Haverhill — Stephen Paul Duffy of Haverhill, 62, passed away on July 7, after a long battle with cancer.
Steve grew up in Shawsheen, Andover, and graduated from Andover High School in 1970. Steve was a three sport athlete, lettering in football, track and baseball. Upon graduation, he worked in the construction and ski industry for a short period before starting his career in the golf and landscaping business.
Steve owned and operated his own business for over 30 years, providing landscaping and snow plowing services, as well as golf course maintenance, known as Case Inc. He ran Rolling Green Golf Course in Andover for over 25 years, where he met his wife, Nancy. Together they also operated the Rolling Green Fitness Center. After leaving Rolling Green, Steve was involved in the start-up of Atkinson Country Club as the first golf course superintendent. He ended his career at Northfields, a private residential community in Haverhill, where he oversaw the golf course and surrounding grounds.
He enjoyed skiing, golf and spending time along the coast of Maine with his wife and dog, Greta. He was an avid Red Sox fan and also enjoyed following the stock market closely.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Nancy E. (Damon) Duffy; his brother, Gordon and his wife, Mara, of Atkinson, and Tom of Andover. He also leaves his mother-in-law, Joan Damon of Nashua, N.H.; brother-in-law, Stuart Damon and his wife, Julie, of Vienna, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Joseph Duffy; mother, Joan Duffy; and his brother, Jay Duffy.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends and family are respectfully invited to call on Thursday, July 10, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Route 125, Haverhill. Funeral services will follow, at 7 p.m., in the funeral home. A graveside committal service will be held Friday, at 11 a.m., in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, North Broadway, Haverhill. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation in Steve’s memory to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445, or the V Foundation for Cancer Research, 106 Tower View Ct., Cary, NC 27513. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook, or www.comeaufuneral.com.