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Kaitlyn Elizabeth Duffy

Chesapeake - Kaitlyn Elizabeth Duffy, 18, of Chesapeake, passed away suddenly, Friday, May 19, 2017.

Born in Salem, MA, she was the daughter of Scott and Tammy Duffy. Katie was a senior at Great Bridge High School, where she was on the Varsity Cheerleading Team and Swim Team, and a violinist in the orchestra. She was also a member of the National Honor Society, past-president her Freshmen and Sophomore Class, and the French Club. She was awarded the Presidential Award of Academic Excellence and earned the Girl Scouts of America Gold Award. In 2015 she was selected to travel to Europe with the Honors European History Class. She was a member of the Friends of Rachel's Club, a certified lifeguard, and a long-time member of the Great Bridge Swim and Racquet Club swim team. In the fall, Katie was accepted to attend Virginia Tech, where she earned the Harry Bramhall Gilbert Merit Scholarship Award. She was a member of St. Stephen, Martyr Roman Catholic Church.

Including her parents, Kaitlyn is survived by a brother, Ryan Scott Duffy; a maternal grandmother, Alexandra H. Roy; paternal grandparents, William and Constance Duffy; an uncle, Shawn Duffy and wife Gigi; aunts, Kim Burke and husband Christopher, and Becky Dell'Arciprete and husband John; cousins, Colin Duffy, Tristin Duffy, Adam Burke, Nicholas Burke, A.J. Dell'Arciprete and Avery Dell'Arciprete. Kaitlyn was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Victor H. Roy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 26, 2017 at St. Stephen Martyr, Roman Catholic Church. The interment will be private in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. A Christian Wake Service will be conducted Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., with the family receiving friends from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at St. Stephen Martyr, Roman Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kaitlyn Elizabeth Duffy Memorial Scholarship Fund, C/O Great Bridge High School.

Friends are invited to sign the online guestbook and share memories at www.omanfh.com.



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Published in The Virginian-Pilot on May 23, 2017.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Wake
05:30 PM
St. Stephen Martyr, Roman Catholic Church
MAY
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Calling hours
06:00 - 09:00 PM
St. Stephen Martyr, Roman Catholic Church
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Mass of Christian Burial
11:00 AM
St. Stephen Martyr, Roman Catholic Church
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May 26, 2019
I have thought about you all over the last two years and I do hope your hearts are healing. It is one day at a time and sometimes one step at a time. Grieving is so hard and such a roller coaster of emotion. I promise it will get better and life will be good again. Your daughter would not want you to forever grieve but to live life that honors her beauty and to live life as she would have. Hold tight to Jesus and He will lift you up.
Barbara McCuen
September 21, 2018
It's been over a year since you passed Kaitlyn and even though I didn't know you I am still so affected by your death just based off of all the kind thing people have said and continue to say about you I know you are looking down on all of us here and just know that you have left a mark on all of our hearts. #FlyHighDuffy
Bri J
May 26, 2017
I wish there was something that could take away your pain. Our hearts are just broken for you. We will continue to pray for your entire family in the days ahead.
Pam Bullock
May 26, 2017
Kaitlyn will always be remembered in our hearts. I didn't know her but all of the things I've heard about her is sweet and kind.
Emily Cooper
May 26, 2017
My heart is broken... my prayers go out to the Duffy family
Barry Tiller
May 26, 2017
To the Duffy Family: Sending prayers your way that God will provide you with His peace that passes all understanding.
Jenni Torres
May 26, 2017
To The Duffy Family: we do not know you personally but our hearts are heavy for your loss. What a beautiful, successful and inspiring daughter you raised, God truly blessed you. Please know God will carry you today and the weeks and months to come. We have prayed for your family and know this beautiful daughter, sister, granddaughter and niece is resting in peace. Sending you strength and prayers. "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted". Matthew 5:4
W. & J. Edwards
May 26, 2017
I am sorry for your lost May Jesus help ease your pain.
Tony Webb
May 26, 2017
Although I didn't get to meet you I feel as though I have known you all of my life. You made a huge impact on everyone's life and I know that you will be watching over your friends and loved ones from above. God Bless You and your loving family Kaitlyn. Fly High!
Barbara McConbs-Conley
May 25, 2017
God has a beautiful Angel!
Meredith Mockler
May 25, 2017
Ryan and Family -Praying that your family receives comfort, peace, strength and love during this sad time. Know that my heart is crying with yours. In His Name - Elder Cheryl Scott
Cheryl Scott
Teacher
May 25, 2017
We are members of St. Stephen's and join with the rest of our loving parish community in praying for peace for your family. We lift you up in prayer and will be forever changed by Kaitlyn and her legacy.
May 25, 2017
Dear Duffy family,

We at Refresh Community Church in Chesapeake are so saddened by your loss. We understand that you must be in great pain and we are praying for your family. If there is anything that we can do for you as a church family please do not hesitate to contact us. May God strengthen you during this difficult time.
Thomas Ondrea
May 24, 2017
To the Duffy family,
I do not know you but I live in Pungo. Please know that Kaitlyn has captured the hearts of everyone in this community. What a beautiful and talented young woman is she, and her spirit will continue to shine...even within those of us who never met her. We will continue to keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless your family.
Jeanne Ianni
May 24, 2017
There are no words I can express that can heal this tear in your hearts. Praying for your family.
Teri Commander
May 24, 2017
Dear Duffy Family, I'm so lost for words and saddened for the loss of your precious daughter and sister. I look at Kaitlyns photos and she is beautiful! Please know people have you in their thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all!!!
Jenny Stanley
May 24, 2017
My deepest sympathy to Tammy and family. My prayers are with you. May God bless you and hold you and your family in this time of deep sorrow.
May 24, 2017
SIP Kaitlyn.Praying for Family


Janice Lee
Janice Lee
May 24, 2017
Condolences to Duffy family.Praying for the family and know that God will be your STRONG TOWER thru this most Difficult time and Beyond.Hold on to God's Unchanging Hands.SIP Kaitlyn.
Janice S Lee & Family DivaladyJaye Travels
Janice Lee
May 24, 2017
May 24, 2017

God is love. This story bring back memories when my friend lost her precious, beautiful daughter and a 2011 recent graduate in a horrific car crash. God is comfort and he and only he will give you strength in the difficult days ahead. May God Bless you and keep you.
Wanda Joiner
May 24, 2017
Such a beautiful Angel called to Heaven.
My thoughts and Prayers are with the Family.
Candy Thomas
May 23, 2017
My deepest, heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your precious and beautiful daughter. This is a difficult and hard journey to walk so hold on to Jesus tightly. I too, have walked this journey in 1986 losing my 15 year old son in a horrific car crash. Live your lives to honor your daughter and hold on tightly to each other. I will keep your family in my prayers. I have asked God to comfort you as only He can and to give you strength and courage to face the difficult days ahead. You will rise above this but it takes a long, long time.
Barb McCuen
May 23, 2017
I am deeply sorry for your families loss
Hope Wallace
May 23, 2017
I light this candle to express my sincere heartfelt condolences to the family of Kaitlyn Duffy. A personal relationship does not exist. Nevertheless, we definitely share a broken heart as I read the local reports. Continue to embrace the love & fond memories within the family & know that heaven has just embraced a very special Angel. May God bless the family as I pray for continued healing in your journey.
T McPhatter
May 23, 2017
She was taken from us too soon and I am deeply shaken for everyone and the Duffy Family. My prayers are with you all during this time. Fly high Kaitlyn!
Victoria Gardner
May 23, 2017
To the Duffy Family,

There are no words to describe the loss you must feel. Our hearts are filled with sadness. May God be with you and give you strength during this difficult time. Sometimes there are just no answers why. Your daughter is a beautiful girl. We are parishioners of St. Stephen's and will pray for you with tearful hearts.

God bless,
Shawn, Tina, Shawn and Emily Jacobs.
May 23, 2017
I do not know your family but my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you the strength and comfort in the days ahead.
Cindy Florence
May 23, 2017
Cindy Florence
May 23, 2017
Scott, Tammy, Ryan:

We are truly with you in spirit and cannot possibly think of the right words to express our deepest sympathy for the world's loss of Kaitlyn.

Harry, Max, Jen, and I are thinking of you and your family.

Love
The Legiers
Greg Legier
May 23, 2017
I as well as many in our wonderful SSMRCC parish send you prayers to help you through this time. Your beautiful angel will watch over all of you. Her radiant smile is even brighter in heaven. Rosaries of prayers are coming your way.
Vanessa Nemara
May 23, 2017
no words will heal. I am broken for a family I don't even know. God bless your family at this time of profound grief.
Sabrina Carey
May 23, 2017
Duffy family,
Our hearts are broken for your family. What a beautiful daughter and life. May God gives you strength and peace during this tragically difficult time.
Tom and Diane Martin
May 23, 2017
Dear Duffy Family,
May the Lord hold you in the palm of his hand. Your beautiful angel will forever watch over all of you. Love is eternal.
M L
May 23, 2017
Tammy and family- I am so sorry for your loss! Praying for all of you- love Nicole, Joseph and Jacob
Nicole Whitfield
May 23, 2017
Our hearts are broken for you and your family. What a beautiful daughter and life tragically taken. May God give you and you family strength and peace during this horrifically difficult time.

Tom and Diane Martin Virginia Beach, Va
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