Joann Duffin(1931 - 2013)

Joann P. Duffin

Barrytown - Joann P. Duffin, 82, a longtime Barrytown resident, passed away on Friday, February 8th, 2013 at The Thompson House in Rhinebeck.

For many years, Joann worked as a nurse's aide throughout the Northern Dutchess area.

She was a longtime member of Church of St. John's Evangelist in Barrytown. Joann also was a long time volunteer at the Christ Church Thrift Shop and for Community Action, both in Red Hook.

Born on January 23, 1931, in Bronx, NY, she was the daughter of the late Joseph George and Rosemary (Bowman) Stroell.

Joann married Bernard U. Duffin on May 26, 1951 in Bronx, NY and he predeceased her on June 26, 1999.

She is survived by her son; Patrick Duffin of Barrytown, her daughter; Sandra Wheeler of Red Hook, her grandson; Matthew Wheeler of Red Hook, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son; Gerard Duffin, her sisters; Isabelle Singer, and Marie Honegger, and her brother; Joseph Stroell.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at The Church of St. John The Evangelist, Barrytown, NY. The Rev. Bruce Chilton will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made in Joann's memory to the Red Hook Rescue Squad, PO Box 100, Red Hook, NY 12571.

If you have any questions regarding service information please contact Patrick Duffin at (845) 709-4644, 75 Barrytown Road, Barrytown, NY 12507.

Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.

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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Feb. 24 to May 6, 2013