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Daniel Joseph Duffy Jr.

September 25, 1942 ~ October 25, 2017 (age 75)

Daniel Joseph Duffy, Jr., 75, of Rockford, passed away Wednesday morning, October 25, 2017, at home under the care of his wife and Spectrum Health Hospice.

The son of Daniel & Patricia (Fox) Duffy, he was born on September 25, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois.  On April 19, 1975 in Grand Rapids, he married Charrie Ann Wickwire, and together they enjoyed 42 years of marriage.

Daniel was a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, proudly serving as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy.  He earned the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Expedition Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Medal, and the Vietnam Gallantry Cross, among other awards.

Surviving are his loving wife, Charrie; four children, William & Anne Duffy of San Francisco, California, Christopher Duffy of Rockford, Katharine & Ben Garza of Glendale, Arizona, and Jeffrey Duffy of Grand Rapids;  eight grandchildren, Jack, Will, Ella, Payton, Michael, Avery, Savannah, and Cora;  four sisters Genevieve, Judy, Patricia, and Diane;  and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

A memorial gathering is planned for Monday, November 20, 2017 at the American Legion Post in Rockford, 330 Rockford Park Drive NE, 49341.

Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place.

Should friends desire contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Branch County, where Dan rescued his four-legged best friend, Ozzy, whom he chose to call "my boy" or contributions to Boulder Crest Retreat, which is a healing retreat for Veterans. 

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Daniel's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  

Arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, honored providers of Veterans Funeral Care.  

Charitable donations may be made to:

Boulder Crest Retreat
18370 Bluemont Village Lane PO Box 117, Bluemont VA 20135

Humane Society of Branch County
969 Wildwood Road, Quincy MI 49082

 Service Information

Memorial Service
November 20, 2017

1:00 PM
American Legion - Merrit Lamb Post 102
330 Rockford Park Drive NE
Rockford, MI 49341

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