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Thelma Grace Duffey




Thelma Grace Duffey, 95, of Boonsboro, MD, passed away, Sunday, April 26, 2020, at her home.

Born Sunday, July 13, 1924 in Zittlestown, MD, she was the daughter of the late Otho Jones and the late Grace (Huffer) Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband  William Thomas Duffey.

Thelma graduated from Boonsboro High School in 1943. She was employed with Fairchild Aircraft and later was employed with London Fog Mfg. retiring after 30 years of service.She was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Boonsboro. Thelma volunteered at Reeders Memorial Home, where she volunteered over 1500 hours of sewing services. Thelma and her late husband Bill loved to travel, especially bus trips.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl M. Rice & husband Brian of Thurmont, MD; two sons, Wayne L. Duffey,Sr. & wife JoAnn of Boonsboro, MD, Kevin T. Duffey & wife Sandy of Hagerstown, MD; four grandchildren, Wayne Duffey, Jr. of Sharpsburg, MD, William Duffey of Funkstown, MD, Stephanie Palmer of Hagerstown, MD and Tyler Duffey of Baltimore, MD; great grandchild, Chad, Kristi, Leah, Brynnleigh, Braydon & Jordan. two sisters, Selvia Jean Gouker of Middletown, MD and Barbara Reeder of Middletown, MD.

She was preceded in death by her son, Allen Dwight Duffey, brother, Alvey Jones, sisters, Janice Kramer and Anna Mae Derr.

Services will be held privately with the family.

Interment will be at the Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, MD.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

Dear Wayne and JoAnn, You and your family have our deepest sympathy for your loss. May the memories that you shared with your mother give you comfort and peace. Joe and Susan Layos

Joseph and Susan Layos
Boonsboro, MD

Kevin & Sandy Duffey So sorry for loss of your Mother & mother in law Thelma Duffey prayer for your Family's

Hagerstown, Maryland

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Aunt Thelma was one of the nicest people I have ever met. We all have many memories of coming up to visit Uncle Bill and Aunt Thelma at the Grey house on the hillside next to the road. Hopefully we can all (us kids) get together in the near future sometime. Take care, Maryanne, Timothy, Matthew, and Patrick

Maryanne Murphy Spencer
Hagerstown, Maryland

Wayne, I am very sorry to learn of your mom's passing. Regardless of age, we are never ready for this to happen. Please know that you are in my thoughts as you suffer your loss.

Ronnie Detrow
Boonsboro, MD

I am so Sorry to learn of Mrs. Duffey's passing!! I send my sincerest Condolences and Prayers for the entire Family!!

John Christopher
Hagerstown, Maryland

Thelma was my neighbor for 30 years. She was always sweet and was willing to help you out if she could. She always had a smile on her face and she was a good neighbor. I know that she will be missed by her entire family. Prayers to the family.

Hank and Juanese Sanders
Hagerstown, MD

I have been a neighbor of Mrs. Duffey for a little more than 20 years, but she was so much more than a neighbor, she was also my Good Friend. I have lots of memories, that I will always be glad I have. She was an amazing Lady, and I'm so glad I had the pleasure of knowing her all these years. How amazing was she ??? Well, I'll tell you .... How many Ladies do you know who are in thier 90"s, and still mowed her own yard, and shoveled her own snow ????. Believe me that only scratches the surface as to who she really was. She will be greatly missed by her family, and many, many more. My thoughts, and Prayers go out to all of the family, and friends who have lost this amazing Lady.

Jack Christopher
Boonsboro, MD

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