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DUFFEY, John F. Jr. Age 93, of Scituate, passed away peacefully on July 14, 2014 with family at his side. Beloved husband of the late Mary Carmel (Manning) Duffey. Devoted father of Joseph Duffey and wife Cathy of Scituate; Michael Duffey and wife Debbie of Louisville, KY; Thomas Duffey of Scituate; Moira Carpenter of West Hartford, CT; and Brendan Duffey of Scituate. Loving grandfather of 12 adoring grandchildren. Brother of Edward Duffey of Scituate, Katie Hunt of Maine, and the late Billy, Jimmy, Danny, Bobby and Harold Duffey. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr. Duffey, a lifelong Scituate resident, was born at the foot of Third Cliff and spent his early years caddying at the Scituate Country Club and mossing off of Peggotty Beach. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the US Army in the European Theater. Upon his return from the war, Mr. Duffey became a lobsterman and later joined the Scituate Police Department, retiring as a Sergeant. He was an avid sportsman who loved hunting, the outdoors and golf. A Mass of Christian Burial and celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 12 noon in St. Mary of the Nativity Church, 1 Kent St., Scituate Harbor. Visiting hours Monday, July 21, 2014 from 5-8 pm in McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 160 So. Main St. (across from St. Anthony Church), Cohasset, MA. 02025. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Scituate. In lieu of flowers, donations to honor Mr. Duffey may be made to the Scituate Etrusco, 1 Common St., Scituate, MA. 02066. For an online guestbook, please visit




Published in The Boston Globe on July 18, 2014
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