Helen V. (Rice) Duffy

Born: Wed., Nov. 5, 1924
Died: Tue., Feb. 10, 2015


9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Fri., Feb. 13, 2015
Location: Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Fri., Feb. 13, 2015
Location: St. Mary's Church

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e-Helen (Rice) Duffy, 90, formerly of 99 E. Hartford Ave, passed awayTues. Feb. 10 at St. Camillus Health Care Ctr.  where she has resided the past 9 months.  She is survived by a brother Peter E. Rice and his wife Mary Rice of Uxbridge; a brother in-law Peter Frabotta, sister in-law Mary Duffy of Worcester; dear cousin Una Rice of Uxbridge; several nieces and nephews; and many good friends. Helen was predeceased by her husband Donald J. Duffy in 1996; a daughter Christine in 1967; 2 brothers Charles A. Rice and Leo M. Rice and a sister Barbara Frabotta.  Born in Milford on Nov. 5, 1924, she was daughter of Peter E. and Katherine (Tynan) Rice.  She graduated from Uxbridge High School and Boston University College of Practical Arts and Letters.  Helen worked in customer service for Stark, Johnson and Stinson in Worcester, retiring in 1992. Previously she was associated with the former William Q. Forde adjustment services in Worcester for 20 years.
     Helen belonged to many organizations including the Worcester Business Professional Women’s Club, St. Vincent Hospital as a volunteer for over 25 years, the Guild of Our Lady of Providence, and was a founding member of the Uxbridge Elderly Connection, Inc., a fund raising group for the Uxbridge Senior Center and served as secretary for many years.  Helen was a member of St. Mary’s church in Uxbridge and a member of its Morning Start Ministry.
     Her funeral will be held from Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge on Fri. Feb. 13 with a Mass at 11 am in St. Mary’s Church, 71 Mendon St.  Burial will be at a later date in St. John’s Cemetery, Worcester.  Calling hours at the funeral home will be held on Fri. Feb. 13 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at St. Camillus for their outstanding compassion and care.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 71 Mendon St. Uxbridge MA 01569, St. Camillus Health Care Center, 447 Hill St., Whitinsville MA 01588, or a charity of ones choice.  To leave a condolence message for the family, please visit www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com

Charitable donations may be made in Helen's memory to the following organizations:

St. Camillus Health Center
447 Hill St., Whitinsville, MA 01588

St. Mary's Church
71 Mendon St., Uxbridge, MA 01569

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Andrea (Query) Caplan
   Posted Fri February 13, 2015
Family of Helen,
Please accept my condolences at this sad time for your family. I met Helen when I was a little girl and went to school with Chrissy. We were friends from 3rd grade till she passed away at the end of the summer before we entered 8th grade. Many fond memories were formed at 57 Fairfax Road where Chrissy and I would do homework, play, laugh, eat, and do anything else little girls do when they are together. As time went on and I married and had children of my own it really hit home as to just how much Helen and Donald lost so many years before. Here and there I would contact Helen with a note and a picture or two to keep her up to date about my life. I will NEVER forget what a true lady Helen was, and for certain I think of Chrissy quite often. My life was blessed as a child by having a great friend whose mom was so kind to me. You have my sincerest sympathy at this time. May Helen rest in peace with those she loved and who left her life way too soon. Sincerely With Love, Andrea (Query) Caplan

Dave and Sue Barnard
   Posted Sat February 14, 2015
Our sincere sympathy. Helen was a delight to know and a true and generous friend.
Sue & Dave Barnard

Sharon Cain Faucher
   Posted Sat February 14, 2015
I remember Mrs. Duffy so well as an elegant, wonderful woman. I was friends with her daughter Christine and spent many times at their home in Worcester. She loved to play "SCAT" with us and always made great lunches! We were all devastated when Christine passed at such an early age. I met Mrs. Duffy a few times later in my life when she was volunteering at St. Vincent Hospital. Always a smile! Many memories....Now she is with Christine and her husband. May she rest in peace now.
Sharon Cain Faucher

Marie Elena S.
   Posted Sat February 14, 2015
My thoughts and pryers for Helen and her family. She was such a sweet lady!

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