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Bernadette Jane (Manor) Duffy, 78, of Rouses Point, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2019, at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. Bernie was born on July 5, 1940, the daughter of Alexander and Dora (Narrow) Manor. She graduated from Mooers Central School in 1958 and began a successful career at Ayerst Laboratories. Bernadette loved her job as a secretary and was soon promoted to Supervisor in Production, where she worked until her retirement in 1995.
Bernadette truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; playing spades and other card and board games, reading, sewing, needlepoint, camping, cooking, shopping, planting her vegetable and flower gardens, enjoying the beauty of mother nature, and spending time with her family and friends.
Bernadette was a beloved wife and dedicated mother who always put her family first. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Amma. She was a kind and hard working person and anyone who knew her, loved her. Her legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone she interacted with.
Bernadette is survived by her son, Rich Duffy and his wife, Helen, of Clayton, N.Y.; one daughter, Sheila Wynkoop and her husband, Jim, of Manchester, N.H.; two grandchildren, Megan and Sean Wynkoop; stepgrandchildren, Ian Ingerson and his children of Clayton and Laticia Urf and her husband, Dr. Edwin Urf and their children of Watertown; her sister, Shirley O'Hara of Parish, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews; and her cherished friend, Roger Favreau.
In addition to her parents and husband Richard J. Duffy, she was predeceased by an infant son, Kevin John, in 1964 as well as her two sisters, Ruth Bechard and Gladys Bechard, and her brother, Ernest Manor.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11a.m. Wednesday, June 5, at St. Patrick's Church in Rouses Point. For those that wish, memorial donations in Bernadette's name may be made to the FitzPatrick Cancer Center in Plattsburgh. We thank the wonderful staff at the FitzPatrick Cancer Center, UVM Health Network-Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital for their effort, support, and compassion.