Mr. Arthur James Duffy, 87, of Ctr. Barnstead, New Hampshire, died unexpectedly on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at the Courville at Manchester rehabilitation facility in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Born in Lynn, Massachusetts on November 3rd, 1934, to John and Helen (Talbot) Duffy. Arthur graduated from St Mary’s High School of Lynn, where he lettered in football, in 1952. His career as an electrician began at Duffy Electrical, also in Lynn, and later at Polaroid Corporation where he worked in Cambridge, Norwood and Waltham. Arthur was pensioned from Polaroid Corporation after 26 years. He was also a member of B Battery, 102nd Field Artillery Battalion of the Massachusetts National Guard where he was Honorably Discharged at the rank of Sergeant in 1956.
Arthur’s many notable accomplishments include the marriage of 66 years to his life’s love, Patricia and their 7 children, 15 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. He was an industrious man who built a summer get-a-way home in New Hampshire, with the help of family and many friends. This eventually became their permanent home in 1995 when he and Patricia relocated from Maple Street in Lynn to Center Barnstead.
Arthur’s many loves include golf where he was a member at Tony C’s (Conigliaro) in Nahant, Massachusetts, and later Loudon Country Club in Loudon, New Hampshire. Arthur and Patricia were regular fixtures and members of the “Year Rounders’” bowling league at Boutwell’s Bowling Center in Concord, New Hampshire, and he enjoyed the many informal card playing leagues that bridged the inclement winter months until summer when he could get back out on the golf course. The fondest memories will undoubtedly be the large family gatherings during holidays or the BBQs and lobster bakes at the lake where the food and drink flowed and the many cards and other games were played well into the evening.
Arthur is survived by his wife, Patricia (Langan) Duffy and his children, Arthur J. Duffy Jr and his wife Kathleen of Swampscott, MA; Michael P. Duffy and his wife Silvia of Cherry Valley, MA; Theresa A. Mitchell and her husband Robert of Georgetown, MA; Maureen A. Golding and her husband Christopher of Lynn, MA; Gerald O. Duffy and his wife Elizabeth of Wilmington, MA; Kevin J. Duffy and his wife Laura of Wolfeboro, NH; and Joseph W. Duffy of Ctr. Barnstead, NH.
A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 20 River Road, Pittsfield, NH, on Saturday April 23rd, at 11:00am, followed by a graveside ceremony at Riverview Cemetery on Parade Road in Center Barnstead and a reception at the Pittsfield Community Center.
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