John H. Duff,
of Quincy died Monday, October 29th, after a period of failing health, at Hancock Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was 96 years old and the beloved husband of Anne M. (D'Andrea) Duff and the late Claire (Tocchio) Duff.
Born in Natick on October 5, 1916, he was one of 6 children & the loving son of the late Charles and Christine (Olson) Duff. Raised in Natick, he was a graduate of Natick High School class of 1934 and lived in Quincy for the past 70 years.
Mr. Duff worked for Bethlehem Steel at the former Quincy Shipyard and later worked many years as a salesman for Kasanof's Bakery.
He was a sports enthusiast, active in youth baseball when his children were young, a life-long fan of Natick High School teams and enjoyed fishing, morning outings with friends at the South Shore Plaza and time with his family.
Mr. Duff was the loving father of Elaine Allegrini and her husband Michael "Terry" of Plymouth, Gary and his wife Susan Ellis of AL, Jon and his wife Valentine of California and Paul and his wife Elizabeth of Carver. He was the cherished grandfather of 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren & 1 great, great-grandchild. He was also the grandfather of the late Mark T. Allegrini.
Funeral from the Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 116 Franklin Street, Quincy on Saturday, November 3rd at 8:30am. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John's Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 9:30am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, November 2nd from 4-7pm. Interment in Mt. Wollaston Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Duff's memory to St. John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, MA 02169.
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116 Franklin Street
Quincy, MA 02169