OBITUARY

Evelyn H. Duffy

July 8, 1932May 22, 2018
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Duffy, Evelyn H., 85, of Sparta, New Jersey, passed away at her home on May 22, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Newark, NJ, she lived in Dover, NJ before moving to Sparta 44 years ago. An active member in her community and church, Evelyn volunteered with Meals on Wheels and, during her 30-year tenure there, helped deliver countless meals to the needy throughout Morris and Sussex counties. Together with her late husband John, Evelyn enjoyed serving as a Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Sparta, NJ. Among the many things that brought meaning to her life, Evelyn especially loved being with her family. She particularly treasured the experiences and memories captured within her shoeboxes full of photographs of family and friends among the rocky coast of Maine, the sandy beaches of LBI, the mountains of New England, and the green fields of Ireland. She was particularly fond of her years as a season-ticket holder to The Shakespeare Theater in Madison, where she shared her love of the arts with family and friends alike. Evelyn had a unique gift of making strangers feel welcomed instantly, especially with her sharp sense of humor and her gift of laughter. Those who had the privilege of meeting her felt her love and warmth. She made the world a better, more loving and fun place. Evelyn is predeceased by her beloved ‘happy Irishman’ of 51 years, the late John Duffy. She is survived by her six children that truly loved her: Patty Pinto, John Duffy and his wife Christine, Mary Duffy, Jim Duffy and his wife Julie, Terry Collins and her husband Michael and Peter Duffy and his wife Patti Walker. Evelyn is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. A celebration of her life, love and friends will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 11-12:30 p.m. at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St, Sparta, NJ 07871. A funeral Mass will be held at 1pm at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 294 Sparta Ave, Sparta, NJ 07871. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to: Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Foundation, 99 Sparta Ave, Newton, NJ 07860.

  • FAMILY

  • John Duffy, Predeceased by her beloved husband of 51 years
  • Patty Pinto, John Duffy & his wife Christine, Mary Duffy, Jim Duffy & his wife Julie, Devoted children
  • Terry Collins & her husband Michael & Peter Duffy and his wife Patti Walker, Devoted children
  • Cherished grandchildren, 18
  • Adored great granddaughter, 1
  • DONATIONS

  • Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Foundation

Services

  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, May 29, 2018
  • Funeral Liturgy Tuesday, May 29, 2018
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Lynn & Bob Ericson

May 31, 2018

Our special thoughts for the Duffy family,
Your Mom and Dad were the most delightful people we have ever met. After your Dad passed away, I always tried to keep in touch with Evelyn. Just a beautiful lady and loved her smile and her absolutely wonderful personality. We are so sorry for your loss and wish we could have joined you for her celebration of life. Just a beautiful tribute you made for her and your Dad. I know both parents of proud of you all. She will be missed dearly. Love, Bob & Lynn

Joe Mariano

May 24, 2018

Dear Patti - My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. It's a blessing to know she is at peace now and I'm sure in heaven, so proud of her daughter for being there always. I didn't know your mom well, but am sure she was special to have raised such a caring and loving daughter.
Love
Joe

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Biography

Duffy, Evelyn H., 85, of Sparta, New Jersey, passed away at her home on May 22, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Newark, NJ, she lived in Dover, NJ before moving to Sparta 44 years ago. An active member in her community and church, Evelyn volunteered with Meals on Wheels and, during her 30-year tenure there, helped deliver countless meals to the needy throughout Morris and Sussex counties. Together with her late husband John, Evelyn enjoyed serving as a Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Sparta, NJ. Among the many things that brought meaning to her life, Evelyn especially loved being with her family. She particularly treasured the experiences and memories captured within her shoeboxes full of photographs of family and friends among the rocky coast of Maine, the sandy beaches of LBI, the mountains of New England, and the green fields of Ireland. She was particularly fond of her years as a season-ticket holder to The Shakespeare Theater in Madison, where she shared her love of the arts with family and friends alike. Evelyn had a unique gift of making strangers feel welcomed instantly, especially with her sharp sense of humor and her gift of laughter. Those who had the privilege of meeting her felt her love and warmth. She made the world a better, more loving and fun place. Evelyn is predeceased by her beloved ‘happy Irishman’ of 51 years, the late John Duffy. She is survived by her six children that truly loved her: Patty Pinto, John Duffy and his wife Christine, Mary Duffy, Jim Duffy and his wife Julie, Terry Collins and her husband Michael and Peter Duffy and his wife Patti Walker. Evelyn is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. A celebration of her life, love and friends will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 11-12:30 p.m. at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St, Sparta, NJ 07871. A funeral Mass will be held at 1pm at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 294 Sparta Ave, Sparta, NJ 07871. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to: Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Foundation, 99 Sparta Ave, Newton, NJ 07860.