James J. Duffin

July 18, 1951April 10, 2019

James J. Duffin, 67, longtime resident of Woodridge, at rest April 10, 2019. Beloved husband of Nancy (nee Heniff), married for 43 years. Loving father of Margaret (Jeff) Hooks, Katherine Duffin, and Emily Duffin. Son of the late Thomas J. Duffin, Retired CFD Captain, and Marie F. Duffin. Loving son-in-law of the late John A. Heniff and late Ruth M. Heniff. Brother of Robert (Sue) Duffin and the late Brother Thomas G. Duffin C.F.C. Caring uncle and godfather of Ellen (Matt) Henning. Fond brother-in-law, uncle, and cousin to numerous members of the Fitzgerald, Heniff, and Moore families. Graduate of Brother Rice High School (’69) and St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, IN (’73). James was a longtime and active member of Plumbers Local 130, St. Scholastica Parish in Woodridge where he served as an usher, former member of the Knights of Columbus, and could be seen regularly at the Woodridge Athletic Recreation Center (A.R.C.). James worked for Certified Grocers, Crown Lift Trucks, and most recently retired from Kroschell Engineering. A memorial visitation will be held Monday April 22 at Blake - Lamb Funeral Home 5015 Lincoln Ave., Lisle. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10AM Tuesday April 23 at St. Scholastica Catholic Church, 7800 Janes Ave., Woodridge. For more information please call (630) 964-9392. In lieu of flowers, please donate in his name to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 W. Jackson BLVD, Chicago, IL 60607-9952, St. Vincent DePaul at St. Scholastica Church, 7800 Janes Ave, Woodridge, IL 60517, or a charity of your choice.


22 April


3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Blake-Lamb Funeral Home

5015 Lincoln Ave
Lisle, IL 60532

23 April

Memorial Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am

St. Scholastica Catholic Church

7800 Janes Ave.
Woodridge, IL


James J. Duffin

have a memory or condolence to add?

Dr. Ted Dawson

April 20, 2019

To Nancy and family my prayers and thoughts are with you for the mourning and rejoicing of James's continued life.

I would like to share KJV Psalm 23, " The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

I have had the privilege to know the family through my Webster University colleague, Maggie. Thanks.

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls

April 17, 2019

On behalf of Fr. Scott Donahue and Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family and friends of James Duffin.

May the angels lead him into paradise; may the martyrs come to welcome him and take him to the holy city, the new and eternal Jerusalem.

Suzanne Flood

April 16, 2019

Dear Nancy and Family - Mike and I would like to express our deepest sympathy in the passing of Jimmy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we will remember him in the best of memories we have had together over the years. God bless and keep you and yours in this time of sorrow. Mike and Suzie Flood