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, donations can be sent to Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 205 3rd Ave SE, Cullman AL 35055, Attn Robert Duffy'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.

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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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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🙏🏼

Elaine Robinson

October 15, 2020

I met Bob in 1978 when I joined the Long Island Lighting Company. In all the years since as coworkers and friends, Bob was a joy to know. He had a gentle sense of humor and was a talented professional always generously sharing his knowledge and experience.
Bob was supported by a loving and lovely wife and his happiness showed.
He was an extraordinarily proud father and grandfather and I think we all felt we knew Bobby, Mandy and the grandkids well. I was a guest at Bobby and Mandy's wedding and I thought Bob would burst with pride.
To close on light note, I remember his joy in watching Notre Dame football with a drumstick from the Thanksgiving turkey.
I will miss our long phone calls and shared memories.

Bridget Duffy

October 15, 2020

Pop-Pop... the name still brings a huge smile to my face. How could it not? My Pop-Pop was always smiling or scrunching up his nose and making his mouth into an “O” shape, sending fits of laughter to everyone in the same room as him. Moments like these were my favorite.
I remember going up to him and asking if he would tell me a joke. Without a moment’s hesitation, he told me the joke that I have now been telling my friends for years. It is about a guy who goes on vacation and comes home to the lady who was his cat-sitter and she tries to explain how the cat walked off the roof. The joke takes a minute to tell because it is not any ordinary joke, It is very clever, just like my Pop-Pop.
I only recently realized just how extremely lucky I am. I have so many amazing memories of holidays and sacraments that all of my grandparents have been there for. Although I may not have realized it before, I know I will take these special memories with me throughout life. Not only that, but I can tell my children about what a huge impact their great grandfather made on everyone in his life. I miss you Pop-Pop and I love you with all of my heart. Thank you for being such an amazing role-model in my life.
Love, Bridget

Michael Duffy

October 15, 2020

My “Pop-Pop” lived an extraordinary life. He exemplified the qualities of a loving grandfather and an even better person. I have memories of watching Notre Dame football games with him or sitting looking at maps, conversing. I’m very grateful for the 15 and a half years I spent with him.

FROM THE FAMILY

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