William J Duffy

William J Duffy

Male 1919 - 2013  (93 years)

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  • Name William J Duffy 
    Born 29 Oct 1919  North Branch, Chisago Co, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Graduation 1934  Kaukauna High School Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 25 Feb 2013  Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Allouez Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Judge William J. Duffy, 96, Green Bay, died Monday, February 25, 2013, at his home. He was born October 29, 1916, in North Branch, MN, to Stella (Golden) and John Duffy.

      William grew up in Hollandtown, WI, where he attended a one room school house. He graduated from Kaukauna High School, and in 1938, graduated from St. Norbert College. After graduation he attended law school at the University of Wisconsin, graduating in 1941. Following graduation William enlisted in the U.S. military, serving as a captain in the Army Air Corps, in the South Pacific during World War II. Following the war, he moved to Green Bay and began his practice of law with Attorney Jerry Clifford. He enjoyed politics, and with many others of his generation, re-established the Democratic Party in Wisconsin. In 1948, he was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly.

      On May 6, 1950, William married Elizabeth Boyden at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in Green Bay. After serving in the Legislature, Mr. Duffy continued to practice law in Green Bay until he was elected to the bench as a Circuit Court Judge. He retired from the bench in 1992. Judge Duffy loved the city of Green Bay and was an active member of the community, serving on numerous advisory boards, and was a supporter of the city's many civic endeavors.

      Judge Duffy was a wonderful father to his five children, Mary and Michael Van de Kamp, Green Bay; Michael Duffy and Charlene Quest, Madison; Sally Duffy (Paul Tilleman), Milwaukee; Trish and Russell Dabrowski, Milwaukee; John and (Bonnie Stewart) Duffy, Madison; ten grandchildren, Timothy, Patrick, William (Julie), John, Abby, Duffy (Sammie), Charlie, Henry, Margaret, Liam; two brothers-in-law and their spouses, Patrick and Julie Boyden, Edward and Joyce Boyden; and many special nieces and nephews.

      He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth "Betty"; and his siblings and their spouses, Helen (Frank) Bauman, John (Kathleen) Duffy, and Ann (Wilfred) Van Abel.

      Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave, from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Friends may also call at Annunciation Catholic Church, 401 Gray Street, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the church with Rev. Donald Everts officiating. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

      A memorial fund has been established in the name of Judge William Duffy.

      The Duffy family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Home Instead for their loving care of Bill, to all of his nieces and nephews, and to his lunch mates.




      Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from February 26 to February 28, 2013
    Person ID I313030  Little Chute Historical Society F Tree
    Last Modified 4 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors John Joseph Duffy,   b. 17 Aug 1881, Hollandtown, Brown Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Dec 1968  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Stella Golden,   b. 18 Apr 1886, Hollandtown, Brown Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Oct 1972  (Age 86 years) 
    Family ID F38517  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Boyden,   b. 1924,   d. 1999  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 06 May 1950  Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Living
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    Married: 1x4. Living
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    Family ID F123005  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Oct 1919 - North Branch, Chisago Co, Minnesota Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - 1934 - Kaukauna High School Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 06 May 1950 - Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Feb 2013 - Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Allouez Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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