Edward Duffy, BostonEdward Earl Duffy, 52, Boston, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, after a battle with lymphoma.
Edward Earl Duffy, 52, Boston, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, after a battle with lymphoma.
He was born on Sept. 6, 1960.
Funeral services were held on Nov. 5, 2012, at Trinity Church, Boston. A second service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First Reformed Church, Mitchell. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Mitchell.
Arrangements are under the direction of Will Funeral Chapel, Mitchell.
Edward was born in Vineland, N.J., to Edward Duffy and Vonda (Stoebner) Alexander.
He moved with his mother, stepfather and brothers to South Dakota in 1976.
Edward graduated from Mitchell High School in 1978.
He moved back to the East Coast after high school, where he graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in architecture.
He worked as an architect throughout Boston and New York his entire career and was most recently employed at Elkus Manfredi in Boston.
Edward worked on various architecture projects throughout the United States and was most proud of his project on the student center building on the campus of MIT.
Edward enjoyed vacationing as well, and was fortunate to have visited many foreign countries throughout his life. He was a collector of books, mainly architecture books. He was also an avid snow skier.
He was an active member of Trinity Church in the City of Boston, where he volunteered as a tour guide and was a member of the building committee.
Grateful for having shared his life are his parents, Edward and Carol Duffy, Vineland, N.J.; Vonda and Bruce Alexander, Loomis; a brother, Mike Duffy, Mitchell; half- brothers and sisters: Brian (Jill) Duffy, Philadelphia; Dan (Mary) Alexander, Mitchell; Jennifer Duffy, Vineland; and Kevin Duffy, Vineland; nine nieces and nephews, two great nieces and many cousins, three aunts: Rochelle (George) Edwards, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Lila (Fred) Mettler, Rapid City; and Cheryl (Frank) Lutjens, Ethan.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Leo and Laura Stoebner; and aunts and uncles, Delvis (Jerry) Fenner and Kenny (Marlys) Stoebner.