Alfred J. Duffy


ALEXANDRIA – Alfred J. “Al” Duffy, 76, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Friday, July 2, 2021.
He was born on Dec. 21, 1944 in Anderson to Everett and Betty (Walker) Duffy and was a lifetime resident of Alexandria.
Al was a graduate of Alexandria-Monroe High School with the Class of 1963 and the Indiana College of Mortuary Science.
He served his country during the Vietnam war in the United States Army from 1965 to 1967 and the Army reserve until 1971.
He retired from Guide Lamp in Anderson and MFD in Marion in 2008 after 40 years of employment. He had worked as a funeral director for the former Karl M. Kyle Funeral Home and Owens Funeral Home of Alexandria.
Al was an active and devoted member of St. Mary’s Church of Alexandria. He volunteered at the Community Cancer Center in Anderson. Al was devoted to his church and his family. He dedicated his life to caring for both.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy A. (Libler) Duffy, whom he married Jan. 13, 1968; five children, James (Lisa) Duffy of Charleston, S.C., Joseph (Elizabeth) Duffy of Shelbyville, Susan Duffy of Anderson, David (Sarah) Duffy of Alexandria, and John (Val) Duffy of Baltimore, Md.; 20 grandchildren; brother, William (Nancy) Duffy of Columbia City; sister, Mary (Larry) Eldridge of Winimac; sister-in-law, Becky Libler and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, David Libler; and sister-in-law, Linda Libler Dockery.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at St. Mary’s Church, 820 W. Madison St., Alexandria. Father David Hellman will be the Celebrant. Interment with military honors will follow in the IOOF Cemetery in Alexandria.
The family will receive friends at Owens Funeral Home, 412 N. Harrison St., Alexandria on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. where a Rosary Service will take place at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 820 W. Madison St., Alexandria, IN 46001.
Mike and Connie Owens of Owens Memorial Services are honored to care for Al and serve the Duffy family.
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