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“I just came across some photos of Duane a few nights ago. He is missed. The last time I saw him we were having dinner at China Garden going over...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Jennifer Anderson - VT - friend

“I was stunned and deeply saddened to learn of Duane's death this past weekend while visiting family in Vermont. I met Duane when he took on the job...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Chris Ziegler Ulsh - Fleetwood, PA

“My Deepest Sympathies to the friends and family of Duane Miller. I just learned of his passing, just this past weekend while visiting Kurn Hattin. ...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Rhonda Gaudreau Nolan - Danbury, CT

“Matt and family,I'm so sorry for your loss. Stay strong it will get better. Matt, keep you head up bud! ”
4 of 22 | Posted by: The Rabideau Family

“So sorry to hear of Duane's passing. Got to know him well from working with him at Kurn Hattin Homes. Our sympathy to Lori and family. What a...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Kathy and Warner Hodgdon - VT

“Ginny, I am so sorry to hear about Duane.At a time of so much sadness, I hope that the love and wonderful memories he left you with will help you...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Barbara Coffin

“I knew Duane in school and from being friends with his sister, Kathy. I also know his brother and other sisters. He was a great and kind hearted...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Bernice (Bun) Smith (Klick)

“Will be sorry to miss the funeral, but with you all in spirit. ”
8 of 22 | Posted by: Diana McKinnon - Margaree Forks, NS

“To Duane's family: So sorry to hear of Duane's passing. I had the chance to see him in Bellows Falls, Vt. not that long ago. Was so good to see...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“i know duane from church in brattleboro he was a great person will be very missed he all was had a smile my prayers are with the family ”
10 of 22 | Posted by: donna woods

“Duane ran with my brother in cross country in Bellows Falls and Donnie spent time with our family during high school. I will remember his intense...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Darlene Stearns Petke

“Had Duane as a student about 1970 at Kurn Hattin. He told me I gave him his first A. Always a friend from those years. Will never forget him. ...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Jack Adams

“So sorry to hear of Duane's accident. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help.Linda...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Mrs. S, Dummerston School

“I knew Duane when I was a Kurn Hattin student and we have remained friends throughout the years. Duane and I served together on the alumni board. ...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Jerry Bardwell KH Class of '73

“I lived and went to school at Kurn Hattin with Lynn, David and Duane. I had talked with Duane on Alumi Day a while ago. I was so happy that he had...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Christine Mulvey (Chandler) - VT

“my condolences to all the family ”
16 of 22 | Posted by: Pat Reed - Hinsdale, NH

“Duane was a good person who will be greatly missed. His work with the children at Kurn Hattin helped many to become who they are today. Condolences...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Anna Zonczyk Tilton - KEENE, NH

“We are so sad to hear of Duane's passing. Such a good man. Taken much too soon. He will be missed.Steve and Kim Keefe ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Lori, Sam, Matt and Family & Friends,I am so sorry to hear of Duane's passing. My thoughts and Prayers are with you as you mourn in this most deep...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Terry Martin - Brattleboro, VT

“Offering our deepest condolences during this time. ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: The Staff of Atamaniuk Funeral Home - VT

“To a trusted friend, I will miss you sorely. Rest in Peace Duane. God Bless you and my thoughts to your family and beloved friends at this time. ”
21 of 22 | Posted by: jen anderson - westminster, VT

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Miller family. So very sorry to hear of Duane's passing.Dennis & Debbie Albro ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: Dennis&Debbie Albro - Westminster, VT


Westminster- Duane Edward Miller, 58, of US Route 5 in Westminster died unexpectedly Monday, March 4, 2013 in Williamsburg, Mass, the result of an accidental fall while on a jobsite. A resident of the area since the age of five, Duane was born in Bessemer Township, MI on April 22, 1954 the son of Duane Edsel and Joann (Rose) Miller. He had attended New England Kurn Hattin Homes and was a graduate of Bellows Falls Union High School, Class of 1974. He went on to attend Keene State College. For the past several years, he was a self-employed commercial painter and owner of Team Paint based in Westminster. Previously he had worked at Kurn Hattin Homes for 18 years as a house parent. Duane loved the outdoors and helping the area youth, serving as a mentor. A large percentage of his workforce included young single adults from the greater Bellows Falls and Brattleboro area. In conjunction with his painting business he also was an arborist. He was married to Lori J. Bell on August 23, 1985 at Community Bible Chapel in Brattleboro. Survivors include two sons, Samuel Miller of Marlborough, N.H. and Matthew Miller of West Dummerston, one brother, Donald Miller of Sumter, S.C., three sisters, Virginia Parry of Englewood, FL, Lynn Hume of Lempster, N.H. and Kathleen Nightingale of Winchester, N.H. Additionally, he leaves many nieces and nephews. A memorial service in celebration of Duane's life will be conducted Saturday, March 23rd at 10:00 A.M. at Grace Community Evangelical Free Church in Spofford, NH, with Pastor Lew Miller, officiating. A reception will follow the services to be held in the church's fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Duane's name may be made to New England Kurn Hattin Homes, P.O. Box 127, Westminster, VT 05158 attn: Connie Sanderson.

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