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Joan A. (Doyle)  Duffy, R.N.
  • Memorial contributions may be made to:
  • Alzheimer's Association
    311 Arsenal Street
    Watertown, MA 02472

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HOLYOKE-Joan A. (Doyle) Duffy, age 76, of Chicopee, formerly of Holyoke, died on Monday, May 16, 2011 in Chicopee. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Howard and Nellie (Stawasz) Doyle and was a 1952 graduate of the former Saint Jerome High School. Joan graduated from the former Providence Hospital School of Nursing in 1955, and became a Registered Nurse. She worked at Providence Hospital and at several area nursing homes prior to her retirement. She was a communicant of Saint Jerome Church. Her husband, William F. Duffy Sr. predeceased her on April 3, 2010. Joan is survived by a son, William F. Duffy Jr. of Holyoke, two daughters: Rose Gowett of Orlando FL and Catie Murphy of Chicopee, seven grandchildren: Christy, Justin, Heather, Hayley, Ashley, Shannon, and Kellie, two brothers: Jackie Doyle of Belchertown and Buddy Doyle of Holyoke, a sister, Dorothy Brown of Holyoke, and several nieces and nephews. Joan was predeceased by a sister, Florence Martin. All services and burial will be private. There are no calling hours. Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton St. Holyoke is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown MA 02472.

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