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Robert J. Duffett – age 75, beloved husband of Kathleen M. (Winters) Duffett died peacefully surrounded by his wife and 3 daughters, Saturday, April 6 at the Gulf Coast Medical Center in Ft. Myers, Florida.

Besides his wife, Bob is survived by his daughter’s, Kerry Sullivan and her husband Brian, Stacy Rumley and her husband Scott and Erin Darcey and her husband Tim, all from Billerica, his brother, John Duffett of Chelmsford and his beloved grandchildren, Owen, Chloe, Brenna, Brady, Chase, Kaitlin and Morgan. He was the brother of the late Edward and Richard Duffett and Carolyn Morton.

He was born in Cambridge, February 22, 1949, a son of the late Edward and the late Mary (Harrington) Duffett and was raised in Cambridge and moved to Billerica 51 years ago.

Bob worked for Verizon for many years prior to his retirement and was the former Business Agent for the IBEW Local 2321. He finished his career in marketing for NMTWCU in Lowell, MA.

For many years, Bob and Kathy would spend winters in Naples, FL and summers in Falmouth, MA. He never failed to make a new friend anywhere he went and would always leave an everlasting impact. He made everyone feel like a best friend and a part of his family. With his bright smile and contagious laugh, he will always be remembered.

His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren. During holidays, summers in the cape, vacations in Florida, or a spontaneous meal, he wouldn’t have wanted to spend his time any other way. He was always their biggest supporter during sporting events, school activities, etc., whether in person or in spirit, he would never forget to say, “I’m proud of you” or tell you “That made my heart feel good”.

Visiting hours will be held Friday, April 12 at the Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home, 66 Concord Rd., Billerica from 4-7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, at St. Matthew the Evangelist Parish at St. Theresa Church, 466 Boston Rd., Billerica at 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, http://www.nationalmssociety.org

https://m.sweeneymemorialfh.com/obituaries/events?obituaryId=31160393

WHEN: April 6 2024 – 5:30PM – 10PM (NIGHT BOWLING)

WHERE: Academy Lanes – 725 S Main St, Haverhill MA

NEED: Teams of 5 to play

COST: $30.00 per person

Includes: T-Shirt, shoes, and pizza. CASH BAR & RAFFLES!

CONTACT: Heather @ 978-697-6161 or Candy @ 978-771-5380

Sign-Up sheets & waivers can be found online here.

Email: local2321benevolentfund@gmail.com with any questions

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The 14th Annual Bowling Tournament is taking place on April 6th – more details coming soon!