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Gerard Michael Duffy, Sr

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Gerard Michael Duffy, Sr., age 65, died February 2, 2015 at his home in Gainesville, VA surrounded by his family, after a long illness. He was born on September 30, 1949 in Yonkers, NY to the late Walter T. and Lucy Byrne Duffy. Gerry graduated from Cardinal Hayse High School in The Bronx in 1967, then went on to graduate from The University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC in 1971 and received his Master's degree from Iona College, New Rochelle, NY.
Gerry had a long and successful career in the textile industry. He held various roles and positions ranging from Sales Manager to CEO with various companies including; Scovill Fasteners, KaneM, Talon, a Coats North American Subsidiary and Bell Manufacturing.
Gerry was an avid golfer and an extensive traveler. His world revolved around his wife and family and he loved being a grandfather. He will be remembered for his generosity and his smile.
Gerry was the beloved husband of Karen Tallmadge Duffy and the late Donna G. Duffy, loving and devoted father of JoAnne Kinyon and her husband Douglas of Vienna, VA and Gerard M. Duffy, Jr. and his wife Kate of Charlotte, NC, proud grandfather of Douglas, Jr., Luke Gerard and Donna Grace, brother of Terrence (Anne) Duffy of Rye, NY, Walter (MaryAnn) Duffy of Tuckahoe, NY, Raymond (Jan) Duffy of Greenwich, CT, Louanne (John) Fitzgerald of Brookfield, CT, Mary (Thomas) DiRuzzo of Southport, NC, Stephen Duffy of Palm Springs, CA and Joseph (Jane) Duffy of Potomac, MD.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrate on Saturday, February 21st at 11am at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 359 Central Avenue, Caldwell, NJ. Interment will immediately follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Montclair, NJ.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Taub Institute at Columbia University Medical Center Neurological Institute, 100 Haven Avenue, Suite 29D, New York, NY 10032 or The Association for Frontal Temporal Dementia, Radnor Station, Building 2, Suite 320, 290 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087.

Mass of Christian Burial

Notre Dame Catholic Church
359 Central Avenue
Caldwell, NJ

February 21, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Immaculate Conception Cemetery

Montclair, NJ

February 21, 2015
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

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  1. Gerry was a good and true friend and will be missed by so many. Rest in peace Dufmeister. Ron and Patti Mercer

  2. Duffy Family, From Ohio Wesleyan University and the Bishops Golf Team-please accept our deepest regrets for your families loss and hope our prayers for you, will assist in your remembrance of a loved one. Ohio Wesleyan Men’s Golf

  3. Will always be thankful for when we met in 1981 Our time at National each year was great but the surprise trip to the first Braves world series will always have special memories The time we went to National, just the two of us, also was special. Mr P

  4. Our love and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. We shall always remember Gerry, he truly loved his family and friends. He was indeed "quite a guy", he will truly be missed by all who were blessed to know him.

  5. Karen, Sorry to hear about your loss. All of your friends in Pineville are sending you prayers and hope your saddness is replaced by happy memories quickly. Thinking of you, Eileen

  6. It was a pleasure to know Gerry. He had a love of life and family that came through whenever we saw him. Rest in Peace, Gerry. Jean Kinyon Holly Springs, NC

  7. It was a pleasure to know Gerry. He had a love of life and family that came through whenever we saw him. Rest in Peace, Gerry. Jean Kinyon Holly Springs, NC

  8. Our deepest condolences to the Duffy family. Gerard Duffy was a loving father, who was very involved with his children. His kids were the sun and the stars in his world. And he departed too soon from this world. Too soon. But his legacy will shine bright through his children and grandchildren. We have no doubt he will be keeping a close guard on his family from above. It’s very difficult to lose such a special parent. May God bless Gerard in heaven and bless his family on earth.

  9. Gerard, Your Dad thought the world of you and rightfully so. No doubt you enriched each others’ lives. Wishing you peace during this difficult transition time. We enjoyed having you as neighbors and are saddened by your loss. Susan and Dan Nunn

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