Maureen F. (Fox) Duffy of Westford

1935 - 2017


November 7, 2017
4 PM - 7 PM
Dolan Funeral Home, Chelmsford, MA

No Funeral Date Scheduled

Maureen F. Duffy, 81, of Westford died surrounded by her loving family at her daughter’s home in Westford on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

Born in New York City, NY, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Fox. She graduated from the Archbishop Cushing High School and attended Harvard University.

Maureen was the Head of Logistics for the New England Region at the Federal Aviation Administration. She worked at the FAA in Burlington, MA for 38.2 years.  She was a worldwide traveler for both work and pleasure.

She enjoyed the beauty of living on Nabnassett Lake and the many “deck parties” with her fun and wonderful friends.

Maureen was born with a thirst for knowledge and was a patron of four libraries. She enjoyed so many days on her deck with a good book and a glass of wine.  She leaves a legacy of love, laughter and learning.

She is survived by her son, David and his wife, Valerie Duffy, of Westford; daughters, Denise and her husband, Robert Cayer, of Ormond Beach, FL, Diana and her husband, J.R. Wilcox, of Westford and Donna and her husband, Daniel Doherty  of Westford.  Also, her brother and sister in law, Bill and Pat Fox, of New Castle, DE and her sister and brother in law, Kathleen and Dave Hackett of Lewes Beach, DE. Also, dear cousins, Pat & Pat Thomas, of SC.  She was the beloved grandmother to Scott and Dayle Doherty, Colin and Duggan Cayer and Danielle and Drew Duffy.  She loved her many nieces and nephews.

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5 Condolences for Maureen F. (Fox) Duffy of Westford

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    Colleen Creamet


    Hi to Denise, Diana, Donna and David,
    So sorry for your loss but know that your Mom lives on in all of you! She was a wonderful lady! Was very good to me in college!
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers!
    Colleen Creamer

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    Jody (Russell) Dobson


    Hello Duffy Kids
    I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. I remember her for her wonderful laugh and her fabulous smile. She had a sassy sense of fashion, too, as I seem to remember some seriously mod outfits in the 60’s. I also remember the great times we all had learning to swim and play together while our Mom’s gossiped in their beach chairs (before sunscreen). Remember the sunken haunted boat and having to wait an hour to swim after you ate? And of course PB&J or bologna sandwiches in the days before drive thru McDonalds. If you were hungry they told you to eat an apple.

    Remember our joint family trip to the Cape? Was it Donna we wheeled into the hall on her portable bed at the hotel when she fell asleep first? And who can forget the story of the teacher slapping David Russell (Diana was a witness?) because she accidentally wrote on the blackboard with David’s crayon?

    I have a picture somewhere of our parents suntanned and smiling together on some beach in Bermuda, in their mid-40s(?). I think that’s how I will remember them all; happy, relaxed and beautiful.

    Hope you are all doing well. I’m sure you will be seeing my Mom at the services. Give her a hug for me.

    Love, Jody (Russell) Dobson

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      Diana Duffy Wilcox


      Thank you so much for the happy memories! I remember running down the hill to your beach and my mother yelling to us not to go in the water until she got down. Always seemed an odd admonishment from someone who never went into the lake! I do remember Miss Quill slapping David’s hand for the crayon incident, and we still had to go to her wedding! Your mother explaining to David that he had to walk closest to the street in case a car splashed through a puddle, to be sure that I didn’t get wet. I’ll pass a hug to your mom at the services for you. Our parents had lots of happy times!

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    Susan redmond


    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you denice and bobby and your family
    Susan and larry redmond

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    Sam Strier


    My condolences to the Duffy family. The Maureen that I knew was a happy and delightful person with a gift for social charisma. The many years we worked together Maureen was a valuable and supportive colleague and fun to be with.

    Sam Strier

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