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Emery L. Duffy 1930-2018

Emery Laurence Duffy, 87, of Crystal Lake, died Monday, Nov. 5, in McHenry. He was born November 14, 1930, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Joseph P. and Laura (nee Schulte) Duffy.

Duffy was a devoted family man and well-known attorney in McHenry County. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1951, fought in the Korean War, and was honorably discharged in 1953 as a master sergeant. During his service, he received the Distinguished Flying Cross. He started his law practice in Savannah, Georgia, in 1960 alongside his brother, attorney Robert Duffy. He moved to Illinois in 1971 to be closer to his wife’s parents and his mother, and was admitted to the Illinois Bar. He practiced law in Crystal Lake until his retirement.

He is survived by his adored wife of 61 years, Nancy C. (nee Fischer) Duffy; his beloved children, Stephen (Mary) Duffy, Kathleen (Paul) Massat, and David (Ellen) Duffy; his beloved grandchildren, Erin Duffy, Matthew Duffy, Daniel Massat, Grace Massat, Jennifer Duffy, Jonathan Duffy, and Michael Duffy; and his dear sister, Alta (the late James) Cook.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his siblings Elizabeth (Bud) Larson, Robert (Mary) Duffy, and Charles (Joyce) Duffy.

Posted on November 12, 2018 by Rhys Saunders
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