Thomas H. “Tommy” Duffy III

October 30, 2020

Thomas H. “Tommy” Duffy III  –  of Holliston, formerly of Woburn, October 30th, 2020.  Cherished father of Robert M. “Rob” Duffy, his wife Lisa of Haverhill.  Dear brother of William O. Duffy, his wife Marsha of Holliston and Owen M. Duffy and Susan Duffy of Woburn.  Loving Uncle of Thomas, Christopher, Carly, Eric, Brenden, Elizabeth and Suzy Duffy.  Sadly predeceased by his dear nephews Owen, Seamus, and Sean Duffy.  Very dear friend of Chris Swanson of Milford and his children.  The family will be celebrating Tom’s life on Saturday morning, November 14th at 12 noon at Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St., Woburn, MA 01801. 

Thomas H. “Tommy” Duffy, passed away at Tufts New England Medical Center, Saturday, October 30th, 2020.  The beloved son of the late Thomas H. and Ruth (Quinn) Duffy, Tommy was seventy seven years of age.
 
Born in Woburn, Tommy and his two brothers  were raised  in the old “Mount Misery” section of the City.  Tommy attended St. Charles Elementary School, then on to Keith Academy, where he graduated from in 1961.  He then continued on to Lowell Tech, or which is now referred to the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, graduating in 1965.  Tommy over the years had served as  a member and also the President of the U Mass Alumni organization.  He was very proud of his affiliation , a staunch supporter and made honest attempts to never miss a “River Hawks” game! 
 
Tommy secured the position of Book Keeper from the time of his graduation, when he secured a position with a Medical Supply Company, where he remained for a good number of years.  He had also helped out at an Oriental Rug Facility and a Maintenance Garage, both again with their bookkeeping.
 
Tommy also raised his son Rob, here in Woburn .  Taking part in all that he was involved in.  Horn Pond was a great “go to place” for them, as they enjoyed walking, riding bikes and fishing.  The TV show Law and Order was the all time favorite TV they would watch together over the years . About fifteen years ago, they moved to Holliston where they nestled in and made their home.
 
Family was very important to Tommy.  He always was close to his grandfather, who was once Mayor of the City of Woburn, his parents, brothers, son,  nieces, and nephews.  He thought the world of them all as they thought the very same of him.
 
Being the oldest of the three Duffy boys, Tommy was the “protector” of all!  All throughout the years, the brothers have remained close with each other, and their families.  Often times, referring to each other as “kindred spirits” amongst nieces and nephews.  
 
Provincetown, was always a favorite place for Tommy to spend time.  He and Rob often spending time there during the summer months and as time has marched on Tommy would visit all year round for long walks on the beach, sunsets, visiting with all the friends he had made over the years.  
 
A good, kind gentleman, Tommy was a man of great faith and solid integrity.  His smile was genuine and sincere, and when it came to his family or friends, there was nothing in this world that he would not have done for them or they for him.
 
Sadly Tommy was predeceased by his parents, Tom and Ruth and his nephews Owen, Seamus and Sean.
 
He is lovingly survived by his dear son Rob Duffy, his wife Lisa of Haverhill; brothers William O. Duffy, his wife Marsha of Holliston and Owen M. Duffy and Susan Duffy of Woburn.  Loving Uncle of Thomas, Christopher, Carly, Eric, Brenden, Elizabeth and Suzy Duffy.  Very dear friend Chris and Christine Swanson of Hopedale and their children Max, Matthew, Kaitlyn, Emily, Thomas, and his favorite puppy Ollie.
 
The family will be celebrating Tom’s life on Saturday morning, November 14th at 12 noon at Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St., Woburn, MA 01801. 
 

The family will be celebrating Tom’s life on Saturday morning, November 14th at 12 noon at Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St., Woburn, MA 01801. 

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  1. Rob, I’ll never forget the kindness and generosity your Father showed to my sons.

    May Tom Rest In Peace!
    Bill

  2. Tom certainly was a kindred soul. I’ll forever be grateful that he would take me up to ME to see my brother Larry play hockey at Berwick Academy. I never would have had that opportunity if Tom wasn’t so gracious. A genuinely nice person Tom was!

  3. Lois and Jerry Surette

    Dear Owen We are saddened to hear of your brother’s passing.

    May he rest in peace. Fondly, Jerry and Lois Surette

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