Posted On December 19th, 2010 -


November 6, 1943 – December 12, 2010

Marsha Duffy, age 67, passed away peacefully at home in Palm Springs, California, on December 12, 2010 with her loving husband, Paul Roos, at her side, after a year and a half battle with lung cancer.

Marsha was born in Malden, MA. and raised in Southbridge, MA. After moving to Hawaii in 1966, she worked for United Airlines for 14 years. Other business pursuits included World Travel Consultants and Camp Paradise, a day camp for children of visitors to Waikiki hotels. In 1994, Marsha moved to Northern California where she continued to work in the travel industry.

Following her marriage to Paul in 2000, the couple lived in Vallejo, CA and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, where Marsha was active in charitable work. The couple moved their winter home to Palm Springs, California in 2007 where they resided seasonally until her passing.

Marsha is survived by her husband, Paul Roos, of Palm Springs and Vallejo, CA; brother, Richard DiCrescenzo of Honolulu; daughter, Amy Ross Sarasvati, and grandchildren, Justin and Heather Rose Tracy of Hopkinton, NH; her cousins David Morse and Amy Morse of CA and Natalie Morse Moore of the Big Island.

No services are planned.

As a descendant of the Bernardone family, whose most notable member was Francis Bernardone, aka St. Francis of Assisi, Marsha dearly loved animals, especially dogs, and asked that any memorial contributions be made in her memory to the Benicia Vallejo Humane Society,

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