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Schimunek Funeral Home

610 W MacPhail Rd, Bel Air, MD

OBITUARY

Amanda Gertrude Duffy

15 December , 196311 May , 2019

Amanda (usually called Mandy), died suddenly and unexpectedly on Saturday, May 11, 2019. She is survived by her parents, Alice and Paul Duffy, Stewartstown, PA, her brother, Phillip; Windsor, PA, Timothy and his wife Linda; Colorado Springs, CO, her niece, Julia and nephews Nathan and Ryan; numerous cousins, and aunts and uncles.

Mandy attended Holy Family Elementary School in Randallstown, MD and graduated from Randallstown HS. She attended Eastern Kentucky University and Villa Julie College in the General Studies Field. She had an extensive work history and was well thought of in her positions. She worked as an Executive Assistant for the following companies: Bon Secours Health Systems, Inc., Marriottsville, MD; Choice Hotels International, Silver Spring, MD; Future Health Corporation, Timonium, MD; Wells Fargo Financial, Columbia, MD. While working in these positions she received awards as employee of the month and other commendations. Medical conditions compelled her to reduce fulltime work and later career positions included part time work for Giant Grocery Stores and Walmart.

Mandy loved animals and had aspirations to be a veterinarian but fulfilled her desires by working with animals on a volunteer basis for the local animal centers and the SPCA. She left behind the latest love of her life, her cat, Cersei, named after the character in the Games of Thrones series.

A memorial service for Amanda Gertrude Duffy will be held on Tuesday, June 25, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church at 315 N. Constitution Avenue, New Freedom, PA in the old historic church. The service is open to all; there are a few parking spaces in front of the church and additional parking is available behind the church. Immediately following the service there will be a luncheon gathering which will be by invitation only.

Services

25 June

Memorial Service

11:00 am

St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church

315 N Constitution Avenue
New Freedom, PA 17349

Memories

Amanda Gertrude Duffy

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Alejandra Derksen

19 June 2019

Dear Philip and Duffy Family

I am very sorry for your loss. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Barbara Baugher

15 June 2019

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Duffy,
My name is Barbara Baugher (Guerrini). I attended Holy Family School and was in the same class as Mandy. I am very sorry to hear of Mandy’s passing. I have fond memories of Mandy and am saddened to hear of your loss. Please know that I will keep you, your family, and Mandy in prayer.

Barbara Baugher

Tracey Steinbach-Donovan

27 May 2019

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Duffy and family,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Mandy was a sweet, loving and caring person. I will truely miss her.
The Steinbach family

Alice Duffy

27 May 2019

To family and friends,
Thank you for all of your beautiful memories for Amanda.

Amanda is our brightest shining star. Maybe, they are not stars at all but openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are at peace.

Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday..
Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.

Amanda, we will smile at your memory, hold you in our hearts and love you forever. Grief is just love with no place to go. May you rest in peace forever.

-Love, Mom and Dad

Thomas Duffy III

19 May 2019

Dear uncle Paul and Alice,
Beth and I are very saddened that Mandy's life here on the earth was so short. I know it was a happy life. We are sending loving prayers to her.

Tricia Woods (Riley)

18 May 2019

Hello, Mr. & Mrs. Duffy, Phil and Tim
This is Trish Woods (Riley). My brothers, sister and I went to Holy Family with you (me in Mandy's class, my brother Joe in Tim's class). I just saw the article in the Baltimore Sun regarding Mandy's passing and I just wanted to let you know how sorry I am for your loss. Mandy was such a nice, sweet person. Please know that we are thinking of you.
Trish

Neal Cornett

17 May 2019

I'm sure all her cousins are as grieved as I to learn of Mandy's death. My heart breaks for Uncle Paul and Aunt Alice, and for Tim and Linda and their children, and for Philip. Mandy was a sweet person whose chronic illness cannot efface our memory of what she meant to us and of our happier times with her. May she rest in peace, and may God in his great mercy give to her dearest loved ones the comfort and peace that is beyond our poor human power to give.

Mary Kaye Cassidy

16 May 2019

I first knew Mandy when we were at Holy Family School together back in the 70's. I babysat for her and her brothers for years, and just loved them! Only being a few years younger than me, Mandy and I became friends when we were teenagers, and my memories of her are only happy ones!! I felt like we reconnected just recently via Facebook, and I loved her posts and seeing the lovely things she made. She again and again brought a smile to my face, and I will miss that. My heart goes out to her family and friends, and you will be in my heart and in my prayers. Love, Mary Kaye

Susan Sauerwald

15 May 2019

So sorry to hear about Mandy. My prayers are with you all.

Cathy Wyant

15 May 2019

I worked with Mandy at Walmart. We discovered that we both loved animals and would talk about that. She was a very sweet, compassionate woman. My thoughts and prayers go to her family.
She will be missed.

FROM THE FAMILY