Long Active in Many Charlestown Organizations
John R. “Jack” Duffy, 86, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life suddenly on Friday, January 29 at his Charlestown home.
Jack was born in Boston on October 11, 1934, a son of the late James J. Duffy and Winifred (Talbot) Duffy. He grew up in Charlestown where he was educated at St. Mary’s Parochial School and graduated from Malden Catholic High School. He furthered his education and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Bentley College. Jack enlisted in the United States Air Force on October 16, 1952 and served his country faithfully and with courage during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged on October 15, 1956 with the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Jack worked for Raytheon Corporation for several years before working for the United States Postal Service and retired as a Supervisor following 38 years of dedicated service.
Jack was Past Commander of American Legion Post # 26, Treasurer of Charlestown Lions Club, Past Grand Marshall of The Bunker Hill Day Parade in 2011 and member of Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association and the Bunker Hill Day Parade Committee. He was a volunteer at Harvest On The Vine Food Pantry in Charlestown and for the last 30 years enjoyed his winter months in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida where he was a member of the LIDO Beach Association.
In his spare time, Jack enjoyed coin and stamp collecting but his most enjoyment came when he was surrounded by his loving family and all the special moments he was able to share with each one of them.
He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy M. “Dotty” (McCormick) Duffy, the devoted father of Ann-Marie Duffy-Keane and her husband, James, John M. Duffy, Patty McLean and her husband Robert, Peggy-Ann Duffy-Shea and her husband, Luke Penney and the late Joanne M. Duffy; the loving Papa to Marc, Jenny, Andrew, Kelleigh, John, Danny, Connor, Colleen, Bridget, Molly and Papa 2 to Adeline, Maeve, Kinley and Wyatt; the beloved twin brother of the late Robert J. Duffy and beloved brother of James J. Duffy Jr., Francis Duffy, Susan Graham and the late George Duffy and the loving uncle to Chris, Patrick, David and many other nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Jack’s visiting hours on Tuesday morning, February 9 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in The Carr Funeral Home, 220 Bunker Hill St. Charlestown followed by his Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, 55 Warren St. Charlestown at 11 a.m. His burial will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. (FACIAL COVERINGS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED INSIDE THE FUNERAL HOME AND CHURCH).
In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in Jack’s name to Harvest On The Vine Food Pantry, 49 Vine St. Charlestown, Mass. 02129
To send a message of condolence, please visit www.carrfuneral.comHOT