Monday, December 29, 2008

OBT: Jean Michel Duval

Jean Michel (Mike) Duval

Jean Michel (“Mike”) Duval, 76, of Kerrville and formerly of Tolland, Connecticut, died Saturday, December 27, after a four year battle with prostate cancer.

Born in Manchester, New Hampshire, the eighth of ten children, he served twenty years in the United States Air Force and 26 years at the Hartford Insurance Group in Hartford, Connecticut.

A member of Notre Dame Catholic Church, Mike served as a Eucharistic Minister. He was active in the Knights of Columbus for 49 years, most recently serving as Financial Secretary for Council 6409. He was a volunteer at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Kerrville. Mike also was involved heavily in Toastmasters, a public speaking organization and held many positions. He was engaged extensively in local theatre in both Kerrville and Connecticut. For many years, Mike returned to Tolland to emcee the annual Tolland Senior Variety Show.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years Margaret (Peggy) and four children and eight grandchildren: son David and his daughter Olivia; son James, his wife Lee, and their children Adam, Michael, Andrew, and Lindsay; daughter Helen, her husband Willis, and their daughters Carolina and Celia; son Christopher, his wife Carissa, and their son River. In addition, Mike is survived by his brother Claude, sisters-in-law Olive, Lorraine, Joanne, Caroline, and Barbara, and too many cousins, nieces, and nephews to name individually.

Mike was predeceased by his daughter Kathleen, his parents Ovide and Rosilia, siblings Robert, Clement, Jean Pierre, Bernard, George, Francois, Pierre, and Pierrette.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 30 at 9:30 a.m. at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Kerrville. Memorial services will be held in Tolland and Florida at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 1145 Broadway, Kerrville, TX 78028.

The family invites you to send condolences at www.grimesfuneralchapels.com by selecting the “Send Condolences” link.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.

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