Joan Duffy of South Setauket Dies at 82

Duffy was an English teacher in New York City and Long Island for more than 20 years.

Joan Marie Duffy, a longtime English teacher who lived in South Setauket, died Aug. 23 at the age of 82.

According to an obituary published in Newsday, Duffy earned an undergraduate degree at the College of New Rochelle and a Master's degree at Fordham University, then became a teacher. She taught at Francis Lewis High School, Lincoln High School, Far Rockaway High School, Wayside Home for Girls, and the Elmont Hospital Center, and was an adjunct professor at St. John's University. She and her husband of 60 years, Francis, moved to Jefferson's Ferry in 2001 after living in Valley Stream for 46 years.

Francis called his wife as an outgoing woman who loved languages, art, opera, and traveling, according to Newsday.

Click here to read the full obituary from Newsday.com (subscription required).


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