Dr. Kevin Peter Patrick Duffy, age 70, died on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston surrounded by the comfort of his loving family.
Kevin was born in New York City on Dec. 8, 1941, the son of Irish born Francis and Elizabeth (McNally) Duffy. He has been a resident of Foxborough from 1974 to 1983 and from 1991 to present.
Kevin’s career at Boston College spanned 40 years including Vice President of Student Affairs from 1976 – 2000. He then taught at the Lynch Graduate School of Education until his retirement in 2007. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, organizing parties and events for his family and friends, weekly dinners with his son Mark and spending time with his grandchildren. He was famous for his generous and kind spirit and was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife and loving companion of 25 years Dr. Persis C. Rickes, his son Mark A. Duffy of North Attleboro, his three children, Nolan, Oceana and Phelan Duffy and two brothers, Bernard Duffy of Queens, N.Y. and Brendan Duffy of Farmingdale, N.Y. He also leaves behind many devoted nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews, cousins in Ireland and many caring friends.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend calling hours on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 from 2 to 8 p.m. at St. Ignatius Church on the campus of Boston College, 28 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Ignatius Church in Chestnut Hill. Interment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Foxborough. To light a candle in Kevin’s memory please visit the funeral home web site at www.robertsandsonsfuneralhome.com. For additional information please call 508-543-5471. Arrangements are under the care of the Roberts and Sons Funeral Home in Foxborough.