Obituaries 07-03-2019

Paul “Duffy” Kilduff

Chelsea Soldiers Home Resident, Formerly of Quincy

Paul A. “Duffy” Kilduff passed away unexpectedly on Monday morning June 10. He was 68 years old.

Duffy was one of five children of the late Henry E. and Catherine J. (Moore) Kilduff. He attended schools in Quincy and graduated from Quincy High School. Soon after graduation Duffy enlisted in the US Air Force and served honorably during the Vietnam Era. He was assigned to the 42nd FMS (SAC) and was discharged in 1974 at the rank of Sergeant.

Duffy returned to Quincy and was employed by Mass DOT. A longtime resident of the Houghs Neck area of Quincy, Paul lived the last several years in the Keville House at Chelsea Soldiers Home in Chelsea.

During his lifetime, Paul enjoyed time spent digging for clams on Houghs Neck, holidays with friends, listening to music and following Boston sports teams. He will forever be remembered for his kind and friendly demeaner, his dry wit and sense of humor.

He was the dear brother of Joyce “Gigi” Broderick and Patricia Kilduff, both of Quincy, Claire Duckett and her husband, Dwayne of Daniel Island, SC and David Kilduff of Quincy and the dear uncle of Kathleen Rodgers and Brendan Duckett. He is also survived by many friends at the Soldiers Home and in Quincy.

Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend a Funeral Mass in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, Chelsea Soldiers Home Campus, 91 Crest Ave, Chelsea today, Wednesday, July 3 at 10 a.m. Visitation will preceed the Mass in the Chapel’s Cardinal Cushing Pavilion commencing at 9 a.m. Private interment will be at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Chelsea Soldiers Home Activity Fund, 91 Crest Ave, Chelsea or the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, 486 Chandler St., Tewksbury, MA 01876. 

Arrangements are by Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons, Chelsea.

Margaret “Connie” Madigan

Gold Star Mother

Margaret C. “Connie” (Geary) Madigan died on Monday morning at the Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody. She was 92 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Edward and Lillian Geary and a claims representative for the Social Security Administration for many years. Mrs. Madigan was a Gold Star Mother having lost her son, John in Vietnam.

She was the loving mother of Constance Rossetti and her husband, Michael of Wilmington, Clare Arsenault and her husband, Edward of Everett, Loretta DiCresce and her husband, Albert of Nevada and Daniel Madigan of Peabody, Lillian Madigan of Revere and the late PFC John E. Madigan (KIA Vietnam) and& the late Kathleen Santoro. She was the sister of John Geary and his wife, Marie of Chelmsford and was also predeceased by seven brothers and sisters.  Mrs. Madigan is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

An hour of visitation will be held in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus on Wednesday, July 3 from 11 a.m. to noon followed by a funeral service in the funeral home at noon. Relatives and friends are invited.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Donations in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice. For directions & condolences 

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