Dear Admiral Duncan:
I was profoundly saddened to hear from you the sad news of the passing of Mrs. Duncan. Please accept my sincerest condolences.
I know how little the words and acts of friends can do to ease the grief that has come to you. But I am sure that you can take comfort in knowing that she lived a rich and full life, globetrotting with you throughout your great career in the U.S. Navy.
May she rest in peace and may God be with you during the difficult days ahead.