Bernice A. Duffy, 79, a Modesto resident 43 years, died yesterday in a local nursing home after an extended illness. A native of Minnesota, she was a member of the First Christian Church and the Dry Creek Grange. Survivors include hew widower, James; three sons, Charles H. Duffy of San Gabriel, Los Angeles County, and Harold M. and Ralph Duffy, both of Modesto; eight grand children and four great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 1:30 PM Tuesday in the Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Lakewood Memorial park [Hughson].
Modesto Bee Saturday, 10 Sep 1983 page B-2
JAMES M. DUFFY.
A grave-side service for James Madison Duffy, 99, who died Thursday in a local convalescent hospital after a long illness, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Lakewood Memorial Park [Hughson]. Visitation is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Sunday in Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel.
A native of Julian in San Diego County, Mr. Duff lived in Modesto since 1914. he was a retired farmer.
Survivors include three sons, Charles of San Gabriel and Harold and Bill Duffy of Modesto; one sister; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
The family prefers remembrances be sent to a favorite charity.
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The funeral home in question and cemetery is still in business. A web-based telephone book such as http://www.superpages.com/http://www.superpages.com/ will tell you their current address, if you'd like to write for records.
I'll send you the copy of the obituary on paper if you send me your postal address privately. I can also scan it. Ther run 250 KB or so as TIF files.
I do these to pay back people who have done favors for me and didn't need anything done for them in my county. If you have the time, energy and inclination to do likewise, look at the GenForum board for your county.