Dorothy Lea Duffy

September 25, 1919August 8, 2018

Dorothy Lea Duffy was born on September 25, 1919 and passed away on August 8, 2018.


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Dorothy Lea Duffy

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Jack Griffin

August 12, 2018

To All the Duffy and extended Fobert Family especially to Denise, Tim, Richie, and Freddy: We Griffins are truly saddened by Aunt Dottie's passing, and we will pray for her and all of you.
But Aunt Dottie was so very special, and Jenn's memories are so true.
Our Mom, Jean (or Genevieve) and Aunt Dottie Were just like twin sisters - in everthing - the sense of humor, the quick (and sometimes pointed) wit, their outlook on life, and their love of family.
What I remember best was our two families getting together, first in Flatlands and then in the house in Canarsie....non-stop kibbitzing, stories, and the constant laughter of Aunt Dottie, Uncle Dinny, and our folks, Jean and John......and the summer vacations up to New Hampshire to visit Aunt Milly and Uncle Harry.....and the summer nights spent at "Duffy's Tavern" under the trees just a short walk from that rustic home.
Years later, after I had sent along some photos of that "farm" ( it had been sold many years prior by Aunt Milly and had become overgrown with shrubs), Aunt Dottie wrote to me how thankful she was for the pics, how sad she was to see it in that condition, but how happy she was to have all those wonderful memories to revisit.
So, just thinking of you, Aunt Dottie, makes me feel exactly the same.
Hope you, our Mom, Milly, Kitty, Fred, Marion and Raymond are sharing all those memories right now.
With All Our Love....XOXOXO

Jennifer Coulon

August 12, 2018

Aunt Dottie will be sorely missed. She was a very funny lady! She was my Grandma Jean Griffin’s sister and we had the privilege of meeting her a few times. One of which I don’t remember but was told I was a fresh toddler I hit her in the head with a wooden telephone. Later my parents Billy and Pat Griffin had taken my sister Liz and I to visit when we were 6 1/2 yrs and 18 mos. I do remember her cute dog (a cockapoo) and how much she reminded me of my grandma it was almost like they were twins. They shared the same funny humor. We got to meet Uncle Freddy and Aunt Millie too. We also visited one last time when I was 15 and we had a great time then. I remembered telling grandma that it was like we were talking to her. I loved how my grandma and Aunt Dottie always kept in touch. I know when her hearing was good she’d call her frequently and every so often I would say hi! When she was not able to hear anymore she still would write letters and they always wrote each other the cutest birthday cards! I know they are probably so happy to all be reunited now, but we miss them all so dearly! Thinking and sending you all our love! The Coulon family

Ed Savage

August 11, 2018

I liked Mom very much from the first time we met, over twenty years ago. I guess you could say we "hit it off" and I was all the better for it. There really is so much I could say about this wonderful lady...her sense of humor, her generosity, love of children and her faith in God are just some of the things I'll always remember her for. But maybe most of all was her zest for life! Right up until her 99th year, she was always up for anything. Always ready to go, go, go. "Let's go get a bite to eat." " How about I'll buy us dinner?" or, "C'mon, let's go to the casino!" She liked to just GO. For Mom, getting there was half the fun. Many times I've said I wished I had half her energy.
"Dottie" Duffy was the most loving, caring person I've ever known, and I was lucky enough to marry her beautiful daughter, Denise, who inherited Mom's loving ways. For that, I am eternally grateful.
I grew to love her like my own mother, and will miss her, miss her, miss her. If ever there was someone who deserved a free pass into heaven, it is Mom.
Au Revoir, Mom!

Carlene Leslie

August 11, 2018

Whenever I went to see her she always talked about God. She talked about how she prayed and talked to Him. I only knew Mrs Duffy for a short time, but she was a Joy to be around with her fun stories and she loved to chat! Will miss her dearly!!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. PTL/love carlene

Lisa Hosang

August 10, 2018

Mrs. Duffy was one of the loveliest people I've ever known.
I have such great memories... special moments sharing a few laughs or just sitting quietly and listening to her many stories about the people and places she knew and loved.
I will miss her quick wit and vibrant personality.
She had such love for her family and always had a kind word to share.
I will never forget this wonderful woman with the sparkle in her eyes.

Patti Robinson

August 9, 2018

Knowing grandma is knowing what real love is. She knew how to brighten a room by just walking in