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Joseph Thomas Duffy, 73

Obituary and service information from Covenant Funeral Service.

Obituary and service information from Covenant Funeral Service.
Obituary and service information from Covenant Funeral Service.

Joseph Thomas Duffy, 73, of Stafford County passed away Monday, July 7, 2014 at his home.

Mr. Duffy was a proud Scrantonian and a graduate of South Scranton Catholic High School, and a U. S. Army veteran. He was retired from the Dept. of Labor as a personnel management specialist.  He was a communicant and third degree member of the Knights of Columbus and St. William of York Catholic Church. He was a 34-year member and Past President of the Aquia Harbour Host Lions Club. Mr. Duffy served as the District 24-A Governor and Lions of Virginia Council Chairman during Lion Year 1996-97. He was the recipient of numerous club and Lions Clubs International awards including the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award which is the Lions Clubs International Foundation highest honor. He missed being a charter member of the Aquia Harbour Host Lions Club by six months.

Survivors include his caring and loving wife, Meg Duffy; daughter Erin Welch and her husband, Robert; the light of his life granddaughter, Suzanne Lavoie; brother Edward Duffy and his wife, Grace; sister Anne Snyder; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Regina Duffy; and brother Paul Duffy.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford.

A Mass of Celebration will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 14, at St. William of York Catholic Church.  Burial will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Quantico National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. William of York Outreach, 3130 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Stafford, Virginia  22554.

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