Patrick J. Duffy, Sr. - 80

8/15/1938 - 12/28/2018

OREGON, IL

12 Comments

  • Sharon Lauer Jacklich

    on 12/29/18

    To all the family of Patrick Duffy my deepest sympathy and prayers for you.  May your memories sustain you during this difficult time.  I remember Patrick so well and enjoyed him and your Mom at the clinic and at St. Mary's.  Your father will certainly be missed at St. Mary's and at daily mass saying the Rosary.  I had not know that he was ill but know that my prayers and thoughts will continue to remember him as well as your Mom in my daily prayers.  He has joined his Sandy.

  • Ruth Ann Bowers

    on 12/31/18

    Pat was a good friend and neighbor we will miss him.

  • Tina M Greenwood

    on 12/31/18

    Patrick was my favorite resident when he was staying at Morning star Village. I grew very close to him and will miss him very much. We had a great time tigether, especially at the Polish fest. My condolences to all of Patrick's family.
  • Libby Deskins

    on 12/31/18

    So sorry for your loss. There are no words. I pray fond memories comfort you and that God gives you the strength you need. 

    Much Love

    Libby

  • Melody Arnold

    on 01/02/19

    Dear family,

    Pat was a good friend to my late husband Dan. They had many laughs together. He was so kind to Dan when he started dialysis. He would watch everyday for him to come home and help him in. When your parents moved I would call them so Dan could keep in touch . Pat came and visited Dan at the care center as well. When Dan passed I kept in touch with them. When your mom passed Pat and I became closer and supported each other.  I thought Pat was very wise. I learned from him. My brother Kyle and I enjoyed our visits with him when we came to Oregon. We also enjoyed chatting with him on the phone as well. God received an angel last Friday. Prayers to all of you. I have been blessed having him as my friend and I will miss him.

    Love, Melody

  • Father Richard Kramer

    on 01/04/19

    My deep condolences to Patrick's family!   Your Dad was a real prince of a man and I counted him as a dear friend.  I can easily remember the times when in more recent years prior to my retirement as Pastor of Saint Mary Church in Oregon (2011), I would administer the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick at weekend Masses every once in a while.   Both Sandy and Patrick would come forward to receive this anointing.  She would always tell me how it helped her in her spiritual journey.  With her passing, Patrick felt the pain of walking the path of daily life very acutely....for the first few years after her death he would always chat with me about that experience.  Later on, even though that love for Sandy still lived and glowed within him, he turned outward and worked in various ministries in the parish at Oregon.  He was a friend to so many people and was always ready with a warm smile to start a conversation if needed.  He went out of his way to greet me after my retirement from Oregon's parish each time  I would show up to cover Masses when Father Naill would be away.  He was two years older than myself.....so we had plenty of life experiences to share over the years.  In the end, I find it so difficult to simply say goodbye to a treasured friend....but I know that now he is being shown the fullness of God's glory and power and shares that awesome vision together with his Sandy....a marriage that began on earth and continues through eternity.  Now there will be no more separation, no more illnesses, and no more sorrows for him.  May you rest in peace, Patrick Duffy.  You will always be remembered in my prayers and Masses.  Father Richard R. Kramer, Pastor Emeritus of Saint Mary Church in Oregon.

  • Father Richard Kramer

    on 01/04/19

    My deep condolences to Patrick's family!   Your Dad was a real prince of a man and I counted him as a dear friend.  I can easily remember the times when in more recent years prior to my retirement as Pastor of Saint Mary Church in Oregon (2011), I would administer the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick at weekend Masses every once in a while.   Both Sandy and Patrick would come forward to receive this anointing.  She would always tell me how it helped her in her spiritual journey.  With her passing, Patrick felt the pain of walking the path of daily life very acutely....for the first few years after her death he would always chat with me about that experience.  Later on, even though that love for Sandy still lived and glowed within him, he turned outward and worked in various ministries in the parish at Oregon.  He was a friend to so many people and was always ready with a warm smile to start a conversation if needed.  He went out of his way to greet me after my retirement from Oregon's parish each time  I would show up to cover Masses when Father Naill would be away.  He was two years older than myself.....so we had plenty of life experiences to share over the years.  In the end, I find it so difficult to simply say goodbye to a treasured friend....but I know that now he is being shown the fullness of God's glory and power and shares that awesome vision together with his Sandy....a marriage that began on earth and continues through eternity.  Now there will be no more separation, no more illnesses, and no more sorrows for him.  May you rest in peace, Patrick Duffy.  You will always be remembered in my prayers and Masses.  Father Richard R. Kramer, Pastor Emeritus of Saint Mary Church in Oregon.

  • Father Richard Kramer

    on 01/04/19

    My deep condolences to Patrick's family!   Your Dad was a real prince of a man and I counted him as a dear friend.  I can easily remember the times when in more recent years prior to my retirement as Pastor of Saint Mary Church in Oregon (2011), I would administer the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick at weekend Masses every once in a while.   Both Sandy and Patrick would come forward to receive this anointing.  She would always tell me how it helped her in her spiritual journey.  With her passing, Patrick felt the pain of walking the path of daily life very acutely....for the first few years after her death he would always chat with me about that experience.  Later on, even though that love for Sandy still lived and glowed within him, he turned outward and worked in various ministries in the parish at Oregon.  He was a friend to so many people and was always ready with a warm smile to start a conversation if needed.  He went out of his way to greet me after my retirement from Oregon's parish each time  I would show up to cover Masses when Father Naill would be away.  He was two years older than myself.....so we had plenty of life experiences to share over the years.  In the end, I find it so difficult to simply say goodbye to a treasured friend....but I know that now he is being shown the fullness of God's glory and power and shares that awesome vision together with his Sandy....a marriage that began on earth and continues through eternity.  Now there will be no more separation, no more illnesses, and no more sorrows for him.  May you rest in peace, Patrick Duffy.  You will always be remembered in my prayers and Masses.  Father Richard R. Kramer, Pastor Emeritus of Saint Mary Church in Oregon.

  • Kathy Heather

    on 01/05/19

    I just wanted to say that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mr Duffy was one of the sweetest kindest man that I ever had the privilege to know. He used to come in to Ace Hardware and we usually got to visit a bit. I know how very lonely he was when your Mom died, they had a true love for each other. I am sorry
  • The Much family

    on 01/05/19

    We are very sorry for your loss and out thoughts and prayers are with the family.  Mr. Duffy was well loved and will be missed.

  • The Much family

    on 01/05/19

    We are very sorry for your loss and out thoughts and prayers are with the family.  Mr. Duffy was well loved and will be missed.

  • Stephanie Brady

    on 01/12/19

         

         Thank you so very much to all your kind words. I know how much he loved all of you and how much my   Dad talked and thought of each of you. Father Kramer Thank You for your words. He was so in love with the Church and thought very highly of you. I heard so many stories. I will miss him so very much as well. He has left to be where he wanted to be the whole time which was by my moms side. No worries for him. But Gratitude he was my Dad

     

               Thank You all so very much   

                   Stephanie 

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