Sgt. Shane Padriag Duffy

PhotoDUFFY, SGT. SHANE PADRIAG, of Taunton, MA, husband of Jamie L. (Plamondon) Duffy, killed in action in Iraq on June 4th at the age of 22.

Born in Pawtucket, RI, he was the son of Keavin P. and Frances E. (Duffy) Duffy. A 2003 graduate of Taunton High School, he served in the U.S. Army for the past 4 years.

Besides his wife of Taunton, (formerly N. Providence) and parents of Taunton, he is survived by his daughter, Mackenzie Roisine Duffy; a brother Keavin P. Duffy, Jr.; 2 sisters, Kelsey Ann Duffy and Shanon Elizabeth Duffy, all of Taunton; his paternal grandmother, Rita Duffy of Taunton; his maternal grandmother, Margaret Duffy of Seekonk and several aunts and uncles. He was also the grandson of the late James H. Duffy, Jr. and Leo A. Duffy, Sr.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary's Church, 14 St. Mary's Square, Taunton on Saturday, June 14th at 11 a.m. followed by burial at St. Francis Cemetery, North Walker St., Taunton. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling Hours will be held on Friday, June 13th from 1 to 8 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sgt. Shane Duffy Memorial Fund, Taunton Federal Credit Union, 14 Church Green, Taunton, MA 02780.

Published in The Providence Journal on June 11, 2008