OBITUARY

Trish Duffy

September 24, 1953December 3, 2018
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Patricia “Trish” Duffy, 65, of Livingston, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018 with her loving family by her side. Born in Newark, Trish was a lifelong resident of Livingston and a member of the St. Philomena Parish. She attended St. Philomena’s grammar school (Aquinas Academy), and later graduated from East Orange Catholic. She then attended Mt. Ida College, and Montclair State University. Trish worked as a realtor for 29 years, most recently at Coldwell Banker in Livingston, where she was recognized as a top Agent in Livingston for many years. Some of her achievements include NJAR Circle of Excellence, the Diamond Society, President’s Circle and was ranked in Top 4% of Realtors nationwide. She was a very active member in the Livingston community, volunteering for the Junior Lancers Football Organization, Livingston Little League, The Big L Club, Livingston Bi-Centennial Picnic Committee, Project Graduation booth wrap committee, and serving as the President of the Chamber of Commerce, to name a few. Trish enjoyed playing golf and softball, leisurely reading by her pool in the summertime, traveling to LBI and abroad, and most of all, spending time with her family and loved ones. Trish is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Michael; her loving children Casey Phelan (Christine), Corey Watson (Ryan), Kevin Duffy (Bianca), and Tim Duffy; adoring grandchildren Devon, Tyler, Ford, Keegan, Rhett, and Cody. Trish also leaves behind her siblings Bobby Keogh, Tommy Keogh, Maddy Keogh and Liz Keogh; her brother-in-law Joe Duffy (Carol), sister-in-law Patty Duffy; nieces and nephews Brian Keogh (Melissa), Ryan Duffy (Khine), Katie Ritter (Rob), Liz Duffy (Josh), and her great-nephew, Blake Ritter. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 3-9 PM at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 145 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston. Funeral Mass will be offered on Monday, December 10, 2018, at 10AM, at St. Philomena’s Church, Livingston. Friends and family are asked to meet directly at the Church on Monday. Interment will follow mass at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Livingston Fire Department and the Livingston First Aid Squad.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, December 9, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, December 10, 2018
  • Interment Monday, December 10, 2018
REMEMBERING

Trish Duffy

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Mary Ellen Vanek (Tompkins)

December 9, 2018

The Keoghs and the Tompkins have a history reaching back to the 1950's with our Dads (Frank Keogh & Clark Tompkins) working for the FBI. Memories of summers on the back porch, in the Keogh's back yard, parent's cocktail hours , summers spent Lifeguarding at Northland Pool. . . these all connected us kids in those childhood years. .. . . And Trish, oh that genuine smile reflected the happiness and friendliness that was already part of your DNA, at a very early age.
Our families moved apart over the next decades, but our hearts have always and still connect us deeply.
To Trish's family, our deepest sympathy goes out to you. She is an absolute treasure now and thru the ages. ♥️
Mary Ellen (Tompkins)

Lauren Stone

December 8, 2018

I will really miss Trish! I will continue to look for her, as I often found her on the second floor of our CB office at her desk in the corner, always with a smile and offering a helping hand. We had many fun times, good talks, and some crazy deals... definitely not enough time.
Mike and family, please accept my heartfelt condolences. May you find peace during this difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you,
Lauren Stone

Lisa Menza

December 6, 2018

Trisha glistened like the sparkling waters she pierced as she swam along side me. She charted the course of her life the same way and sailed along as beautifully as she trained for a sprint or for this final marathon. She was a true beauty to behold: Always twinkling sparks of fire or water. She has made another flip turn, pushed off, is headed in another direction and there are those of us who know where she is headed.....She is well prepared. Thank you so very much, Trisha, my old training partner at W.L.S.C. God has blessed us all by the gift of you.
All my love,
Lisa.

John Fineran

December 6, 2018

John Fineran

December 6, 2018

Dear Mike

I am so sorry to hear of Trish’s passing. She was remembered today with prayers and candles today at the Grotto on the campus of the University of Notre Dame du Lac, your late father’s and my alma mater.

Our Lovely Notre Dame, Mary, has a special place waiting for Trish in Heaven.

Trish was one of those special persons who come along so rarely in our lifetime. Look at everything you shared, what she did for not only you, your children and grandchildren but for the rest of your extended family and her extended Livingston family. She never hesitated to help others. She was filled with endless and enduring love for everyone she met.

And now she is with God, Jesus and Mary in Heaven! The ultimate reward for a life well lived.

God Bless Her and All of You.

John Fineran
Mishawaka, Ind.

Maureen Baillie Rogers

December 6, 2018

My sincere condolences. I went to EOCH with Trish. I remember her as friendly, funny and a great athlete. I most recently saw Trish at a small EOCH gathering at a Morristown restaurant. She was still the same friendly, funny girl. I will keep you in my prayers for the strength you will need in the coming days.

dee dolese

December 6, 2018

Trish will be greatly missed, She was a true professional in her field and always a pleasure to work with. All my deepest sympathies and prayers go out to her family.

With Kindest Regards,
Dee Dolese

Michele George

December 5, 2018

Trish, you were the kindest person when I started to date Andy. Thank you for your friendship .

Eileen Coyne-Halligan

December 5, 2018

To a woman who knew no strangers, only friends. Blessed to have been one of them. Cheers, my friend!

Gene Fitzpatrick

December 5, 2018

Oh Trish we've been friends for so so many years, I will miss you very much. You were and are the only true friend from the old days. Say hi to Mikey up there.

Love you,
Gino