Obituary: Loretta Duffy, 96, of Stratford, formerly of Fairfield

Loretta Duffy, age 96, of Stratford, formerly of Fairfield, the beloved wife of the late John Duffy, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

She was born in Bridgeport to the late James and Mary (Camlet) Jones and graduated from Central High School in 1935.

Mrs. Duffy was a devout Catholic and very active at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. She was the president of the Ladies’ Guild in 1957 and founded the St. Thomas Altar Society and was an instrumental part of the Building Fund Committee. She was also the first president of the Notre Dame High School Parent’s Club and was a religious instructor, teaching C.C.D. She also loved to travel and was a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker.

Mrs. Duffy is survived by her loving daughters, Anna Marie (Anne) Giroux and her husband, Albert “Frenchy” of Stratford, Mary Ellen Cappozziello and her husband, Charles of Florida and Loretta Kolvig and her husband, Richard of Stratford. She will also be missed by her grandchildren, Christopher, Raymond, Albert, Richard, Jennifer, Todd, Julie, Mary Ellen and Catherine; as well as great grandchildren, Jordan, Parker, Joshua, Angelo, Victor, Vincent and Giana; step- great grandchildren, Jilliana and Devon; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Mildred Mottram, James Jones, Burton Jones, Estelle Perry and twins, Robert and Roland Jones.

Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Monday, May 12, 2014 from 4-7 p.m. at the Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Rd. in Fairfield Center.

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