson, AZ and four grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Richard Leonard and Ruth Lewis.

A Celebration of her Life will be held on Sunday March 31, 2019 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m.

Calling hours are Saturday 5-7 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Barbara’s memory to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. All of my early memories of Barbara are from our shared experiences in the EPHS band where I greatly admired her talent and musicianship. More recently, I was privileged to experience her kindness and warm welcome as I joined the EPHS ladies monthly luncheon and during our telephone conversations. She had an infectious laugh and great sense of humor. Rest in peace dear lady. You are already missed.

  2. Steve and Family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I wasn’t able to make it to the calling hours, but you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time . Cherish the memories you have . May she RIP.


  3. Knew Barbara and her sister Ruth from the neighborhood. I was shocked to see Barbara’s obituary because a couple of weeks ago I ran into her at Webster Bank and we talked for a while about growing up in Riverside. I will keep Barbara in my prayers. May she rest in peace.

  4. So very sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. She was a wonderful person, co-worker and friend. May she rest in peace.

  5. Will be missed dearly, Peter Calise, for the Class of 1957, EPHS.

  6. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Barbara at Fleet Bank, she was a wonderful person and I always appreciated her friendship. This world has lost a very special woman.

    May God Bless her,
    Carol Luther

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