Edward Prescott McDuffee

Edward Prescott McDuffee, Esq. (formerly of Hollis, NH), Carlsbad, CA – died peacefully on June 22, 2017 at his home in Carlsbad, CA at the age of 93. Edward was born December 18th, 1923 in Lowell, Massachusetts, the son of Lester and Gertrude McDuffee. Edward is survived by his three loving children, Pamela (Ken), Bruce (Laurie) and Laurie; eight grandchildren: Ryan, Nicolas, Kaitlyn, Samuel, Cassidy, Kendall, Kenneth, Jr., Brennan and one great grandchild, Jackson. Edward is preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Gertrude McDuffee, Phyllis Wilder McDuffee, his wife of 55 years, and his brother, Donald McDuffee.

Edward graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology and then earned his Law Degree from Boston University in 1949. Edward’s lifelong devotion to practicing law in Massachusetts and New Hampshire proved to be a valued service to the families of those local communities. Edward and Phyllis raised their three young children in the beautiful town of Hollis, NH where they lived for many years. They relocated to Carlsbad, CA where their oldest daughter and her family reside about 10 years ago. Edward made many new friends and remained active playing Bocce Ball, chess, cribbage, reading and riding his bike among other things well after his 93rd birthday. Edward was very proud of having served in World War II. He was an active member of the Hollis VFW and will be honored as such at the Memorial and the Graveside service.

Edward will be missed dearly by his family and friends. We will honor him as follows: Visiting Hrs. at the McGaffigan Funeral Home 37 Main Street (Rte. 113) Pepperell Massachusetts Friday, July 21st 4 to 6 pm. *Memorial Luncheon at the Alpine Grove Saturday, July 22nd- noon to 2pm. (rsvp) to pam@networkservicescorp.com by July 17th.

Edward will be interred with a private graveside service at Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn, Mass next to his wife Phyllis.

Should you wish to make a donation to honor Edward’s life, you can make it to the wonderful hospice group who supported him and us: Advantage Health Systems 9663 Tierra Grade St., Ste. 204 San Diego, CA 92126. Thank you! Please see www.mcgaffiganfuneral.com.