John Peter Duffy

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AUBURN - John Peter Duffy, 79, of Auburn died May 30, 2014, at the Elliot Hospital following a brief illness.Born in Manchester on Nov. 11, 1934, he was the son of John Aloyisius and Mary (Riordan) Duffy.Mr. Duffy resided in Auburn most of his life, was educated in the local school system and attended New Hampshire College. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Prairie AD-15 during the Korean War and on the USS Consolation AH-15 during Operation "Passage to Freedom" in Vietnam in 1954. He was awarded the Korean service medal and the China service medal for duty in the Formosa Straits.Mr. Duffy was employed for 32 years by Almy Stores of Brighton, Mass., the parent company of Leavitts of Manchester, where he started his career in 1958. He served as general manager and regional sales supervisor for stores in New England and New York.He was a loving and caring husband and father to his stepsons, Will and Bob. He enjoyed skiing, fishing, camping, and baseball.Mr. Duffy was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Esther Poulos, and two sisters, Dorothy Barrett of Bedford and Mary Klimek of Middletown, N.J.He is survived by his longtime partner, Dianne Linda Robert; stepsons William and Robert Sandquist; sister Patricia Warren of Raymond; and several nephews, nieces and cousins..

SERVICES: There are no calling hours. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Joseph Cathedral Chapel at a later date.Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting with arrangements.To send a message of condolence, please go to

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Lambert Funeral Home
1799 Elm Street Manchester, NH 03104
(603) 625-6951
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Published in Union Leader on June 4, 2014
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