March 1, 1951 - June 6, 2021
Westerlo, NY-Martin Gerard Duffy, 70, entered Eternal Life Sunday, June 6, 2021 at home. He was born on March 1, 1951, and grew up in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY. Bernard Duffy and Margaret Burke were his parents. Martin will always remain forever loved and missed by his surviving wife Maureen Hoey Duffy and his three children: Bernard John Duffy (Molly), Maureen Emily Strode (Ray), and Martin Joseph Duffy (Danielle) and four grandchildren: Bernard Francis, Caitlin, Margaret, and Rose. He is also survived by his sisters: Margaret Patterson and Mary McClellan (Tom.) Martin lived an extraordinary life. As a young man, Martin worked tirelessly for the survival and success of his family’s business – Duffy’s Tavern – in Brooklyn. He completed undergraduate and graduate degrees from City College of New York, drove a cab, served as tug boat crew, delivered mail, wrote plays, instructed English composition at HVCC, and served the public in the civil service in various housing authorities. He shook hands with JFK and conducted himself with that man’s vision of public service and patriotism. This man was jovial, brilliant, clever, and energetic. He enjoyed the works of Eugene O’Neill, James Joyce, Joseph Campbell, Ray Bradbury, and loved to talk about the great works of film and literature. He was a gifted storyteller and an inspiring teacher. Most importantly of all, Martin was a wonderful friend, and unforgettable mentor, and loving grandfather. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with his family Thursday, June 10, 2021 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen Street, Albany, NY 12206. Please only enter the Funeral Home from the rear parking lot doorway; and unvaccinated people must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Funeral services Friday, June 11, 2021 at 9:30 am at the Parish of Mater Christi, Albany, NY where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated. Please only enter the church from the parking lot doorway; masks and social distancing are required; and please attempt to arrive before 9:15 am. You can view the Mass at YouTube.com/C.ParishofMaterChristi The Rite of Committal will be held at Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, NY immediately following the Funeral Mass. To leave a message for the family please visit www.McveighFuneralHome.com Those wishing to remember Martin a special way may send a contribution to either Habitat for Humanity Capital District, 207 Sheridan Ave., Albany, NY 12210 or St. Anthony Shrine, 100 Arch Street, Boston, MA 02110.
Westerlo, NY-Martin Gerard Duffy, 70, entered Eternal Life Sunday, June 6, 2021 at home. He was born on March 1, 1951, and grew up in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY. Bernard Duffy and Margaret Burke were his parents. Martin will always remain forever... View Obituary & Service Information
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