Natalie J. Duggan

May 7th, 2020

Natalie J. (Parker) Duggan, age 85, a longtime resident of Wilmington, passed away on May 5, 2020 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Natalie was born on March 21, 1935 in Everett. She was the daughter of the late Anna and Elmer Parker. She was Salutatorian of the Georgetown High School graduating class of 1952.

In 1953 Natalie married the love of her life, Tom Duggan and together they raised five children in Wilmington. In their younger years they spent summer weekends at their camp in Conway NH. Once retired they became “snow birds” and enjoyed their winters in Sarasota FL. Natalie loved crossword puzzles, reading and playing Scrabble. She also loved movies- GoneWith the Wind and The Wizard of Oz were two of her favorites.

Natalie was the beloved wife of Thomas Duggan, devoted mother of Robert Duggan and his wife Norma of Kingston, NH, Thomas Duggan Jr. and his wife Debbie of Wilmington, MA, Charles “Chuck” Duggan and his wife Darleen of Nashua, NH, Michael Duggan and his wife Patty and Sheila Duggan Chabot and her husband Jeremy all of Wilmington. She was the Grandmother of Jill (Duggan) Kirchoff, Colleen Duggan, Charles Duggan Jr., Jamie (Duggan) Preston, Thomas Duggan III, Kristen Duggan, Nicholas Duggan and Derek Duggan. Great Grandmother to Kaiylee Duggan, Boston Bludsworth and Fiona Duggan. Dear sister of Harry Parker of Salem, NH, Doug Parker of Tewksbury, MA, Alice Newell of Ogunquit, ME, Bud Stanley and his wife Donna of Sarasota, FL, the late Elmer Parker and the late Charles Parker. Natalie is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Due to the current situation of the Coronavirus and for everyone’s safety, the Duggan family has decided to do a private service at this time.

In lieu of flowers Memorial donations in Natalie’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02454 or online through

Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington, MA.


11 Entries in Guest Book for “Natalie J. Duggan”

  1. Kathleen and Kenneth Carroll says:

    Ken and I are sorry for you all loss. Thinking of you all please let us know if you need anything. Aunt Natalie was always so kind and loved our talks before she got Alzheimer’s .. Deepest sympathy, Ken and Kathy and family

  2. Lori Bruce says:

    I have such good memories of my aunt Nat. Uncle Tom and my cousins,I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers ,Lori

  3. Karen Meehan says:

    Sheila, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Laurie Briere says:

    Sheila and Family – So sorry for your loss. May your happiest of memories with your Mom bring you comfort now and always. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Christina Brown says:

    Nick, I’m so sorry for your loss.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Mike longo says:

    Nat and Tom and their entire family were a valued part of my life growing up in Wilmington many years ago. I had the great pleasure of seeing Tom last June and then learned of Natalie’s condition, and Tom’s devotion to her. God bless Nat, Tom, and all the kids.

  7. Jim and Jayne MacInnis says:

    Duggan clan: So sorry to hear of your loss. Jim has known Nat and loved her for over 50 years. She was a strong woman and the matriarch of the family.She will forever live in our hearts and we hope you will find comfort in your memories. We have many fond memories to reflect on.Sending love and prayers.

  8. Mimi Mchugh says:

    To the Duggan Family, We are extremely saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. We will keep you in our prayers. Love, Rich & Mimi McHugh

  9. Ann & Gerry Duggan says:

    Always fond memories of Nat along with Tom by her side. My first memory will always be Tom and Nat carrying Bobby In our living room on Harvard Ave.Toms devotion to his beloved Natalie will be an Inspiration for the rest of us.

    Rest In peace Natalie.

  10. Ann & Gerry Duggan says:

    Our sympathy’s are with Tom and family on the passing of Toms beloved Natalie. Toms devotion to his beloved Natalie will be an Inspiration to all of us. Will always remember my first memory of Tom and Nat, carrying Bobby In our living room on Harvard Ave.

    Rest In peace Natalie.

  11. Neil Stephenson says:

    Deepest condolences to the Duggan & extended families. Have been missing her for some time. To always remember her tough persona, quick wit, & holiday catch-up conversations we’d have. Sheila & Tom have done so much & endured even more. The many years of unconditional love, support, & sacrifice sustained her immensely through an anguished journey. Such devotion is to be rewarded with peace, rest, & content. Rest peacefully dear Natalie.

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