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NEW HARTFORD - Linda M. Duffy, 74, of New Hartford, died Nov. 7, 2017, at Westchester County Health, due to complications of heart surgery.
She was born Aug. 6, 1943, in Oneonta, daughter of the late Fred and Erma Ives. She graduated with the Oneonta High School Class of 1961 and attended Wilson Memorial Nursing School in Johnson City.
Linda married Michael Duffy on Dec. 15, 1961, at St. Mary's Church in Oneonta, a union of 56 years, Dec. 15, 2017.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, New Hartford.
Linda was always about her family and never about herself. She loved spending summers at the family camp on Cranberry Lake, especially with her grandchildren. It was her favorite place to be. She also enjoyed cooking for her family especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas. She was famous for her meals, especially her pies.
She is survived by her husband, Michael; son, Michael L. Duffy of Irondequoit and his children, Mack and Connor Duffy; daughter, Kimberly (Steven) Baerman of New Hartford and their children, Dustin, Annelisha and Gabrielle Baerman; and favorite niece, Melanie O'Brien, who was like a daughter to her.
She was predeceased by a sister, Kathleen; and brother, Robert.
Per Linda's request, services will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours.
Online messages of sympathy may be left at www.fwefh.com.
Arrangements are with Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, New Hartford.
Published on November 8, 2017
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