On Monday, October 10, 2016, our beloved son, Daniel Gene Duclos passed away at his family home in Middletown at the age of 33. He was the son of Gene and Denise (Robbins) Duclos of Middletown. He was a graduate of Bacon Academy in 2002 in Colchester and was involved in many sports including basketball, baseball and football. Daniel was a union ironworker from Local #15 in Hartford. Ironwork was his passion and leaves behind many brothers. He worked hard and was proud to be union and of his brotherhood. Daniel loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman. He loved to camp and do canoe trips. He got to sky dive, loved roller coasters, four wheeling on the quad. He was also a great cook; we enjoyed several of his meals, many that were spicy hot. He loved everything from tacos to raw bar. Among his greatest pleasures were his beloved Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. We spent many hours together yelling at the TV. Please always remember Daniel fondly and smile when you think of him. He had such a big heart. Along with his parents, Daniel leaves behind his sister, Sarah and brother-in-law, Damon Butterworth, of Middletown; his grandfather, Melvyn Robbins, Sr. of Cromwell; his aunt, Deborah Johnson and her husband, Kevin and their daughters, Amanda and Kelley, all of Berlin; his uncles Melvyn, Jr. of Cromwell and Brian Robbins of East Haddam and Keith Duclos of Pensacola, FL; his father's Aunt Karen Schatzel of Irvington, NY and many cousins and his Godparents, Christine (Bogdan) Gowen of Haddam and John Frey of Rocky Hill. Daniel also leaves his beloved dog and best friend in the world, Hank. Daniel also loved children especially the Ziegler kids and always took time to play with them. He was predeceased by his two grandmothers, Donna Duclos and Barbara Robbins; grandfather, Ray Duclos and his uncle, James Robbins. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 15th at 11:00 am at First Congregational Church, 355 Main Street, Cromwell. Burial will follow in Cromwell Hillside Cemetery West. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in Daniel's memory may be made to Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, 103 Vision Way, Bloomfield, CT 06002. To share memories or send condolences to the Duclos family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com .
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