Mrs. Ann Marie Duffany, 58, died Saturday, April 8th, at her residence where she was under the care of her family and Hospice of Jefferson County, after a long illness with cancer.
There will be a Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Friday, April 14th at 2pm. A Celebration of Life will follow the funeral mass at the LaFargeville American Legion. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are with the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home.
Ann was born June 27th, 1964, in Watertown, the daughter of Dr. Marcus and Julie Gailey Nellis. She attended St. Anthony’s and graduated from Immaculate Heart Central in Watertown. She received her teaching degree from Plattsburgh State College.
Ann retired a few years ago as an Elementary Teacher at General Brown Elementary after 32 years.
On October 6th, 2001, she married Tom Duffany at All Saints Catholic Church in Chaumont with Father Pierre Aubin officiating.
Ann was a member of the LaFargeville Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
Surviving besides her husband Tom is her mother, Julia Nellis, of Limerick and Pillar Point; one daughter, Julia Lou of LaFargeville; two sisters, Gayle (Mark) Schmitt of Maryland, and Julia (Paul) Fournier of Limerick; an Aunt and Uncle, Blanche and Mike Colello of LaFargeville; nieces and nephews.
Donations can be made in her name to Ryan’s Wish Foundation, contact Gary West (315) 782-8410 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tom and Julia, am so sorry for your loss. Ann will be missed by many but remembered as the kind and caring person she was. I pray your cherished memories can bring you some comfort. RIP Ann
So very sorry to hear this sad news. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you. God Bless. Sincerely, Jerry and Jacinta Wood.
Karen & Scott Derouin
Tom and Julia, Scott and I are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you.
Tom and Julia so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Our are aching soo much for all of you! She was a beautiful loving person. She will be missed dearly. Thoughts and strong prayers to you all! Love Janice (Chavoustie) Mikolinis and family!♥️♥️
So sorry for your loss. Ann will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
So very sorry. Many good memories from IHC and GB. Becky
Tom and Julia, thinking of you both!!!! So very sorry for your loss!!! Sending prayers Donna & John Timmerman
Wow,I’m shocked and saddened by the news of Ann’s passing.I attended St.Anthonys and IHC with Ann.I can remember her as a pleasant person and very caring. God bless her family in this time of sorrow and may she rest in peace.
This is so sad . My condolences goes out to the family . When my son Garrett was sick . Ann came to our house with gifts and a big card signed by all the students. She was so thoughtful and concerned. She will be missed by so many . 32 years as a teacher so many lives she has touched. .RIP Ann
So sorry to hear this I babysat the three girls when they were young loved the whole family our thoughts to her family
So very sorry for your loss. Ann was a fun lady. She sure loved her “baby girl”
Cherish those memories… I promise the happy times will come back to you. You both are in my prayers.
Tom and Julia , thinking of the whole family with love and prayers . Ann was one of the most loving and caring people I know all while she was being treated for so many things herself . Fly high dear lady you have earned a a smooth ride
So sorry to hear of Ann’s passing.such a sweet soul, always a smile on her face.she will be greatly missed by many.our thoughts and prayers go to you and Julia and the rest of her family.she is at peace and no more discomfort.she is in god’s hands now.rip Ann.
Enid, Brian and Daniel Moore
We are so very sorry for your loss. Tom and Julia , and family, you have our deepest sympathies.
We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. ❤️
Terry and Allen Drake
May the fond memories you shared bring you strength and peace. Thoughts and prayers.
Jonel Heins Robinson
So sorry to hear of her passing . I went to school with her sister , and my parents know doc and his wife
Condolences to the entire family
My heart goes out to my friend Julie Fournier and Ann’s family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
I’m so very sorry for your loss. She was my son’s teacher so many years ago. We later met again through the golf league. Such a nice lady with a great sense of humor.
Brenda L Wood
Tommy so sorry to hear about Ann’s passing…prayers for you and your family…I know it is an overwhelming feeling….my heart goes out to all of you!
We were very sorry to learn of your loss. I’ve known Ann for a long time ,one of the happiest people I’ve ever seen.
Louis & Jill Nuffer
Tom, Julia & Family. Our deepest heartfelt condolences on the loss of Ann.
We’re so sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The Farrell Family
Lorraine and Ken Rogers
Tom and Julia so so sorry we are out of town or we would be with you….
Tom and Chris Sanford and Kimberly Walton
Tom and Julia Sorry to hear of Ann passing, she was strong and fought the long fight. She is in our prayers
Tom & Julia,
We are saddened by the loss of Ann! She had such a heart of gold and will be missed!!! We will forever cherish all the happy times with Ann! She was a a very special, kind, and loving person! Know that we are here for you! We love you all!
Sincerely, Bill, Tammy, and Kyle Delaney
Tom and Julia,
We are saddened to hear Ann has passed! We have fond memories of Ann. She was a kind and generous woman, with a heart of gold! We are always here for you! May God Bless You and May Happy Memories of Ann Always Comfort You! We Love You Both and Are Thinking You! Love, Bill, Tammy, and Kyle Delaney
So sorry to hear about Ann. Such a nice person. RIP Ann.
Kim and Andy Smith
Thoughts and prayers to the entire family. Ann had such a contagious smile and warm welcome to everyone she encountered that will forever live on. ❤️
Sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. Our sincere condolences to the family.
Gigi Netto Dargenio
Ann was an Amazing person from the time she entered my second grade classroom at St Anthony’s School until her passing. She was one of the kindest, caring and loving teachers that I knew. She was a fighter even in her darkest hours she never gave up hope.
When someone you love becomes a memory , the memory becomes a treasure. May you treasure all of your memories of Ann. She is heaven for sure.
Dawn & Dean Schofield
Tom, I was so sorry to hear of your of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dawn & Dean Schofield
Tom and Family,
I am so sorry to hear the passing of Ann, may she RIP. Even though I no longer live in the area I still have fond memories of the community and families. My prayers are with all
Jojean J Sulier
So sorry for your loss Tom and Julia my heart goes out to you may God be with you through this painful time
Jojean J Sulier
So sorry for your loss
Dear Tom and family my condolences go out to all of you at this hard time. On the hard days ahead let all the beautiful memories made find you all comfort. Prayers
Joanne “Recor” Radley and Peter Radley
So sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. I have fond memories of teaching with Ann at Dexter. From faculty meetings to field trips she kept me on track. As a new teacher, she gave me some great advice. She had such an infectious laugh and always had an extra piece of maple candy for me. She will be missed.