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Lorenzo Ellsworth Duffin

May 11, 1933 ~ July 18, 2020 (age 87)


Lorenzo Ellsworth Duffin peacefully entered eternal rest on July 18, 2020.

Lorenzo was born on May 11, 1933 in Boyds, Maryland. He was proceeded in death by his parents Helen and Arthur Duffin. Also proceeded in death by his wife Annie Marie Duffin and siblings Thomas Duffin, Ed Duffin, Nathanial Duffin, Helen Dorsey and Eleanor Duffin.

Lorenzo is survived by his sister Mary Alice Duffin (Greene), Daughters Sheila Lynn Simpson, Alice Marie Duffin also known as “Pops” and Perryanna Cole also known as “Cookie”. Lorenzo is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

His legacy will be passed on by his grandchildren Meshashe Snowden, Joseph Simpson, and Mekeisha Jones. Lorenzo also has 6 Great grandchildren.

While known to family as Dada, Horse, Uncle Reni, and Jazz. Lorenzo enlisted in the United States Army in 1950 existing as a Sargent. Lorenzo returned to his hometown of Boyds, MD where he began employment with Montgomery County Landfill later transitioning to work for Montgomery County Public Schools where he retired in 1996.

Lorenzo had a special bond with his granddaughter Meshashe. He loved spending time with “Bad-Goody” as he nicknamed her. “Dada and Bad-Goody” were inseparable going shopping, having lunch dates, and most recently video chatting.

Lorenzo’s favorite activities include playing lottery numbers, watching wrestling, the Washington Redskins or a good baseball game with his sister.

Lorenzo loved his family deeply and will be deeply missed.

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