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Ruth M. Duffy

Age 89, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on April 17, 2012 at Heartland Hospice House surrounded by her family.

Ruth was born in Wilmington, DE to the late R. John and Alice McCarter of Roselle. She was a graduate of Oak Grove Elementary and Conrad High School. Ruth attended Beacom College and was a secretary for the Mayor of Wilmington during the 1940's. Ruth was a homemaker and member of Presbyterian Church of the Covenant and was an expert quilter and seamstress. Ruth enjoyed gardening, baking, playing cards and board games. She also enjoyed painting still life's and landscapes, and she particularly enjoyed spending time with her four beloved granddaughters.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, James B. Duffy; her daughter, Susan A. Duffy and her sister, Alice M. Deveraux. She is survived by her son, James E. Duffy and his wife, Roseanne, of Landenberg, PA; her brother, John W. McCarter and his wife Patti, also of Landenberg, PA; her granddaughters, Jennifer, Annie, Alyssa, and Caitlin, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Friday, April 20, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at the MCCRERY & HARRA FUNERAL HOME, 3710 Kirkwood Highway, Wilm., DE 19808 A. service will be held on Saturday, April 21st. at 12:00 p.m. at Presbyterian Church, 503 Duncan Road,(North Wilmington) Wilm., DE 19809. Burial will be in Lower Brandywine Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice House, 5661 Ochletree Lane, Wilm., DE 19808.

To send condolences visit:

www.mccreryandharra.com

Published in The News Journal from Apr. 19 to Apr. 20, 2012
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