Mary Lorinda Duffy
September 27, 1918 – December 31, 2010
Mary Lorinda Duffy was born September 27, 1918 and passed December 30, 2010 in Pueblo, Colorado. She was the oldest daughter of Andrew J. and Marie Kasic. Mary was preceded in death by her first husband William David Stevens, January 22, 1957 and second husband Milton A. Duffy, August 30, 2005. She is survived by her sisters Martha Kasic Fifer of Anaheim, CA and Frances E. Kasic of Lakewood, CO; step-son William Thomas (Diann) Stevens of Great Falls, MT; son W. David (Rochelle) Stevens of Denver, CO; grandson Mathew Stevens of Seattle, WA; granddaughter Darci (Jim) Freeman and her two sons Drew and Decker of Highlands Ranch, CO; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mary worked as a telephone operator for AT&T, an office manager for Stevens Automotive and a cook for Parkview Hospital, all in Pueblo. She graduated from Centennial High School and attended University of Colorado at Boulder. She enjoyed playing piano all of her life including playing for her Eastern Star Lodge and in her later years leading sing-a-longs at her care center. She participated in the Colorado State Fair Silver Queen competition in 2003. She was an active member of numerous organizations including the Ladies Auxiliary of both the VFW and the DAV, as well as a member of Adriance United Methodist Church. She had a great love of people, always encouraging and uplifting everyone she touched. Because of her great love of animals the family asks that donations in her honor be made to the Pueblo Animal Services, www.puebloanimalservices.org. The family thanks the staff of University Park Care Center for the outstanding care and support they were for her and her family and friends. Viewing 12:00 noon, Monday, January 10, 2011 at Imperial Funeral Home, 5450 Hwy 78 West, Pueblo, Colorado followed by a Here 1:00 P.M. Funeral Service, Internment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. On-line condolences can be made at www.adrian-comer.com. Arrangements under the direction of Adrian Comer Funeral Home.
- Funeral Service Monday, January 10, 2011
Mary Lorinda Duffy
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January 24, 2011
Mary's life was an adventure and I was lucky enough to tag along for the trip. From morning to night, we shared times at meals, exercise, bingo, ceramics, Ladies Red Hat Social, Yahtzee (she played & I watched), our piano playing, music, faith meetings, Residents' Christmas Party...the list continues. Thank you to the family for sharing this loving & giving person with me, I will always love her dearly; she was my "best buddy".
January 8, 2011
Dear Tom, David and Family,
We send our thoughts and prayers to you all. Mary was a wonderful person, so thoughtful and kind. She was our neighbor and friend on Court Street and we always enjoyed visiting with her and hearing about her sons and grandchildren. She was so proud of you all! Our Blessing!
John and Virginia Skube and Family
January 6, 2011
Mary was part of our family here at University Park Care Center and we will miss her piano playing and her singing during exercise. She was one of us for many years and her loss is felt by all. Ray Marks (Executive Director) and the entire staff.
January 6, 2011
I had the privilage of knowing Mary and doing her hair for her at the Beauty Chalet for many years. She was a wonderful thoughtful friend. I will always remember her throughout my life.
God bless you all,and know that Mary loved you all very much. She spoke of you often though the years.