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Robert N. Duffus

August 10, 1948 April 9, 2018
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Robert N. Duffus, III
August 10, 1948 - April 9, 2018
Middletown, NY

Robert N. Duffus, III, a lifetime Middletown resident, passed away on April 9, 2018 at Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 69.
The son of the late Anne Pituski and Robert N. Duffus, Jr., he was born on August 10, 1948, and was a life-long resident of Middletown, NY. He was a 1966 graduate of Middletown High School, and was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Middletown. He worked as a financial professional for Prudential Life Insurance for 45 years. Rob was also a lifetime member of the Middletown Elks Lodge #1097. He loved football in general, but especially the New York Jets. He coached football for the Middletown Youth Football League for many years. Rob loved music starting from the time he was young, and enjoyed being part of local bands, most notably The Deacons, The Frank Maraday Band, and Kaleidoscope. He loved being around his family, being a grandpa, and made friends wherever he went. Rob always had a great sense of humor, which he kept even during his final days.
Rob is survived by his two daughters, Sandra Polanis and her husband Tim of Houston, TX and Tina Everett and her husband Jamie of Matamoras, PA, as well as his beloved MJ, his “Little B’be”, Mary Jo. He is also survived by his sisters, Cheryl DiVirgilio of Middletown, Doreen Dodd and her husband, Dennis of South Burlington, VT, and Diane Duffus and her wife, Michele Raimondi of Clinton Corners, NY; his grandchildren, Jocelyn and Riley, as well as his nieces and nephews, Rich, Laura, Michael, Christa and Jenna. He adored his cats Kevin, Taylor and Bobbi. He was predeceased by his beloved Gizmo and Annie.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc., 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Saturday, April 14 at St. Joseph’s Church, 149 Cottage Street, Middletown, NY 10940. His final resting place will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Rob’s name may be made to Pets Alive, www.petsalive.com.



Arrangements are under the direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc. www.applebee-mcphillips.com

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Visitation

Friday

13

Apr

2:00 PM 4/13/2018 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 4/13/2018 4:00:00 PM
Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home

130 Highland Ave.
Middletown, NY 10940

Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home
130 Highland Ave. Middletown 10940 NY
United States

Visitation

Friday

13

Apr

6:00 PM 4/13/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/13/2018 8:00:00 PM
Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home

130 Highland Ave.
Middletown, NY 10940

Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home
130 Highland Ave. Middletown 10940 NY
United States

Service

Saturday

14

Apr

11:00 AM 4/14/2018 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 4/14/2018 12:00:00 PM
St. Joseph's Church

149 Cottage Street
Middletown, NY 10940

St. Joseph's Church
149 Cottage Street Middletown 10940 NY
United States

Graveside

Saturday

14

Apr

12:00 PM 4/14/2018 12:00:00 PM - 12:30 PM 4/14/2018 12:30:00 PM
St. Joseph's Cemetery

149 Cottage Street
Middletown, NY 10940

St. Joseph's Cemetery
149 Cottage Street Middletown 10940 NY
United States

Memorial Contribution

Pets Alive

363 Derby Road
Middletown, NY 10940
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