James Patrick Duffy

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James "Jim" Patrick Duffy passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2013, after a long and valiant fight with recurrent lymphoma. He was born August 4, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to James Joseph and Kathryn Nolan Duffy.

Jim graduated from St. Thomas High School and the University of St. Thomas, Houston, and earned a Master's Degree in Economics from St. Mary's University, San Antonio. He and his wife, Joanne, met while both students at UST and married following her graduation.

In 1962, Jim began his 32 year career with Allstate Insurance Company. In 1995, he retired from Allstate as Territorial Manager, Corporate Security, and he and Joanne moved to Austin in order to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Jim was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Council 8156, as well as a 4th Degree Knight in Assembly 1099.

Jim was preceded in death by infant daughters, Josephine Anne and Christine Louise; his parents; and his father and mother-in-law, Lawrence William and Anna Mae Bernauer Flusche.

Jim is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joanne; son, Michael Thomas and wife, Julie; daughter, Annette Louise and husband, Gerard Tafallo; son, James (Jim) Lawrence and wife, Mary; grandchildren, Jessica, Patrick and Megan; sister, Anne Duffy Weber and husband, Ronald; sister-in-law, Mariana Flusche Simeroth and husband, Joe Perry; aunt, Alice Duffy; and ten nieces and nephews and many cousins.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, December 12, 2013, at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home, with recitation of the Holy Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 13, 2013, at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 4800 Convict Hill Road, with Reverend Patrick Coakley, MSC, Celebrant. Rite of Committal will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 21, 2013, at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Decatur, Texas, with Reverend Thomas D'Souza, SAC, Parochial Administrator with Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Decatur, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Jim to St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church's Grateful and Growing in His Spirit Campaign or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Condolences may be made at www.cookwaldenforestoaks.com.

Arrangements under the care of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home, 6300 W. William Cannon Drive, Austin, Texas, 78749, (512) 892-1172.

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