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Duffy, James W.

James W. Duffy, a man of strong faith and our dear father passed away at home surrounded by his loving daughters on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. He was 91. Jim grew up in Norwood, attending St. Catherine’s School in Norwood. He worked 50 years for the US Post Office, primarily in Needham, as well as 3M located in Needham. James was a dedicated member of the Dedham Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and a volunteer at Norwood Hospital. Jim is survived by his daughters; Peggy D’India and husband Michael, (Norwood), Patty Duffy and husband John Krauspe,(Cataumet), Suzanne Penney and late husband William, (North Attleboro), Lauren Duffy-Peter and husband Andrew, (Franklin) as well as son-in-law John Gately, of Norwood. Jim was predeceased by his loving wife Carol L (Cormier) Duffy, daughters; Kathleen Levin (Attleboro) and her late husband Don, and Paula Gately (Wayland). He was also predeceased by his brothers; Joseph G. Duffy and wife Eileen (Reading) and Bishop Paul F. Duffy, OMI. (Mongu, Zambia). Jim was the proud grandfather of Jennifer, Jessica, Jillian, Jamie, Dante, Nick, Chris, Carol, Harry, Emily, Jonathan, James, Samantha, Alexandra, Victoria, Cassius, and Elizabeth. He also additionally leaves 16 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to gather with the Duffy family Monday, December 13, 2021 at the Folsom & May Funeral Home, 85 Nichols Street, Norwood starting at 9 am until 10:30 am and then will proceed to St. Catherine of Siena Church, Norwood for his funeral mass at 11 am. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Norwood. In lieu of flowers, Jim specifically requested donations to “The Diocese of Mongu” and sent to Oblates of Mary Immaculate, 391 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC, 20017-1516, Attn: Father Jim Chambers.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Nadine & Henry Silsbee
    December 10th, 2021 | 5:44 pm

    Sending deepest condolences and love to the entire Duffy family. May the many loving memories get you through this most difficult time. R.I.P. Jim

  2. Emily A Gately
    December 10th, 2021 | 9:03 pm

    My grandfather was truly a wonderful man. Growing up as a kid, lot of weekends were spent visiting Grandpa. As all of us grandkids grew up and got older, and started having lives and families of our own, it was still nice to go occasionally visit with him on Sundays. Always cherished visits with him. Watching football, golf, whatever was on. Or Christmas visits where we sat in his kitchen and just carried on. Grandpa there are no words to describe how much I love and will miss you. You will always be forever in our hearts. Emily

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