Genevieve C. Duffy
1908 - 2019
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Genevieve Cecilia Duffy, 111, of Westminster passed away peacefully of Friday, June 28, 2019 at Carroll Hospice Dove House. Born May 9, 1908, in Jersey City, New Jersey she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Josephine (Wilson) Von Dolska-Schultz. She was the wife of the late John J. Duffy who passed away in 1976. She was a homemaker but many years ago, she worked as an obstetric nurse. Surviving are daughter Maureen Seibel and husband Henry of Westminster; grandsons Mark Seibel of Glen Ridge, NJ and John Seibel of Westminster; 6 great-grandchildren, Rachel, Nathan, Aidan, Griffin, Genevieve and Bridget. Also survived by nieces and nephews of the Carey, Duffy and Larrow families. She was predeceased by her sister, Dorothy Carey. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 1:30 pm at St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster. Interment will follow at Meadow Branch Cemetery. Please omit flowers and make memorial contributions in her memory to the Fraternal Society of Saint Peter, 450 Venard Rd., South Abington Township, PA 18411 or to the Pregnancy Support Center of Carroll County at www.carrollpregnancy.org. Arrangements handled by Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, Westminster.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Jul. 2, 2019.
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July 7, 2019
Bruce Robert Balestri
Our family will dearly miss Genevieve's presence here upon earth and hope to see her again someday in Paradiso! She was a priceless remnant of yesteryear when courtesy, manners, and human decency were the Christian code by which people set their standards. It was always a special pleasure to converse with her on any subject for she was able to respond intellectually with grace, humility, and a pure sense of humor. She was gifted with her Catholic Faith that she embraced full heartedly and was well aware of the goods and evils of humanity. Yet she had an indominable spirit and weathered the storms of life with courageous endurance utilizing her worldly knowledge, and spiritual wisdom, enlightened by prayer. She and I would speak for hours over the telephone reflecting on our shared religious beliefs and traveling down memory lane together to (the world the way it was), tracing history back before WWI and our hometowns in the Garden State of N.J.. She would answer the phone with her God given warmth making you feel that you were the only person on earth....beginning the conversation by saying "Oh hello dear how you, Barbara, and Avellina"? One of her most indelible early childhood memories was in 1916 when she was 8yrs. old German Saboteurs blew up a munitions plant on Black Tom, an island near Jersey City, and a feathered hat seemingly flew off the piano and landed on the floor from the concussion. I found the newspaper article confirming that the explosion actually happened and would call her on July 30th the day when it occurred to validate her true story and she would get a chance to express it with the same enthusiasm once again! May His perpetual peace and light ever shine upon this rare gem! Our thoughts and prayers will continue for her sweet soul and for her devoted ones...Maureen, Henry, John, Mark, and entire family along with her great grandchildren. They all in some way contributed to helping their beloved one to fight the good fight until she took her last bow into the arms of Our Lord on the feast of the Sacred Heart Jesus and the Vigil of the Immaculate Heart of Mary! Bruce, Barbara, and Avellina Balestri
Bruce Balestri
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July 7, 2019
Bruce Robert Balestri
Our family will dearly miss Genevieve's presence here upon earth and hope to see her again someday in Paradiso! She was a priceless remnant of yesteryear when courtesy, manners, and human decency were the Christian code by which people set their standards. It was always a special pleasure to converse with her on any subject for she was able to respond intellectually with grace, humility, and a pure sense of humor. She was gifted with her Catholic Faith that she embraced full heartedly and was well aware of the goods and evils of humanity. Yet she had an indominable spirit and weathered the storms of life with courageous endurance utilizing her worldly knowledge, and spiritual wisdom, enlightened by prayer. She and I would speak for hours over the telephone reflecting on our shared religious beliefs and traveling down memory lane together to (the world the way it was), tracing history back before WWI and our hometowns in the Garden State of N.J.. She would answer the phone with her God given warmth making you feel that you were the only person on earth....beginning the conversation by saying "Oh hello dear how you, Barbara, and Avellina"? One of her most indelible early childhood memories was in 1916 when she was 8yrs. old German Saboteurs blew up a munitions plant on Black Tom, an island near Jersey City, and a feathered hat seemingly flew off the piano and landed on the floor from the concussion. I found the newspaper article confirming that the explosion actually happened and would call her on July 30th the day when it occurred to validate her true story and she would get a chance to express it with the same enthusiasm once again! May His perpetual peace and light ever shine upon this rare gem! Our thoughts and prayers will continue for her sweet soul and for her devoted ones...Maureen, Henry, John, Mark, and entire family along with her great grandchildren. They all in some way contributed to helping their beloved one to fight the good fight until she took her last bow into the arms of Our Lord on the feast of the Sacred Heart Jesus and the Vigil of the Immaculate Heart of Mary! Bruce, Barbara, and Avellina Balestri
Bruce Balestri
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July 2, 2019
As you remember your love one, as God heals your broken hearts (Psalm 147:3), may your cherished memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength to endure.

With Heartfelt Sympathy,
Liz
July 2, 2019
Our deepest sympathy and prayers to the Seibel family, extended family and friends for their loss. We recall many good times with Aunt Genevieve and will truly miss her. Rest in eternal peace in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jack and Eileen Carey
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