Barbara L. Duffy
March 26, 1921 – June 9, 2018
Barbara L. (Hill) Duffy, age 97 of Allison Park, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Vincentian Home. She was born in Beverly, MA, the daughter of the late Mabel (McClellan) and Henry Hill. Barbara served her country honorably as an Army Nurse in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. There she met her late husband, Fred G. Duffy, Jr., and the couple spent 58 wonderful years together. She was the beloved mother of Fred G. Duffy, III and his wife Lee of Harrisburg, PA; sister of the late Paul M. Hill and Virginia (Hill) Langley; cherished aunt of Barbara (Hill) Putney and her husband Brock, Paul D. Hill and his wife Carole, Pam Langley, Paul Langley and his wife Becky, Robert Langley and the late Joanne Hill. Following World War II, life brought residence in numerous places, eleven locations in fourteen years. A few examples of places they called home were San Juan, P.R., the Dominican Republic, Caracas Venezuela, Chicago, Il, New Orleans, LA, and Abilene, TX. Her husband's work with Alcoa took them to numerous destinations. Pittsburgh became the final stop where she enjoyed a long fulfilling life and many friends. Being a nurse, she had a passion of caring for people. This was evident to most that knew her, especially her daughter-in-law! With respect to Barbara's wishes, there will be no visitation. Private family burial will take place in Beverly, MA, where she will again be joined with her late husband. Family and friends are welcome to attend a memorial service being held here in Pittsburgh on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at 2 PM in her church, North Park Baptist Church, 1600 Sample Road, Allison Park, PA 15101. Her son and daughter-in-law will be receiving friends immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial donations to the American Cancer Society or Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Arrangements are under the direction of the H.P. Brandt Funeral Home, Inc., (Ross Township), 412-364-4444. Condolences may be offered at www.brandtfuneralhome.com.
- Fred G. Duffy III, Son
- Lee Duffy, Daughter-in-law
- Fred G. Duffy Jr., Husband
- Memorial Service being held at North Park Baptist Church, 1600 Sample Road, Allison Park, PA 15101 Saturday, July 7, 2018
Barbara L. Duffy
August 14, 2018
My mom did a veterans interview in 2012. The link is attached http://veteranvoicesofpittsburgh.com/barbara-duffy-army/
June 27, 2018
I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Barbara.
I am a volunteer at Vincentian home and really enjoyed visiting her.
She was such a joy to visit as she always was in a good mood and never had anything bad to say.
I so enjoyed listening to all the stories of her childhood, her time in the Army and all through her life with moving and traveling and raising their baby boy! :)
She will be missed but she is now in the hands of Jesus!
I will keep everyone in my prayers for God's comfort and peace.
June 16, 2018
Memorial to celebrate her life being planned. Please check back for date and time after details are worked out.
June 13, 2018
I love you! I will miss you! We had a great time together, shopping, going out to Eat n’ Park and going for drives. We had some great laughs together. You always had a strong attitude and as you would tell me, “I have a temper because I’m red headed!” You were not a quitter! You kept going even when the pain was strong! Barbara, there are not enough words to describe the friendship we shared. It was an honor to be with you through some pretty tough times. Rest In Peace my dear friend. I will look forward to seeing you on the other side! I LOVE YOU!