OBITUARY

James Richard Duffy Jr.

1 April, 194713 September, 2021
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James R “Jake” Duffy Jr. - Age 74, of Scituate, passed away at home on September 13, 2021. Born on April 1, 1947, he was the son of the late, James R Duffy Sr. and Anna Duffy of Scituate. He was the loving husband of 51 Years to Maureen (Mahoney) Duffy. Cherished father of Jennifer Casper, her husband Glen of Pembroke, Robert Duffy, his wife Bridget of Scituate, Erin Engelkemeyer, her husband Jason of Marshfield and James Duffy III, his girlfriend Reilly Shea of Pembroke. Beloved grandfather to Hayley Casper, Caitlyn Duffy, Grace and JJ Engelkemeyer, Paisley and Lyla Duffy. He is survived by his brother Norman Duffy, his wife Joan, of Scituate. Jake was an adored brother in law to many and Uncle to dozens of nieces and nephews.

Jake was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the 173rd Airborne and was a Cpt US Army for 20 years (Retired).

Jake was a lifetime resident of Scituate Ma and enjoyed winters in Naples FL. Affectionately known as Bucca to his Grandchildren who were the joy of his life. Jake was a Master Plumber who owned and operated Duffy Plumbing & Heating in Scituate for many years.

A visitation will be held on Monday September 20, 2021 from 4pm-8pm at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Road, Scituate. A funeral will take place on Tuesday September 21, 2021 at 10am from St. Mary of the Nativity Church, 1 Kent Street, Scituate. Donations can be made to Tunnels to Towers Foundation, www.t2t.org

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, 20 September , 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, 21 September , 2021

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Rosemarie Costa Spinney

26 September 2021

Dear Maureen,
So sadden to hear of Jake's passing.
My deepest condolences to you and your family. I have such good memories of Jake from school. He was kind, polite and always had a smile. A good guy as a teen whom I am sure became a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
May he rest in peace.
Rosemarie Costa Spinney

Gregory Shea

19 September 2021

To the Duffy family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Jake was a great guy and will be sadly missed.
May he rest in well deserved peace.

Alyson & Greg Shea

Rich Prone

19 September 2021

Dear Maureen and family:
Please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of Jake. He was truly a unique individual who was liked by all. I sat next to him in home room and remember he always had a bit of a smile on his face. Again, I am very sorry for your loss and hope pleasant memories of Jake will help carry you through this.

Cindy Dean

18 September 2021

Maureen is a friend & was a regular client when I lived in Massachusetts & had a business in Scituate Harbor. When I called to confirm her appointments & Jake answered, he was always so friendly, I did not know him well , but felt I knew him through Maureen & the love/bond they shared for each other, deepest condolences Maureen & family, ((hugs)) & love ❤

Dick Kenney

16 September 2021

I knew Jake for a long time since I started work at the Scituate Water Dept. in 1970. We always got along and sometimes when he started work as a plumber we helped each other out. A real nice guy. He will be missed. I'm feeling sad.

Paul Cunningham

16 September 2021

I served as a Platoon sergeant under Captain Duffy (Jake) he was without a doubt the finest officer and one of the finest men I have Ever met and we will all miss him dearly! Hey Sir Kevin and Hank are in Valhalla already, please lift a glass for me! RIP Sir! Paul

David Powers

16 September 2021


My sincerest condolences to the family. I knew Jake the Mass Army National Guard and attended OCS with him. Jake was the epitome of a soldier’s soldier. He understood his troops because of his prior service. His service in Vietnam with the 173rd speaks volumes of his character. It was a pleasure to know him and know he touched many lives. Rest In Peace my friend and God Bless.

Mary Phalan

16 September 2021

Dear Maureen,
I was so very sorry to hear of Jakes passing. He was such a great guy, always ready with a laugh and a kind word. My deepest condolences to you and your family. I’m sure you have been blessed with many wonderful memories, which I pray will be a comfort to you in the coming days.

Best to you,

Mary Cullinane Phalan

Scott Hayman

16 September 2021

Captain Jake Duffy was without a doubt the best Company Commander that I have had the privilege to serve under. His number one concern was always his men. My sincere condolences to the family and RIP Captain Duffy.

Shannah and Michael Shea

15 September 2021

Jake, Reilly, Lyla and Paisley and the rest of the Duffy family,

We are so sorry for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. The way Jake always spoke of his father made us all feel
Like we had known him for years.

I am So happy that you all have each other to lean on and know that we are here for you all as well.

Many condolences and prayers are being sent your way.

With love,

Shannah, Michael and the Kids

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