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Julia Duffy, 92

DALTON, Mass. — Julia Perina Duffy, 92, formerly of 293 High Street, Dalton, Mass., passed away March 17, 2020, at Mount Carmel Care Center, where she has resided for the last four years. 

Born in Cheshire, Mass., on January 27, 1928, she was the daughter of Frederick and Rose Piatta Smachetti. A 1947 graduate of Lee High School, she married the late James F. Duffy Sr. on July 13, 1959 at St. Mary’s Church in Pittsfield. He predeceased her on June 19, 2012. 

Mrs. Duffy worked as a transport aide at Berkshire Medical Center for 18 years, retiring in 2001. Prior to that, she worked at England Brothers as a sales clerk. 

A communicant of St. Agnes Church, she was a member of the Dalton Senior Center, where she enjoyed their exercise class. A Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan, she also enjoyed knitting, playing pitch and reading.

She leaves behind her two sons, James F. Duffy of Pittsfield and Michael J. Duffy of Provincetown, Mass.; two daughters, Eileen K. McCormick of Cheshire and Joanne M. Delmolino and husband William of Dalton; her brother, Rico Smachetti and wife Jean of Lee; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

She was predeceased by a brother, Fred Smachetti; and two sisters, Ann Tarmey and Norma Walker. 

The family would like to give a special thank you to Mount Carmel Care Center for the compassionate care shown to her. 

Funeral notice: Services will be private, with burial in Fairview Cemetery in Dalton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Mt. Carmel Activities Fund, Dalton Ambulance or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in care of DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford St, Pittsfield, MA 01201.


Obituary Provided By: Dery Funeral Home

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To the Duffy family, and Rico,
Although we did not know Julie's immediate family we did know her from visiting our neighbor, Rico, and when we visited her brother in Pittsfield she was there. She had a pleasant personality and always had a smile. We send our deepest sympathies to all of you.
The Welcomes, Lee, MA
from: Robert& Janice Welcomeon: 03-21-2020

Eileen, so sorry for the loss of your mom. Dan and I are sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you all.
from: Nancy Deloreyon: 03-21-2020

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