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John 'Jack' N. Duffany

Born: Sun., Jan. 7, 1934
Died: Sun., Mar. 13, 2011


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 16, 2011
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 16, 2011
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Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Mar. 17, 2011

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Camden-John ‘Jack’ N. Duffany,77, of 10 Terrace Dr., passed away on March 13, 2011  of Merkel Cell Carcinoma at his home with his loving family at his side.  Jack was born in Watertown, NY, January 7, 1934, son of Clarence C. and Margaret L. Ahlheim Duffany.  On August 3, 1957, Jack was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Hubbard,  in Belleville, NY.  Theirs was a loving union for fifty-three and a half years.  In 1967 they moved to Camden from Rome, NY.
      Jack graduated from Watertown High School in 1951. He was employed at the Watertown Daily Times and worked with the Army Core of Engineers on the St. Lawrence Seaway.  Jack was on active duty with the U.S. Navy “Seabees” from 1953 to 1955 serving in the Philippine and Kodiac Islands.  After serving in the military he was employed at the NY Telephone Co. for thirty-four years, working in Watertown, Plattsburg, Rome, and Utica, retiring in 1989.  Jack was a former member of the Masons, Scottish Rites, Shriners, and a member of the United Methodist Church where he held various positions.
     Jack was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and will be greatly missed by his wife, Pat, a son, Martin J. Duffany, St. Johnsbury, VT, three daughters, Melissa & Phil Crocetti, Pennellville, Kathleen Duffany & Gene Newman, Canton, NY, and Karen & Bernie Rowe, Phoenix, NY, one grandson, Ethan Duffany, six granddaughters, Emma Duffany, Ruolan Crocetti, Anna & Haley Newman, and Meghan & Kristine Rowe, one sister Kathryn Duncan, Alexandria Bay, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  John was predeceased by his daughter-in-law, Jane Gardner Duffany
     A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 17, 2011, at the United Methodist Church, Main Street, Camden, NY.  Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., 109 Main Street, Camden.  In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Jack’s memory to the Camden United Methodist Church, Camden Ambulance, or Friends of Forest Park.

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Susan and Lynn Sherwood
   Posted Tue March 15, 2011
Dear Karen and Family Members,
We were so sorry to learn of your dad's passing. We always remember visiting your parents at their home many years ago and feeling such warm hospitality.
We will keep you in our prayers during the difficult days ahead.
much love,
Sue and Lynn

Kathy McDonald
   Posted Tue March 15, 2011

I am so sorry about your father's passing. He was a fabulous father and a special person! Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. May the memories you share give you peace in the days and weeks to come...God Bless You and Your Family.

Kathy McDonald

Barb Young
   Posted Tue March 15, 2011
Dear Pat and family.

Sure wish I was able to reach out and give you a hug. We are so sorry we can't be with you at this time in your life; but, please know we are thinking
of you and holding all in prayer. May God's grace bring you comfort and may
it help to know others care. With Sympathy and Love, Barb & Tom

Lisa Doherty
   Posted Tue March 15, 2011
Karen and Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Very sorry to for your loss.

Bob and Dawn Stoodley Dick
   Posted Tue March 15, 2011
Pat and family-
we want to extend our condolences to you during this very difficult time.
I have thought of you so often lately knowing that Jack was going through a difficult illness. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Connie Boshart
   Posted Thu March 17, 2011
Dear Pat & Family,

My heart goes out to each of you as you walk this bitter-sweet space of not wanting to say "good-bye", yet not wanting suffering to continue. May God be your fortress and strength as you walk this valley. Having recently walked a similiar path, I have learned that God is truly faithful to all who greive, and pray that you too, may find comfort in His loving embrace. Remembering you with many nice memories; as I lift you in prayer now, and in the days to come.
Always, Connie Boshart

Happi and Art Gallaher
   Posted Tue March 22, 2011
Dearest Missy,

Artie and I were so very sorry to hear about your Dad. Karen was kind enough to share with us the link to your dad's obituary. You know we would have been there to support you if it had been possible. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time of life. May your memories and love for your Dad comfort you.
We miss seeing you. Love, Happi and Artie

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