Anne M. (DAndrea) Duff, a lifelong resident of Quincy, passed away peacefully Dec. 30, 2013. The only daughter of the late Vincent and Julia DAndrea, she was born July 24, 1917. After graduating from business school, Anne enjoyed a lengthy career as a bookkeeper until her retirement from the Claus Gellotte Camera Company in Quincy. Once retired she became an active member of the St. Johns Seniors club and served for many years as the club social secretary. She was a talented seamstress who excelled at knitting, crocheting, and needlepoint and was known for her beautiful hand knitted garments and blankets. Anne was the cherished wife of the late John Duff and leaves behind her beloved brother and best friend Americo (Rico) DAndrea and his wife Marie of Quincy. She was the loving stepmother to Elaine (Duff) Allegrini and her husband Michael Terry of Plymouth, Gary Duff and his wife Susan of Santa Maria, California, Jon Duff and his wife Valentine of Benicia, California, and Paul Duff and his wife Elizabeth of Carver. She was also dear grandmother of 10 grandchildren including the late Mark Allegrini, 9 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. Pre-deceased by her brothers Louis DAndrea and his wife Barbara of Wareham, Orlando (John) DAndrea and his wife Mary of Weymouth, and Nichola DAndrea and his wife Bernadine of Georgia, Anne is survived by her many loving nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Funeral from the Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 116 Franklin Street in Quincy on Saturday, Jan. 4, at 9 a.m. Followed by a funeral Mass at St. Johns Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 3 - 7p.m. Interment in Mt. Wollaston Cemetery. Donations may be made in Mrs. Duffs memory to St. Johns Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, MA 02169 or to Make A Wish Foundation, 1 Bulfinch Place, #201, Boston, MA 02114. Please visit www.boleafuneralservices.com.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Jan. 1, 2014