Marilyn R. Duffy

Born: Sat., Mar. 5, 1932
Died: Sat., Dec. 22, 2012


3:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 04, 2013
Location: Malone Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

7:30 PM Fri., Jan. 04, 2013
Location: Malone Funeral Home

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Marilyn R. Duffy, of Geneva, IL, passed away Saturday December 22, 2012 at her residence.

She was born March 5, 1932 in Chicago, IL. the daughter of Thomas and Helen (Gavin) Considine.

Marilyn was a 1954 graduate of St. Xavier College receiving degrees in Theology and Psychology. She taught in the Catholic School System in Chicago from 1954-1955, and the Chicago Public School System from 1955-1958.  She was married to Gerald J. Duffy from 1957 until 1975. Later in life, Marilyn was proud of her work as a nurse’s aide, caring for people in their homes for nearly 20 years.

Marilyn is survived by her children Mark (Denise) Duffy of Evergreen, CO., Daniel (Lita) Duffy of Oak Park, Mary Duffy of Geneva, Clare (Henry) Rahe of Palos Heights and Edward Duffy of Chicago; grandchildren Emma, Kendra, and Monica and nieces Dianne (Jeff) Matheson and Lynn (Ken) Grskovic.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her two brothers John (Jack) Considine and Thomas (Buddy) Considine, and her niece Gail Considine.

Marilyn’s greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with her family and friends. She will be dearly missed.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 4th, 2013 between 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm, with Funeral Service and Celebration of Life at 7:30 pm, at the Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. (Rt. 38) Geneva, IL 60134.

Interment will be held privately at River Hills Cemetery in Batavia.

Memorials may be made to the American Macular Degeneration PO Box 515 Northampton, MA 01061-0515 or the American Cancer Society 143 First St. Batavia, IL. 60510.

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Nancy Schindlbeck
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
We were sorry to hear of your loss of your Mom. Marilyn will be missed greatly by our Mother, Lillian Pelanek. Even though Lil has had some memory loss over the past couple of years, she always remembered Marilyn and talked about her every time we were in Geneva. They loved doing the simple things in life and were the best of friends.

Meg Fessler-Henk
   Posted Fri January 04, 2013
I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Clare and I have been friends since childhood. I remember how easy it was to talk to Marilyn ~ she really had a great personality and smile!

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