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Eileen Duffy

Eileen Duffy (Moran)

December 4, 1933 - May 22, 2020
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Obituary

Eileen (Moran) Duffy, 86, a well-known resident of Chelmsford, died peacefully on Friday, May 22nd at Lowell General Hospital. She was the loving wife and best friend of Edward J. Duffy Sr. for the past 62 years.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 4, 1933, Eileen was the daughter of the late Francis and Katherine (Fitzgerald) Moran. She graduated from St. Patrick’s and earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Lowell State Teachers College. After graduation Eileen began her career at the North School in Chelmsford. Once her children were older, she resumed teaching at the Harrington Elementary School in Chelmsford.

Eileen had a great affinity for business and was instrumental in the founding and operation of Duffy’s Auto Company in North Chelmsford. She and her husband also developed and managed commercial properties in Chelmsford and Tyngsboro. She was civic minded and relished politics. For many years she served and held positions on several local groups and committees. She was a founding member of the Chelmsford Police Foundation, a member of the Town of Chelmsford Scholarship Fund and 350th Town Celebration Committee, served on the Chelmsford Board of Appeals for decades and was a founding incorporator of Enterprise Bank. She was an avid gardener and belonged to the Chelmsford Garden Club. A longtime member of Vesper Country Club, Eileen enjoyed playing tennis and loved spending Saturday evenings dining and dancing with her husband and friends. In addition, Eileen enjoyed spending summer weekends in Maine and winter months in Florida.

Eileen is survived by her much loved husband Edward J. Duffy Sr., daughter Eileen Kaskons and her husband Peter of Chelmsford, daughter Martha McAuliffe and her husband Dan of Stratham, NH, son Mark Duffy and his wife Melissa (Johnson) of North Chelmsford as well as eight grandchildren. She is predeceased by her son Edward J. Duffy Jr. of San Rafael, CA.

She is predeceased by her sister Mary Keon, brother-in-law Edward "Harry" Keon of Lowell, sister Katherine Sullivan and brother-in-law T. John “Jack” Sullivan of Chelmsford and survived by her sister Carol Conrad and husband John Jr. of Chelmsford as well as many nieces and nephews.

Eileen was well loved by many and will be sorely missed.

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 there will be no services.

For those who wish, donations in Eileen’s memory can be sent to: Chelmsford Police Foundation, Inc. - 2 Olde North Road - Chelmsford, MA 01824.

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Gail Downing

Posted at 06:18pm

Dear Bud, Eileen. Martha, and Mark, I was so saddened to hear of Eileen's passing,. So many memories..........so many years............all the way back to Litchfield Terrace!!!! She and my dad were special to each other........ We had a great family!!! There are only five of the nineteen of us left.
She did everything with such style.................always perfect and beautiful!! I always took my lead from the four Moran girls.................they always led me in the right direction!! She had the most infectious laugh................I can hear it now!!! The family will never be the same!!! Much love, Gail Downing

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Sheila Harrington

Posted at 06:55pm
Dear family,
We are so sorry for the loss of Eileen. She was such a special and genuine lady. We remember her from dancing and fun times at Vesper and from seeing her and Ed in Kennebunk. Our heartfelt thoughts are with Ed and the whole family at this time.
With sincere sympathy,
John and Sheila Harrington.
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Ray & Diane McCusker

Posted at 02:14pm
We were so saddened to hear of Eileens passing I always enjoyed working with her on the Police Foundation. Eileen brought common sense to all she did and always stood her ground when needed. I will remember the many laughs we had in Florida together and please know she is in our thoughts and prayers as is the family.
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Barbara Bergstedt

Posted at 10:03am
Very saddened by your passing, such a gracious lady. I will so miss your ready smile and chatting with you and Ed on your balcony at your Florida home. Deepest sympathies to Ed and your family. May God's grace welcome you home, may his loving embrace surround Ed, your family & friends in their grief. May the memories of you sustain in the hearts of your children and grandchildren. Marina At The Bluffs will greatly miss you. Respectfully, Barbara Bergstedt

David Hedison

Posted at 07:14am
My dear Eileen - I was a kid and your presence was intimidating at first. Over time our mutual respect and desire to make things happen grew. I loved and respected you. You helped the community succeed in permitting additional senior units. I thought of you often over the past few years as I missed running into you. Thank you for all you did.
 
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Donna Aylward Posted at 07:45am

We were six cousins and now we are five. Your loss will be felt. My sympathy goes out to your sister, Carole, Buddy, your children and grandchildren. RIP.
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