Long-time CSU member Martin Duffy of Belmont passed away on November 29, 2010, following an illness with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Rusty Stieff, loving father of Brianna Duffy and Katie Duffy. A lifelong runner, Martin completed 40 consecutive Boston Marathons, ran in the Philadelphia and New York Marathons and completed a personal best time of 2:37.11 in the Ocean State Marathon. After earning an MBA from Wharton, Martin was an economist and consultant at Data Resources Inc. before founding his own firm, The Perseus Group.
He was proud of his contributions as adjunct faculty at Emmanuel College and Suffolk University and within the town of Belmont, serving as both town meeting member and beloved soccer coach for many years. Martin’s inclusive nature and his ability to interact with people in many circles on a wide range of topics allowed him to touch the lives of many. He was a friend, mentor, confidante, coach, teacher and role model all rolled into one. As one friend wrote, “His friendship was genuine and his smile was a reflection of his heart.” His contributions, substantive character and life-loving spirit will be remembered and missed. He brought out the best in many of us.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Foundation for Belmont Education P. O. Box 518 Belmont, MA. 02478 or to Holy Union Sisters c/o Sister Barbara Kirkman P.O. Box 410 Milton, MA 02186.