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Mathew Arthur Duffy


1921 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Mathew Arthur Duffy
1921 ~ 2015
Salt Lake City, UT-Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away July 16, 2015 of age related causes. He was born October 10th 1921 in Strool, SD. He Joined the U.S Army in 1942 and served his country until 1944 when he was honorably discharged with a purple heart.
After his military duty he married Evelyn Faye Ninow and they spent 69 years together. During these years they raised six wonderful children. Mat was a very involved father and enjoyed long drives, picnics and drive in movies with his family.
Mat was a long hall truck driver; he drove coast to coast for several years. His wife Faye became a part of the Sleeper team after their youngest child graduated from high school. They drove together for over ten years.
Mat had a wonderful sense of humor, great wit and a love for people.
He is survived by his wife, Faye; children Beverly, Patty, Peggy, Vicky, Tom and Kim.; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by sons-in-law Stewart Johnson and Art Pitman as well as many other family members.
A viewing will be held Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 4 to 5 pm at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am July 23, 2015 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 1929 South 2300 East. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 4th Avenue and "T" Street. Guests are invited to join the family back at St. Ambrose for a luncheon after the interment.
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune on July 19, 2015
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