In Memory: As of 06/03/2019

John Ambrose Patrick Duffin

John Ambrose Patrick Duffin

Born: September 27, 1958

Died: December 5, 2015, age 57 (cancer)

John attended all 4 years, was a Class of '77 graduate and last resided in Chicago.



John Ambrose Patrick Duffin, 57, passed away on December 5, 2015. John is survived by his beloved children Callie, Sean, Marie and Brennan and their mother Mary Lou. Cherished son of Martha O’Connor Duffin and the late John Ambrose Duffin. Loving brother of sisters: Irene Duffin, Jeanette Cichon (Alan), Helen Chellin (Bruce), Catherine Duffin (Dennis Semple), Bernadette Paul (Will), Maureen Knauber (Tom), Mary Monaghan (Jim). Also survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and cousins as well as dear friend Mary Schmidt.

Memorial Visitation Wednesday, December 9 2015, 9:15 AM followed by 10:00 Mass at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, 9711 Devon Avenue, Rosemont. Interment Private.

In Lieu of flowers, donations to the Wounded Warriors would be appreciated.

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12/07/15 03:46 PM #1    

Gayle L Gyssler (Marvel)

Only freshman I ever known who had a full beard.  Was always nice and funny.  John will be missed.  The world has suffered a great loss.  More people need to be like him.

Gayle Gyssler Marvel

12/08/15 06:19 AM #2    

Joanne L Saverino (Sumption)

My condolences to John's family and friends.  I didn't know John that well, but from the posts here, I have found him to be a great spirit and joy.  May our Lord be with all of you as you grieve and find comfort during this difficult time.  My prayers and thoughts are with you all.  


Joanne Saverino Sumption

12/08/15 10:31 PM #3    

Robert J Hallstrom

I have fond memories of John from a number of shop classes including metal shop with Mr. Tohill and all the reunions. He was alot of fun and a spirited soul, My prayers our with his family on this sad loss.

02/25/17 12:47 AM #4    

Andrew J Loska

Ok I'm on this right know bc I lost a very close friend from my block, John Baske I'll miss you! Know I see like Three people on JD's page. That hurts but I think I posted my feelings about my High school buddy JD he was our friend and deserved more than this!!!

06/25/17 01:09 PM #5    

Kathleen M Hacker (Anderson)

Andy, I too, was of the same burnout crowd and I do remember you, although you probably do not remember me, either.  I was pretty low key.   But I did see John occasionally, and always at the reunions, and several times at the Beacon when Chris and Dave would arrange a get together.  Knowing John was sick, I made every effort to see him whenever the occasion arose. He knew how much I cared about him, the feeling was mutual.  We had like this weird long term spiritual relationship, for lack of a better explanation, since we met in 6th grade.  Everytime we saw each other, it was like we just saw each other the day before.  I hope that my time spent with him means more to him then anything that I could write here, but since you were calling out to people, I felt the need to write this.   John was one of my first big crushes, and party buddy in high school.  He'll never be forgotten, and will always hold a very very special place in my heart.

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