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Leonard A. Duffy

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“I could not have asked for a better neighbor. Always friendly and caring. Tending to his tomatoes, always sharing. You will be missed Mr Duffy,...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: David Stanley - Needham, MA

“Mr DuffyFor many years you were a great neighbor and we always enjoyed meeting and chatting with you at Dunkin Donuts for a treat.We miss you. Guy &...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: A friend

“rest in peace uncle leonard. say hi to my dad bryan. this is bryan daughter louise duffy turner. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: A friend

“Rest in Peace Uncle Leonard - Tim Duffy ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: A friend

“May you rest in peace Uncle Duffy. Myself and my brother Robert and sister Janet have fond memories of visiting your home while growing up. I also...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Jack Sliwa - San Jose, CA

“Rest in peace Dad. I will miss you.Kevin ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Kevin Duffy - Milford, MA - Son


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Leonard A. Duffy of Needham, died on Monday, March 6, 2017 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Needham. He was 91 years old. Born in Boston, Mr. Duffy grew up in Roxbury. At the age of 17 he enlisted in the United States Army. During his service in World War II, Private Duffy and his comrades at Company B earned the Bronze Star Medal of Achievement during a 5-day siege at Hill 721 by holding their positions under continuous assault by the enemy. He also received the Purple Heart for wounds inflicted during the same battle. He was also very proud of his Combat Infantry Badge which made the world aware that he served his time in combat. He was a longtime member of the Massachusetts National Guard. He was the former supervisor of the Housekeeping Department at Massachusetts General Hospital and retired from the Polaroid Corporation in Norwood as the Inventory Control Manager. He was the beloved husband of the late Geraldine A. "Gerry" (Hartford) Duffy and the loving father of Richard A. and his wife Daissy of Falmouth, Marilyn D. Osborne of Falmouth, Steven R. and his wife Wendy Christison of No Easton, Paul V. and his wife Alba Duffy of Wareham and Kevin J. and his wife Michelle Duffy of Milford. Dear grandfather of John F. Osborne III and his wife Linnea, Jeffrey P. Osborne and his wife Krista and Kyle Duffy. Great grandfather of Eladia Osborne. A funeral service will be held in the Eaton Funeral, 1351 Highland Ave Needham, on Saturday March 11th at 11:30 am. Visiting hours will be held Saturday morning from 10:30-11:30 am prior to the. Service. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis TN, 38101-9908.