life at duxbury village

Your Neighbors

Your Village Neighbors

Everyone has a story to tell, but the residents of The Village have some of the most interesting ones to share. Our residents include (at least one) gold medalist, former chairman of the board, recreational pilot, and monsignor, as well as many entrepreneurs, world travelers, business owners, artists, photographers, career volunteers, and familiar personalities. Some of the best stories are the ones they’re creating today as they discover new interests and pursue their passions right here at The Village. Come write your own story at The Village.

Joyce Levinson

The Village Is A Remarkable Place. I Knew The Moment I Walked In That This Is Where I Belong.
Joyce Levinson

Joyce Levinson joined the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II when she was just 20 years old. She was one of a select group of women who took on traditionally male roles in the military to allow men to serve oversees. “When Pearl Harbor was attacked,” she said, “I knew I needed to do something. I wanted to serve my country.” Recently Joyce was whisked away from The Village at Duxbury to the Entertainment Cruise’s Odyssey® in Boston Harbor where she was an honored guest and speaker at the Veterans Welcome Home Cruise hosted by University of Massachusetts Boston’s Division of Veterans Affairs. Levinson feels incredibly honored saying, “It was quite an evening.” She also attended a Veterans Day celebration at The Village, adding “The Village is a remarkable place. I knew the moment I walked in that this is where I belong.”

Bill and Janis Bigelow

Before we knew it, our good friends became our neighbors here too.”
Janis Bigelow
Bill and Janis Bigelow moved to The Village in Duxbury in April, 2013 from Cotuit. Together since their college years, Bill and Janis raised their three children in New Hampshire and retired to Cape Cod. After 18 years caring for a large house and grounds, Bill and Janis discovered The Village and its active retirement lifestyle. They are as involved and engaged as ever at The Village at Duxbury. Bill plays bridge and golf, and says, “I’m still learning about all The Village has to offer.” Janis is a regular at the fitness center and plans to plant a garden next spring. After deciding to move to The Village, Janis planted a seed with two of her friends who were also contemplating a move to a senior living community. She says, “Before we knew it, the Cudlipps and the Luciers became our neighbors here, too.”

Marj Burgard

Don’t wait! Come see all the things our community has to offer.
Marj Bugard
Marj Burgard moved to The Village at Duxbury in September, 2006. A former swimming school owner and teacher, Marj has won 5 gold medals in the World Masters Regatta for single shell crew. Her late husband, Arthur Martin, invented the Alden Shells, the most popular recreational rowing shell in the world. Her passions at The Village include watercolor painting, volunteering at the Kingston Elementary School, jazzercise, and attending performances at the Hunting Theatre. To anyone considering moving to The Village at Duxbury, Marj says, “Don’t wait! Come see all the things our community has to offer.”
Grace BenzaquinGrace Benzaquin, widow of legendary radio host and broadcast journalist Paul Benzaquin, shares her spacious garden home with her West Highland Terrier Annie. During the decline in Paul’s health, Grace took great comfort having him nearby at Bay Path Rehabilitation and Nursing Home. Today she is an extremely active member of The Village community, participating in numerous clubs and organizations including hosting Ballet Night at The Village, painting with The Painterly Group, and being one of the moderators of The Benzaquin Hour, a discussion group Paul founded.
Lynda and Skip Dickerson Lynda and Skip Dickerson moved to The Village at Duxbury in September, 2010. They value the strong friendships they have built since moving here. The Dickersons also own a summer home on the Cape, and they appreciate the simplicity of home ownership at The Village. Lynda and Skip enjoy participating in activities ranging from bocce to Wii bowling to day trips at The Huntington Theatre in Boston. Skip is a member of the Board of Directors and enjoys attending the Friday men’s breakfast.
John F. Spence Jr. John F. Spence Jr. moved to The Village at Duxbury in January, 2012. A longtime Duxbury resident, John is a former Chairman of the Board of Rockland Trust Company. He has served on the Budget and Finance Committee for The Village Cooperative. John enjoys bridge, a weekly poker game and the men’s breakfasts. His advice to anyone considering moving to The Village at Duxbury – don’t wait! Enlist the help of your family and come while you can enjoy all the community has to offer!