Mary Rita Duffin, 93, of Pepperell formerly of N. Chelmsford

Mary Rita Duffin, 93, of Pepperell formerly of N. Chelmsford where she was a resident for 84 years.  She died on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was married to the late Edward R. Duffin Sr. who died December 28, 1984.

Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Florence Beauregard.  She graduated from Chelmsford High School with the class of 1944.

She retired from DUSO Box Co. in N. Chelmsford.

She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church of Chelmsford, MA.  She enjoyed reading and crocheting. Rita was an avid Red Sox fan.

She is survived by her son, Edward Duffin Jr. and his wife Paula of N. Chelmsford, her daughter, Patricia Conrad and her husband David of Pepperell, three grandchildren, Karin Graham and her husband Brent, Kristin Martin and her husband Shaun, and Kerri Duffin, four great grandchildren, Ema and Conrad Graham, Savannah and Aleighanna Martin, and two nieces.

She was the sister of the late Paul and Raymond Beauregard.



DUFFIN- Mary Rita Duffin, 93, of Pepperell formerly of N. Chelmsford died Nov. 28, 2019.  Visiting hours Mon. 10 – 11am.  Funeral Mon. at 11am at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD.  Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in her name to Merrimack Valley Hospice 360 Merrimack St. Building 9, Lawrence MA 01843.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at

8 Condolences for Mary Rita Duffin, 93, of Pepperell formerly of N. Chelmsford

    Stacey Martins

    I am so sorry to hear about your dear mom. She was a special lady and I have many memories of her and Dunstable Rd growing up. I am thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Sending warm hugs from Colorado.❤️❤️❤️


    Nancy Fontaine

    Good memories of your mom when she worked at Duso with my mother (Doris Fontaine). Your mom was a strong woman. I thought of her every time I took a right turn onto Pine and saw the house. Your mother was a strong woman in a male dominated business. So sorry for your loss.



      Thank you Nancy. I do remember her speaking of your Mom. I think I also remember her visiting Doris at Westford
      House. I am very glad that my Mom is now at peace and painless, as I am sure you feel the same about your Mother.


    Pat Jamros

    Dear Par,
    I was so sorry to hear of Rita’s passing.
    You took such good care of her for so long.
    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Cherish the wonderful memories and know you have a very special Angel in Heaven.


    Patricia A Conrad

    Ma, The pain and suffering is over for you now and your actual passing was so peaceful as you prayed it would be.
    We will all miss you in our daily lives as you were there all the time for whomever needed you. You loved us all and we all loved you back. Hoping you are safely “home” now with Dad, parents, brothers and sis in laws, grandparents and all family and friends you missed so much.
    Til we meet again….



    Hi Mom
    Happy Birthday!!! You would be 94 today. Everybody remembers. I went to the cemetery today – did you gear me sing happy birthday? I know I know I cannot carry a tune! Kristin, Savannah, and Aleighanna went to visit too and brought 3 painted stones. Karin and family didn’t visit but did think of you in Virginia. We miss you lots and pray that you are with Dad and everyone else!!!!
    Goodnight, Love you forever.


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