James D. ‘Duffy’ Murch
1918 – 2009
SOUTH PARIS — James D. (Duffy) Murch, 91, of Waterford died Monday, Oct. 12, at the Maine Veterans’ Home.
He was born in South Paris, Sept. 3, 1918, the son of Ellsworth and Annie B. Witham and attended school in South Paris.
He faithfully served his country in the Army during World War II. He worked as a heavy equipment operater for R.K. Brown, Cianbro and retired from Pike Industries. Duffy was a member of the Mundt-Allen American Legion in Bethel, he enjoyed being busy, it did not matter if it was splitting wood, mowing his lawn or cleaning the ice out of the driveway.
On Nov. 28, 1936, he married Maisie Millett and they celebrated 71 years together until her death on Sept. 19, 2008.
Survivors include his sons, George and his wife, Virginia, of South Paris, Alfred and his wife, Linda, of Waterford and William (Bill) and his wife, DebbyLee, of Waterford; eight grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son, James “Rammie”; brothers, Chester, Ralph and Ellsworth; and sisters, Anna, Bertha and Jennie.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Maine Veterans’ Home for the wonderful care Duffy received.

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