Thomas Duffy

  • "Cousin Tom was an invaluable and very kind help to me when..."
    - Sue Higgins Cvejanovich
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    - Mary Noonan Meunier
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    - Maureen Riley
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    - Arthur Somers
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    - Bob Johnson

DUFFY, THOMAS H. Thomas H. Duffy, of Branford, died Saturday September 14, 2013, at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was the beloved husband to the late Mary Regan Duffy. Mr. Duffy was born in Fall River, MA, March 23, 1922, son of the late Thomas H. and Anna Connelly Duffy. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving as a Lieutenant on board the USS Tripoli. He received the American Theater Ribbon, the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon and the World War II Victory Ribbon. After the war, he graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a BS Degree in Electronical Engineering. He began his career as an engineer with Avco-Lycoming in Stratford, and became the District Sales manager for Hewlett-Packard for 35 years, retiring in 1986. He was formerly of Southport, where he raised his family, and was an active parishioner of St. Luke Church in Westport. Tom was an avid sailor, sailing the waters of Long Island Sound, Narragansett Sound and many trips to Block Island. After moving to Branford, Tom became the head usher at the 10:30 Mass at St. Mary Church. He was also the Treasurer for the Branford Food Council and was a volunteer driver for the Branford Medical Transport. Tom is survived by his daughters, Patricia (Ron) Zingoni of Newtown, CT, Nancy (Michael) Bailie of Columbia, SC, Maribeth (Marty) Gibbons of Marlton, NJ, Kathleen (Stephen) Papp of Newtown, Eileen (David Beem) Duffy of Easton, CT, Peggy (Kevin) McCulloch of Durango, CO, and Maureen (Steven) Dwyer of Naugatuck; 20 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his twin brother, the Reverend Edward C. Duffy. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 - 8 PM at the W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main St., Branford, and are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday morning at 10:30 in St. Mary Church, Branford. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Fall River, MA on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Branford Food Council, 30 Harrison Ave., Branford, CT 06405, or to St. Mary Church, 731 Main St., Branford, CT 06405. For directions and online memorial, see

Published in The New Haven Register on Sept. 15, 2013
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