FAIRHAVEN — Flora Alice Duff, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend died on July 3, 2017.
“Flo” was born on May 30 1922 in New Bedford, Massachusetts to Pierre and Alice (Desorcy) Boyer. She was the oldest of 10 siblings and so began a life of caring for others eventually becoming the matriarch of a large extended family.
She is predeceased by her loving husband of 43 years Joseph Ernest Duff, her sons Donald Duff, David Duff, Granddaughter Katie Bichsel and 7 siblings.
She is survived by her son Robert (Debra) Duff, daughter Vivian (David) Bichsel, grandchildren Jayme (Linda) Duff, Michelle (Michael) Pacheco, Kristina (Jason) Besse, Shannon Duff, Derek Duff, Jennifer Owens, Sarah Bichsel, Emily Bichsel, 14 great grandchildren, brother Camille Boyer, Sister Shirley Sidle Babcock, nieces and nephews too numerous to count and her dear friend Lisa Smith.
Flo was a consummate caregiver, who adored all children, especially babies, the beach, lobster rolls, clam boils, Manhattans, a well put together outfit, SHOES glass or otherwise, puzzles, dispensing advice sought or not and most of all family and friends who came in and out of her 95 years. Her kindness, loving heart and feisty sense of humor are already missed!
Her funeral will be held Monday, July 10 at 9 AM from the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven with a 10 AM funeral Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church, Acushnet. Burial to follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours Sunday 4-7 PM.
In lieu of flowers please send contributions in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham MA or online at ALZ.org