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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Eileen T. Duffy, 85

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Eileen (Thornton) Duffy of Salem, a former Westport resident, widow of the late James “Bob” Duffy, died Jan. 28 at Apple Rehabilitation in Colchester.

Born Sept. 16, 1927, she was a daughter of the late John and Margareta (McHugh) Thornton. Upon Bob’s honorable discharge from the Marines, they married on Feb. 16, 1952 and moved from Brooklyn, N.Y. to Westport to raise her family. Together they retired to Salem in 2000.

She had worked as a secretary for Asiatic Petro in Manhattan. She and Bob shared 59 years of marriage before he predeceased her on May 28, 2011.

She is survived by her five children: Deirdre and her husband Gregory Moran; Brendan and his wife Sharon; sons Patrick and Sean and a daughter Delia and her husband Michael O’Connor; Eileen has nine grandchildren: Bridget Moran O’Halloran, Caitlin and Eamon Moran, Jordan and Quinn Duffy, Lucas Duffy and Jack, Grant and Derek O’Connor; she also had two siblings, Bob Thornton and Frances Fussler.

Memorial services will be announced and observed in the spring. She will be laid to rest with her husband at the Salem Green Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , Central Regional Office, 128 Providence St., Worcester, MA 01604.

Posted 02/16/13 at 01:41 PM

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