SUZANNE "Sue" V. DUFFY (nee McCarthy), age 87, formally of Saddle Brook, NJ and recently of Cocoa, FL; passed away peacefully on Monday, May 17th, 2021. Sue was born in the Bronx, NY, on September 28, 1933, to the late William J. and Theresa McCarthy.
She is predeceased by two of her sisters, Joan Ninnivaggi of the Bronx, NY, and Claire McInerney, of Elmira , NY; and her friend and former spouse, Austin J. Duffy of Vero Beach, Fl. Sue is survived by her other two sisters, Mary McCarthy and Christine McCarthy, both of Manasquan, NJ.; and her six children: John Duffy, of Saddle Brook, NJ, and his wife Josephine; Kathy Duffy, of Vernon, NJ; James Duffy, of Wayne, NJ, and his wife Doreen; Mary Ann (Duffy) Yotka of Cocoa, Fl and her husband Pastor Gene Yotka; William Duffy, of Loxahatchee, FL; and Austin Duffy, of Loxahatchee, Fl and his wife Sinead. Sue also leaves behind a legacy of two additional generations which include, 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, while touching the lives of many nieces and nephews and their families.
Sue graduated from Aquinas HS in the Bronx and worked as a teller at the Bronx Savings Bank. A few years later she married and began her family in the Bronx, NY. In 1959, with three of her of six children born, she and Austin moved to Saddle Brook, NJ, where her other three children were born. Sue began working at the Marriott in the late 1960s and had a long career there. She worked various positions in the restaurant division of the hotel rising up to management. An accomplished cook and baker in her own right, Sue turned out dishes and baked goods from her small kitchen in Saddle Brook that rivaled many large restaurants.
Among her many accomplishments Sue opened a retail store in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, expanding to a second location; learned to drive again later in life. She relocated to Manasquan, NJ and worked at Eugene T Yotka Rare Coins and Depietro Realty as a bookkeeper, followed by Ladacin Network; where she retired and moved to Cocoa, Florida in 2011. In Florida, she enjoyed her retirement by volunteering at her church working with the youth and helping in preparing Sunday night meals for them. In more recent years, Sue enjoyed sitting by the pool watching the children or in her garden enjoying Gods creation.
Memorial celebration of life and services to be held at Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 5th St. Saddle Brook, NJ. Visiting hours on Thursday July 29th from 4-8pm with celebratory remarks to begin at 6:45pm. Funeral services on Friday July 30th at 10am followed by interment at George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery in Paramus.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to Angel House, 2230 SW 139th Ave, Davie, FL 33325. Donations can be made via their website: angelhouseseniors.com