August 1, 1923 ~ August 3, 2012
Hamden Patrick Robert Duffy, Sr. Patrick Robert Duffy, Sr. 89, loving husband of 65 years of Grace Amarante Duffy of Hamden passed away August 3, 2012 after a brief illness. Patrick was born in Waterbury, CT August 1, 1923 a son of the late Patrick J. and Goldie Marie Farmer Duffy and had resided in Hamden since 1952. He attended Officer Training School at Wittenberg College in Ohio and proudly served in the US Army Air Force during WW II as a Captain with the 348th Bombardment Squadron in Europe. Mr. Duffy then graduated from the University of Bridgeport in 1949 and was employed with the Connecticut Wholesale Drug Co. in Waterbury and the Ketchum & Co. Pharmaceuticals of NYC until his retirement in 1995. He was a founding member of the Church of the Ascension, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed college football, traveling, and lived a very rich life with his wonderful family and friends. In addition to his wife he is survived by his children and their spouses, Patrick R. (Suzanne) Duffy, Jr. MD of Cheshire, Michael A. Duffy of Denver, CO., Richard J. (Tina) Duffy, MD of Portsmouth, NH. Beloved grandfather of Patrick R. (Jennifer) Duffy, III MD of Cheshire, Kristen (Zachary) Casavant of Boston, MA., Meghan Duffy and fiancé Ryan Canning of NYC, and twins Shannon and Kaitlin Duffy of Cheshire. He is also survived by his great grandsons, Patrick R. Duffy IV and Shawn Duffy, six beloved nieces, and a cousin Al T. Farmer. Patrick was predeceased by a sister Patricia Bohan and a brother John Duffy. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT 2300 WHITNEY AVE HAMDEN Wednesday morning August 8, at 9:30am. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Church of the Ascension, Dunbar Hill Rd, at 10 am. Friends may visit with his family on Tuesday from 4-8 pm. Interment with Military Honors in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be sent to the Fr. McGivney Center for Cancer Care, 659 George St. New Haven, CT 06511. For information or to send a condolence please see obituary @www.beecherandbennett.
COL AND I HAD THE DISTINCT PLEASURE TO MEET AND TREAT MR. DUFFY IN THE LAST YEAR. HE AND HIS LOVING WIFE ARE TRULY LOVELY PEOPLE WELL WORTH KNOWING. WE ARE BLESSED TO HAVE KNOWN THEM. MAY GOD BLESS THEM BOTH IN THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME.
DEAR GRACE AND FAMILY, OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TIME. WITH DEEPEST CONDOLENCES, NANCY,JOHN,MARK,JAY,LISA FERRARO
DEAR GRACE AND FAMILY, SENDING OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO YOU AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME. WITH SINCERE SYMPATHY, NANCY AND FRANK PORTO, JR. AND RANDI
DEAR GRACE AND FAMILY, WE ARE SENDING OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY TO ALL OF YOU AT THIS TIME. THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, YOUR FRIENDSHIP HAS MEANT SO MUCH. WITH DEEPEST CONDOLENCES, TERESA AND NICK RAPUANO
Dear Grace We send our heartfelt prayers to you and your beautiful family. We will so miss Pat.We were blessed to have him as a friend as well as a part of our family. God Bless, jim and Moira
To the Duffy Family, We are Deeply Sorry for the loss of such a nice man, he will be truly missed. Love, Doug and Nancy
I worked with Pat for 13 years at Ketchum. A great guy with a wonderful sense of humor and a great perspective on everything. I am sure he leaves all his family with great memories.
To the entire Duffy family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love to all, The Spence Family
Patrick, Sue and family: My heart-felt condolences. Elisa
Dear Grace, Rick & Sue and family, Michael, Dick & Tina, Please accept our sincere sympathy for your loss. Pat has always been and will always be very special to all of us and it is difficult to imagine him not being here. We will miss Pats smile, sense of humor, good cheer and never ending positive attitude. My parents were blessed with your life-long friendship and we consider you all family. Grace- please know that we love you and are sending our thoughts and prayers your way. Your friendship is something that comes along once in a lifetime and most do not have such a special relationship with another family. We have all been blessed by this friendship and have appreciated it so very much! Lots of love, Janet, Jerry, Nicole, Jeremy and Dorrie
To all of the Duffys: We extend our deepest condolences to you all! Since my mother met Grace right before Rick and I were born, we have been dear, dear friends. Pat has been a part of all of our lives and we will miss him, especially his wonderful and heartfelt sense of humor! Much love to you all! Judy, Bob, Jen, Sean, Reese and Brynn
Duffy Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have such fond memories of your dad comming home from work and meeting us in the kitchen just after Mike, Dick and I returned from playing hoops in the back yard. He was a very good man!