James William Duffy, age 70, of Saluda, NC, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at Autumn Care of Saluda.
He was born on June 4, 1952, in Fitchburg, MA to the late Stephen V. Duffy and Claire Boudreau Duffy.
James was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Fitchburg, MA. He was an EMT from 1974-1986, and then became a Medical Assistant. James also worked at Digital Equipment Corp for 21 years as a network technician and he delivered oil for 15 years for Brideau Oil Corportation. Once James retired, he moved to Saluda, NC.
James was a loving father, and he was very proud of his family. He had a strong and stoic personality and was very much a defender of the Second Amendment. He had a deep passion for guns and was a lifelong member of the NRA. James loved the outdoors, and enjoyed camping, boating, and cooking steaks on the grill.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his brother, John Duffy.
Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 29 years, Segundina Duffy; a son, Michael (Angie) Duffy of Saluda, NC; two daughters, Maria Jena (Michael) Miller of Tuscon, AZ and Lexi Alicia (Crystal) Knight of Easley, SC.; three granddaughters, Tea (Martin) Carbonell of Fitchburg, MA, Paityn Duffy of Quincy, MA, an Katlyn (Niko) Leman of Pickens, SC; and three grandsons, Dakota Duffy of Easley, SC, Zachary Davis of Leominster, MA, and Eric Duffy of San Antonio, TX.
No services are planned at this time.
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Penland Family Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Duffy family with arrangements.