Young Mary
Mary B. Duffy
  • 95 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 3, 1916
  • Date of passing: Apr 13, 2012
Let the memory of Mary be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our Mother, Mary B. Duffy, 95, born on December 3, 1916 and passed away on April 13, 2012. We will remember her forever.

To read Mary's obiturary click on the "Her Life" tab. (above)

Please feel free to leave a memorial tribute on this page (below). We also encourage you to click on the Gallery and Stories tabs (above) to add pictures, videos, music, memories, or just to see the photos and read the stories that friends and family have shared. If you click on a photo you will get the larger version to view, and then click again, hit play and you can see a slide show of all the photos. You can also add your comments and memories to photos that you come across on these pages.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Eleanor Adams on 3rd December 2013

"On this, the 97th anniversary of Mrs. Mary Duffy's birth, I just want to thank her for the very positive impact she had upon my life.  Every election day and December 3rd, I can't help but think of her.  I am a much better and more involved citizen, because of having had her as a teacher.  Besides the two years of history in her class, I also had many good times and learning experiences working with her on the Steinert yearbook staff for three years.  And then, 40 years after graduation, we reconnected and became dear friends.  Thank you, Mrs. Duffy, and thank you Mary Alice and John David for sharing your mother with so many others.  Yes, she will be "forever missed"."

This tribute was added by Robert Lord on 28th June 2012

"Greetings Mary Alice & family, After reading her obituary all I can express is "What a great life, well done, great job".   Think of all the lives she touched.
My remembrance as a school mate of her daughter at Hamilton High West were the times I stopped to visit her daughter that I was always welcomed very warmly by her.  My sympathy to the family."

This tribute was added by Maggie Rizzo on 9th May 2012

"Dear Mary Alice and Family:  What a journey.  Your mother truly led an amazing life.  How many lives did she touch as teacher, and how much empathy and compassion did you bring to this earth through her?  It seems endless . . . My love, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."

This tribute was added by Susan Neshin on 30th April 2012

"Mary Alice and family,
From my reading of your  mother's obituary and the many fond rememberances and tributes on this website, I have a vivid awareness of the wonderful and giving woman that your mother was. Her legacy lives on in her children and in all the lives that she has touched so deeply. My sincerest  condolences."

This tribute was added by mary ann stowell on 27th April 2012

"Mrs. Duffy was a favorite teacher of mine.  I have always told my children that if you like your teacher, you will learn.  Mrs. Duffy gave me a love for learning and I have often thought of her.  I am so glad she left such a great legacy to her family and her students."

This tribute was added by Rachel Weston on 27th April 2012

"Mrs. D you will be missed greatly! Especially every holiday and by all including Grace. You were a heroine to my sister and I and we admired you very much. We considered you our own grandmother, and enjoyed every moment we spent with you. I promise to remember and cherish all the times we shared, and all the life advice you gave us. I love you so much!!! and will miss you immensely!"

This tribute was added by Cathy Dunigan on 25th April 2012

"I had the pleasure of working with Mrs. Duffy on the 1963 and other years Cresset Yearbooks.   She was compassionate in her work and we all loved working with her.  I still remember meeting at her home and taking photos there for the dedication of the yearbook to our parents.  She is remembered and will be missed."

This tribute was added by phyllis slater on 23rd April 2012

"" Patrice called us to let us know about your mom's death.  Please know that we are thinking about you and your family. May you be given
strength and faith during this sad time. Her spirit lives on in you."

This tribute was added by Bob Gyenge on 23rd April 2012

"I was raised across the street from the Duffy's. John David and I were neighbors, teammate's, and friends. Mrs. Duffy was a warm, generous person who I will always remember fondly. I remember her love of antiques and books. I recall her mother who was called "Jammy."
Thanks for everything, Mrs. Duffy!"

This tribute was added by Kim Weintraub on 23rd April 2012

"My best memories of Aunt Mary were when I was 5 or 6 and would ask my Mom if I could walk down the street at the shore all by myself to visit her. I would go there all the time, just popping in to see what she was doing. She would always sit and talk to me and she would always be happy to see me even if I was being a pesky little kid always at her door."

This tribute was added by Margo Kramer on 23rd April 2012

"MaryAlice so sorry for your loss. Your mother is definitely a woman
with spirit, creativity and a loving nature.  It is easy to see that  you take after her .  She will me missed.  My thoughts are with you and
your family.  Love, Margo"

This tribute was added by sal mastropaolo on 22nd April 2012

"Rest in peace....god bless the family"

This tribute was added by JUDY RIDGWAY on 22nd April 2012


This tribute was added by Courtney Lynn on 22nd April 2012

"We are so sad to hear about Aunt Mary's passing.  Whenever she would come visit, she was sure to make us laugh!  Even though we were not her grandchildren, she always took great interest in what we did, and we loved having her drop by at Christmas.  She will truly be missed."

This tribute was added by Dana Dreibelbis on 21st April 2012

"Thank you Mary Duffy for the all of the gifts you gave us, especially your children who will carry with them your beautiful spirit! Love as always to MaryAlice, John and Donna."

This tribute was added by Debbie Collins on 21st April 2012

"We had the pleasure to meet Miss Mary at Christmas time around 13 or 14 years ago...what a gem! I remember that she had a very big appetite, I guess thats where John gets it from. She had 2 maybe 3 portions of prime rib that day...Bless you all and our prayers are with the family. Jack and Debbie Collins (Donna's Twin sister and Husband)"

This tribute was added by carole siskind on 20th April 2012

"I graduated in 1961and remember mrs Duffy as one very stylish and classy lady.  She always looked so fashionable.  She was one of my favorite teachers.  My sympathy to her family."

This tribute was added by dandjwitt@sbcglobal Witt on 20th April 2012

"We only had the pleasure of meeting Mary one time. Donna and John brought Mary to our house for Christmas dinner. We had a wonderful time, Mary loved the prime rib! Though we did not know her well we do hear wonderful stories about John's family and New Jersey. Mary will be truly missed by all who loved her. Don&Janice Donna's sis"

This tribute was added by Carol Bridges (Koch) on 20th April 2012

"I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Duffy.I sent her a 90th birthday card and was so delighted that she wrote me a note back.I graduated in 1961 and Mrs. Duffy was my favorite teacher,she made me love history even to this day. My deepest sympathy to her family."

This tribute was added by John & Joan Idema on 19th April 2012

"Bus trip to Death Valley. In Feb. 1995, we took a bus tour to Death
Valley as this is when the wild flowers are in full bloom. There were only
13 people on this tour and Mary was the only one alone. That started
our friendship with Mary."

This tribute was added by JoAnna Jenkins on 19th April 2012

"I am sad to hear that Mary has passed from this life but I'm sure there is great rejoicing in heaven! I speak for "The Residence" when I say that Mary Duffy was one classy lady. She helped make The Residence beautiful.  I was so blessed to have served on the board with her and many of the other "Grand Dames" of Trenton. They don't make them like that anymore.  Sincerely, Joey Jenkins"

This tribute was added by Piazza DeAngelis on 19th April 2012

"The four of us always looked forward to Aunt Mary's visits after Christmas. Her gifts were always so thoughtful and creative, and her singing Christmas tree has become a DeAngelis house staple at Christmastime. More importantly, Aunt Mary was a strong, intelligent and independent woman, and we were lucky to have grown up with her."

This tribute was added by Katharine Bartlett on 18th April 2012

"Dear Mrs Duffy, thank you for being there, and caring, and sharing your wonderful daughter with me.  Your children will always carry forward your memory and mark in the world- SO much to be proud of!"

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