Brian J. Duffy

Brian J. Duffy, of Holbrook, passed away unexpectedly April 1, 2020 at the age of 60. Brian was an extremely hard worker working in the autobody industry for 30+ years and painting houses on the side. He touched the lives of many and was the life of any party. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He especially loved traveling with his family and he always looked forward to a Friday night poker game.

Beloved husband of Cheryl (Moser) Duffy. Loving father of Erin Robins and her husband Michael, and Ryan Duffy. Cherished grandfather of Maya and Brooke. Devoted brother of Robin Goodrich and her husband William, Joanne Monahan, Shauna Smith and her husband Terrance, Maura Kelley and her husband Thomas, and Sharon Lucido and her husband Joseph. Dear brother-in-law of Judy Matthews and her husband Tom, Linda Marini and her husband Roy, and the late Janet Ford and her husband Dave. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews that loved him dearly.

The family is deeply saddened by the inability to provide him a proper wake and funeral service. They plan to celebrate his life with all who loved him when it is safe to do so.

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First Name: Mark
Last Name: Lubin
City: Sturbridge
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 04/04/2020

I worked closely with Brian for five years. Always enjoyed his personality and his humor. He will be missed.

God bless you Brian.


First Name: Joan
Last Name: Montgomery Brown
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Country:
Entry Date: 04/04/2020

Dear Cheryl and family
Our thoughts and prayers are for You and all who loved him. We are sorry to hear of his passing and will always remember his smile and how nice he was. I pray to God for peace and loving memories to be with you during your sadness. May he Rest In Peace and Holy light of God shine upon him

Sorry for your loss


First Name: Bonnie
Last Name: Burke
City: Rockland
State: MA
Country:
Entry Date: 04/04/2020

I am so sorry for the loss of your dear husband and friend. No words can heal this pain. Cheryl & Family my thoughts and prayers are with all you. Stay strong.

Bonnie


First Name: Carol and dan
Last Name: Daly
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Country: Usa
Entry Date: 04/04/2020

Brian, you have given a life time of memories that we will cherish forever! We love you and will miss you


First Name: Michele and Paul
Last Name: Callinan
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 04/04/2020

Cheryl, Erin and family, and Ryan, We are deeply saddened to hear of Brian's untimely passing. He was an all-around wonderful guy, who was always happy whenever we saw him! We know that your beautiful lifetime memories will be a help to you during this difficult time. Please know that he will be missed by so many. We send you all hugs and prayers (wish they could be real hugs).


First Name: John
Last Name: Morancey
City: Greenville
State: RI
Country: United States
Entry Date: 04/05/2020

I worked with Brian. He is a great standup man. He was always there to give great advice when you needed it. He always had a positive attitude. I sat in many meetings with Brian and he always seem to be the guy everyone turn to for the answers and advise. The industry will truly miss him. With all that being said my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends that were closer to him. You all lost the life of a party a man that’s always been there for everyone in his family and friends. The world will know what they’re missing, But the heavens gained an amazing man. Brian Duffy God Bless !!!


First Name: Russell
Last Name: Helton
City: Lincoln
State: RI
Country:
Entry Date: 04/05/2020

Thoughts and prayers to your family. Anyone who knew you knows how important family is to you. Thanks for everything, I respected and cared about you more than you ever knew.


First Name: Tracey
Last Name: Rounds
City: Norton
State: MA
Country:
Entry Date: 04/05/2020

I worked with Brian for many years, right up until the day he passed.We saw and spoke to Brian on an almost daily basis Our entire office is completely gutted by his loss. He was a great big ray of sunshine whenever we saw him. Seeing him made our day better. He always took the time to walk around and say hello to everyone. A man of the people. We all loved him and will miss him terribly. To Brian's wife and family, my deepest condolences. We will never forget you Brian. Rest in peace my friend..


First Name: Phyllis
Last Name: Cerullo
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Country: Norfolk
Entry Date: 04/05/2020

Sorry for the Duffy families loss. I’m shocked and saddened to hear about Brian’s untimely death. He was a great neighbor when we were kids and I was a neighbor again when we moved to Marion Street over 30 years ago. May he Rest In Peace and his family be blessed knowing he sits at the right hand of God. God bless


First Name: kenneth
Last Name: salvatore
City: Providence
State: RI
Country: United States
Entry Date: 04/05/2020

So sorry to hear about brians passing it was a shock to us at west fountain auto body in providence RI he was the nicest Friend and stand up person I know you can always count on brian rest in peace my friend god took you way too soon sadly missed kenny and patricia


First Name: David
Last Name: Kronmiller
City: Carver
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 04/05/2020

Cheryl,
Connie and I send our deepest regrets to you and your
family. Brian's sudden passing is a huge loss to all who
loved him and all who knew him. His big personality
and heart will never be forgotten. I feel blessed that I had Brian
in my life as a brother-in-law and he brought much joy and
laughter to Kelsey and Justin as their "fav" uncle!
Love,
David and Connie


First Name: Sandra
Last Name: Grey
City: Danvers
State: MA
Country: Essex
Entry Date: 04/05/2020

To all of Brain’s Family:

I am deeply sorry for your loss. It is so unimaginable. Brain, was the happiest, funniest and smiling person I knew. I meet Brain And Cheryl at my daughter Elyse’s bridal shower. I had gotten to know them both better after my grandchildren were born. He could always make you smile or laugh. He was a gentle kind person. May God Bless you all especially Cheryl at this time. Peace be with you


First Name: Dave
Last Name: Baker
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 04/05/2020

The Baker family wishes much condolences to the family and friends of our good neighbor Brian Duffy. Not enough words can describe how happy and joyful of a person he was every time we talked, waved, or just beeped from across our busy street. We will miss seeing him outside putting all the hard work and dedication into his BEAUTIFUL yard. Rest In Peace Brian, Abington Ave and Holbrook won’t be the same without you.


First Name: john
Last Name: politano
City: norwell
State: MA
Country:
Entry Date: 04/05/2020

It is with deep sadness , We send our love and prayers to all of Brian's family. John & Jan Politano. He was more than just a friend he was my brother ,the love will never leave



First Name: Michael &Teresa
Last Name: McLean
City: Ludlow
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 04/05/2020

Teresa and I were deeply saddened when we heard of Brian’s unexpected passing. I worked with Brian for 5 years, he was a excellent boss, mentor, & more importantly a friend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Brian’s family & friends.


First Name: June
Last Name: Levasseur (Martin)
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 04/06/2020

Dear Cheryl and family, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Brian's unexpected passing. So very sorry for you and your family's loss. Sending warm thoughts, hugs, and prayers your way. God bless you all.


First Name: Caitlin
Last Name: Pierce
City: Worcester
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 04/06/2020

I am so truly sorry to all of Brian’s family and friends for this devastating loss. Brian was a great friend to me, both professionally and personally. He had an incredibly genuine and caring heart which was bigger than life. His goofy remarks and full belly laughs would brighten even my darkest days, and he was one of those true friends who would check in on those days because he whole heartedly cared. Brian made me a stronger person and for that I will be forever grateful. I will cherish the memories I have with Brian and will never forget the great man and friend that he was.


First Name: Lee
Last Name: Stewart
City: Fairhaven
State: MA
Country: US
Entry Date: 04/06/2020

So sorry for your loss Cheryl and family. I loved chatting with Brian when he stopped often into Yards of Pleasure. He loved to talk about his family, and of course his yard!
Deepest sympathies,
Lee Stewart.


First Name: Keith & Brenda
Last Name: OBrien
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Country:
Entry Date: 04/06/2020

Dear Cheryl and family,

We were all shocked and saddened to hear of Brian’s passing. You both were great neighbors to us on Marion St. Brian was always smiling and just an all around great guy. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


First Name: Chris
Last Name: Coates
City: Leominster
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 04/06/2020

A true loss to anyone who had the privilege of knowing Brian. He certainly had a way with people and he always took the time to listen, because he really cared. I will greatly miss working with him, it was a real honor. A one in a million kind of guy... My deepest condolences go out to his close friends and family, he will be missed by so many.


First Name: Jamie
Last Name: Chiara
City: West Haven
State: CT
Country: United States
Entry Date: 04/06/2020

Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Brian was a friend and colleague. I will surely miss the presence of the truly great person he was. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


First Name: Mike
Last Name: Rumney
City: new bedford
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 04/06/2020

I worked with Brian for 9 years. I remember when I first met him he greeted me with a smile and a handshake. He never changed over all those years, always a friendly hello with a smile. My deepest sympathy to the entire Duffy family, Brian will be missed tremendously, but remembered dearly.

The Rumney Family


First Name: Mary
Last Name: Nihill (Geagan)
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 04/06/2020

Dear Cheryl and family,
I was very saddened to hear of your husband Brians sudden passing.
There are no words that can make this pain you're all feeling go away.
Please know that God will help you through this sadness. Rely on Jesus. This Easter season reminds us that we will all be reunited again someday.
My prayers and heartfelt sympathy to you all. God Bless you all and your husbands soul. May he rest in peace!
Mary


First Name: Janice and Jay
Last Name: DaSilva
City: West Yarmouth
State: MA
Country:
Entry Date: 04/07/2020

Jay and I and kids are absolutely devastated with Brian's untimely passing. He will truly be missed everywhere he traveled. Heaven must have been needing a great entertainer. So many memories. Always made me laugh. Hang on to each other at this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers are with you.


First Name: Kim
Last Name: Montelone
City: Saratoga Springs
State: NY
Country:
Entry Date: 04/07/2020

My thoughts and sympathies are with Brian's family, was an amazing man who always had smiles and laughs to share. Sending loving thoughts during this difficult time.


First Name: Neale
Last Name: Fitzpatrick
City: Dorchester
State: MA
Country: US
Entry Date: 04/07/2020

All of us here at Fitzpatrick Brothers are truly saddened to hear of Brian’s passing. He was a great man and a true friend to us here. He always went to bat for us whenever we needed anything. Every time he came by the shop we had great conversations and laughs. He will be sorely missed by us all.
Neale Fitzpatrick


First Name: Ken and Donna
Last Name: Kilduff
City: Cotuit
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 04/07/2020

We've know Brian since the 1990's when my dog ran into his Keystone truck! He felt terrible, even though it wasn't his fault. We joked about for years and years. He stopped by our shop on April 1st, and we laughed about everything, because that was who he was, the most sincere gentleman you could know. We are devastated for you and send all of our love, and hope to celebrate Brian's life, when it's possible. So very sorry for you and your family.


First Name: Nancy and Keith
Last Name: Rogers
City: Randolph
State: MA
Country: U.S.A.
Entry Date: 04/07/2020

Cheryl,Erin, Ryan and


First Name: Tony
Last Name: Pecorelli
City: Raynham
State: MA
Country:
Entry Date: 04/08/2020

Brian was the best boss anyone could ever have. I’m sure he was the best at most of the things he did. He talk to me for an hour Just days before, when Keystone let me go, he couldn’t believe it and he helped me feel better. I can still hear his words of encouragement, I still have the voicemail from the day I was hired, by him, November 18, 2013, it’s still in my phone because I will listen to it sometimes to feel better, and now I’m glad that I saved it certainly, After all these years. One thing I didn’t tell him two weeks ago when I talked to him was that I saved that message from him. I wish I did... I’m sorry to his family, bless his soul with Christ. Amen


First Name: Jo
Last Name: Straughn Ricketts
City: Plymouth
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 04/08/2020

Like many others Brian and I meet through the industry, he was always there with a laugh a joke or advise. He will truly be missed.
With the temperament of the world today, this may not come across as “ correct”, but only one word would describe Brain, he was truly
Infectious ! He touched thousands of lives and surely left his mark on all of us.
To the Duffy family, my heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. May the wonderful memories we are al sharing bring small comfort to you in the weeks ahead.
May Brian’s smile continue to shine high above us all.


First Name: Don
Last Name: Salvatore
City: Cranston
State: RI
Country:
Entry Date: 04/08/2020

Duffy family you should be very proud to have had Brian as part of your world. He was a awesome friend to have and am very grateful to have had the pleasure of doing business with him. My deepest sympathy and prayers will be with you all. God bless you Brian Rest In Peace


First Name: Jeannie
Last Name: Tarara
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Country:
Entry Date: 04/10/2020

So terribly sorry for the loss of such a vibrant, caring person. My heart goes out to all of you. I will keep you in my prayers. Jeannie


First Name: Jane
Last Name: Waters
City: Mansfield
State: MA
Country: UNITED_STATES_OF_AMERICA
Entry Date: 04/30/2020

So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.


First Name: Lisa
Last Name: Hokbrook
City: Daytona Beach
State: FL
Country: United States
Entry Date: 05/29/2020

Sorry for your Loss


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