OBITUARY

Robert Francis Duffy

June 18, 1936October 10, 2020

Robert Francis Duffy 1936-2020

Robert Francis Duffy was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 18, 1936. He transitioned to Eternal Life on October 10, 2020 in Blountsville, AL. His funeral Mass will be Friday, October 16, 10am at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. Burial afterwards in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, October 15, 6:30pm-7:30pm followed by a Rosary at 7:30pm, all in Sacred Heart Church. In lieu of flowers, contact Bob's wife, Karen, regarding Bob's charities.

Bob was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, & businessman always looking out for the good of others. He specialized in Economic Development bringing new business even from other countries to Long Island & Nashville in the interests of the regions of the utility companies for which was employed. He was extremely outgoing & had a great sense of humor, loved everyone & everyone seemed to love him back. He was always kind & compassionate to all. He loved sailing, golf, Golden Retrievers & Notre Dame football from which University he was a graduate & his father before him, & son after him. But above all he loved his Catholic faith! He often said how much he wanted to go to Heaven!

He was the last surviving of his parents & two sisters. He will be greatly missed by his devoted wife, Karen of 48 years, & beloved & loving son, Robert F. Duffy, Jr., of Fredericksburg, VA & his lovely wife, Amanda Duffy & the 4 grandchildren who loved their PopPop: Michael 15, Bridget 13, Mary 9, & Lucy 6. He is also survived by in-laws, cousins, & nieces & nephews from coast to coast.

It would be appreciated by the family to share your memories of Bob under this obituary by clicking on the icon: "Add A Memory".

To leave condolences for the family please visit mossservicefh.com Moss Service Funeral Home directing.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Visitation

    Thursday, October 15, 2020

  • Rosary

    Thursday, October 15, 2020

  • Celebration of Life Christian Mass

    Friday, October 16, 2020

Memories

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Gail and Brandon Pyser

November 27, 2020

Bob was one of the nicest people I ever met in this world. When I first moved here from out of state Bob & Karen treated me to the most wonderful thanksgiving dinner so I would not be alone. Bob was always friendly, kind and outgoing. He loved my son Brandon and he always liked when he cooked at our parties. He and Karen knew they were going to get something special for dinner. He called my dad Richie one year for his birthday. I thought that was so special of Bob. My dad was terminally sick at the time. Bob and Richie lived in the same neighborhood in Brooklyn, but they never met. Now they are both in Heaven. I sure will miss Bob. He is one of a kind person.
God Bless You Bob! Did you finally meet Richie in Heaven???

Steve McMahon

November 9, 2020

"Duffer" was extremely close and generous to the entire McMahon family: brothers Gary and Dave (ND'68), sisters Carol McMahon Young and Patty Hoey Cumming, our parents Helen and Jack McMahon, Great Aunt Jo and Uncle Charlie Rennie.
When all but my sisters passed away, Bob was the first to arrive with love, support and comforting humor. In their later years he was readily available to drive my mother and aunt to the airport or to enjoy a fun-filled lunch with two widows.
As the youngest, I loved hearing about my brothers' escapes with their cherished friend Duffer. I wish I could share some of the tales but am sworn to secrecy. May he rest in peace and joy.

Stephen Rogouski

October 21, 2020

Margaret Goodrich

October 19, 2020

Remembering Bob in my prayers daily
Bob shared his love of his faith, golf and sports
He was always interesting to talk to
We all attended class together after mass on
Sunday’s father Patrick offered classes after mass each Sunday We often went to dine out
Together as a family , as Jesus said love one another as I have loved you. Karen and Bob always included me in social activities whenever I could attend . Bob was a faithful catholic and his wife Karen , we need to keep them both in our prayers daily .
Karen gave Bob all the care and love to Bob she
Could give him Bob was funny and thoughtful
I got to know him during classes. He was like a brother to me , I will miss seeing him and karen
At church, but he is at church on high may you be in heaven . I hope you get to meet Gordon
You two would be good for each other, I was hoping I would not have to say goodbye but god is the author of life so farewell my dear friend
It has been a real joy to know you ❤️😇 Margaret Ann

James Costello

October 17, 2020

Bob and I worked at LILCO and Nashville Electric together. We remained friends long after our retirements.
I remember someone asking Bob how long did it take him to get used to retirement and he responded "on my way to my car in the parking lot."
Another memory is when Bob came with me to pick up two Chocolate Labs, Maggie and Murphy, something my wife Nancy knew nothing about. When he did not hear from me that night he drove to St. Henry's to meet me after mass making sure I still had some place to live. Maggie and Murphy were the best as was Bob!
I will miss you buddy. I guess I will have to continue the quest for the perfect hot dog without you.
Today we will place flowers at the the "Duffy Rock" in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Cutchogue. God bless you all. You will always be in our prayers.
Looking forward to seeing Bobby, Mandy and kids again next summer.
Nancy and Jim

Joe Bride

October 16, 2020

There's an extra touch of sadness in my heart today. Oh could he make me laugh. Bob, Dave McMahon and I came within a heartbeat of being roommates our sophomore year. Probably a good thing for all three of us that it didn't work out. Many years ago when I was in Rochester, NY he made a business trip and I've never forgotten the eight hour lunch we had that day. Also never forgotten the legendary Manhattan cruise in 1961 when he and Dave chartered the liner for a Friday night party circling Manhattan. The duffer is a true original. God bless his family. I know how much he will be missed.

David Shanahan

October 16, 2020

BOB DUFFY AND I WERE CLASSMATES AT NOTRE DAME, AND HE WAS A LOYAL FRIEND FOR OVER SIXTY YEARS. HE WAS AN IMMENSELY TALENTED AND THOUGHTFUL MAN, WHO HOWEVER, WHEN THE MOOD STRUCK HIM, COULD CAUSE MORE CHOS IN AN HOUR THAN MOST COULD IN A LIFETIME. THAT IS WHY HE WAS LOVED BY SO MANY FRIENDS. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO TO HIS DEVOTED MUCH CHERISHED WIFE KAREN, AND THEIR WONDERFUL FAMILY.

Freddy Markham

October 16, 2020

My Brother-in-law, Uncle to Duffy, Danny and Packy. Bob was so much more than the relationship words express. His love, kindness and sense of humor ever present. We will forever miss and love you. Linda has her big brother back again and you both can have an eternity of love and laughs!

Spencer Swope

October 16, 2020

Bob always had a smile on his face and a kind word. Rest In Peace!🙏

Colleen McMahon

October 15, 2020

Our precious fellow “Room” the dearest friend of David and roommate at Notre Dame.
Duffer brought happiness and laughter into our lives always. I’ll miss that while I know his buddy
Dave is enjoying him now!
On one occasion he was with us at a party where a funeral home adjoined the house.
Bob climbed into a casket posed with arms crossed and said”I’ve always wondered what it is like to be reposed in the box”.
That dear fellow now knows what the hereafter
Is all about and he is eternally happy. Love🙏🏼

FROM THE FAMILY