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“I'm very saddened to read of Karen's passing. I grew up in the Montrose area and went to school with her from childhood through high school. She...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Janice Whitehead - Salem, MA

“I'll miss your beautiful smile, your infectious laugh. You were always kind and caring. My thoughts are with your family. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Jerry Maguire - Attleboro

“Karen was my best friend. We talked every week if not a couples times a week. I miss her terribly . I miss her sarcastic wonderful sense of humor.I...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Linde Haynes - Milton, DE

“I am shocked & saddened by Karen's passing. Much too young.I worked with Karen for over 14 years at two different companies, Bank of America &...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Bill Riley - Needham, MA - Friend

“Bill so sorry of karens passing thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time ( i know karen through denise and bill barker) ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Kathryn Graham - Melrose, MA


Karen E. Duffy of Lynnfield, formerly of Wakefield, MA, died unexpectedly on Friday, October 26, 2018. Karen was the youngest of four children and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1986. Karen worked as a successful mortgage underwriter for many years, most recently with Caliber Mortgage Loans. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, traveling, shopping and visiting with family and friends. She especially liked fishing and spending time with her dogs.

She leaves behind her devoted husband of 22 years, William P. Duffy, her mother Barbara M. Philbrick of Wakefield, a sister Susan M Celikmen of North Andover, a nephew, Adam I. Celikmen of North Andover, and a niece, Cassidy P. Mills and her husband Anthony of Rye, NH. She was predeceased by her father, Dean H. Philbrick, a sister Donna Ann Ward, and a brother, Dean Paul Philbrick. Karen also leaves a large number of Walsh Family loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Karen's in-laws were as follows: Florence C. and William J. Duffy of Stoneham, Deborah A. Bruton of Melrose, Paul J. Duffy of North Andover, Daniel F. Duffy (deceased) of Stoneham, David J. Duffy (deceased) of Tewksbury, Donna M. Westlake of Tewksbury and Gayle Duffy of Stoneham. Karen also leaves behind her treasured dogs, Winston and Maxwell.

Expressions of sympathy in Karen's memory are welcomed in the form of donations to The Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS), 1255 23RD St. NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Private arrangements took place at McDonald Funeral Home in Wakefield on November 2, 2018.