WINCHENDON - Darlene M. Duffy, 61, of Hyde Park Drive, died peacefully June 20th, after a three year battle with cancer. She died at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol, MA after a brief stay.
She was born in Winchendon, MA on July 2, 1956, daughter of Peggie Sawtelle and Eugene Duffy and lived in Gardner, MA for most of her life, coming back to Winchendon five years ago.
Darlene attended Winchendon schools. She enjoyed knitting, crossword puzzles and spending time with her family. She loved caring for her dogs over the years and sharing memories with her best friend, Catherine May of Winchendon.
Survivors include two brothers, Ronald Duffy and his wife Janis of Fitzwilliam, NH and Larry Duffy and his wife Brenda of Phillipston, MA and two sisters, Deanna Lucier of Concord, NH and Linda Dunham of Fitzwilliam, NH. She was an aunt to many of her nieces and nephews. A brother, Robert Duffy, died earlier along with her favorite brother in law, Wayne and a sister in law, Nancy Duffy.
Private graveside services will be held in Riverside Cemetery, Winchendon.
There are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to Quabbin Valley Healthcare, 821 Daniel Shays Highway, Athol, MA 01331 or to a Humane Society of one's choice.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.