portrait picture for Dorothy Bunting Duffy

Wake:Sunday, Decemebr 7, from 3 to 6PM at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT.Wake:Wednesday, Decemebr 10, from 3 to 5PM and 7 to 9PM at the Ruck Funeral Home Towson, MD.Mass:Thursday, December 11, at 10:00 AM in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 200 Ware Avenue, Baltimore, MD.Interment:Druid Ridge Cemetery,7900 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD.

Dorothy Bunting Duffy


May 7, 1935 ~ Decemebr 4, 2014

Dorothy Ellen Bunting Duffy, 79 loving wife of Joseph John Duffy, Jr. for 57 years , died peacefully at home in New Canaan, CT on December 4, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

Born May 7, 1935 in Baltimore Maryland, she was the oldest child of the late G. Lloyd and Dorothy Williams Bunting.

Dorothy attended Maryvale High School and Trinity College in Washington, DC. She married her beloved Joe in 1957 and they lived most of their lives in Virginia, first in Falls Church and then in McLean. Dorothy received her Montessori training at The Washington Montessori Institute. She founded, directed and taught at the Ridgemont Montessori School of McLean, VA. She was on the board of Directors of Oakcrest School for more than twenty years. She was a woman of great faith. She loved spending summers in Wellfleet, MA.

In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by her daughter Mary Ellen Kranzlin of New Canaan, five grandchildren, Alex, Kathleen, Lauren, Debra and Sara all of New Canaan, sister Mary Catherine Bunting and brother George (Anne) Bunting of Baltimore, MD.

Friends may call Wednesday from 3:00-5:00 or from 7:00-9:00 at Ruck Funeral Home, 1050 York Road in Towson Maryland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10:00 AM in Immaculate Conception Church, 200 Ware Avenue, Towson, MD. Interment will follow at Druid Ridge Cemetery, 7900 Park Heights Ave. Baltimore.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Oakcrest School, 850 Balls Hill Rd. McLean, VA 22101 or to a charity of the donors’ choosing. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Collins Funeral Home in Norwalk, CT and Ruck Funeral Home in Towson, MD.

  1. Dorothy ,you were a lady of grace. We loved your sense of humor and wittiness.Your spirit will live on in your loving daughter and your
    grandchildren guided by grandpa Joe.You will be missed !
    Warm Wishes to Joe,Mary Ellen,Alex,Kathleen,Lauren,Debra and Sarah
    Nabil & Ulla

    December 6, 2014
    Ulla Atweh -
  • Dorothy,, “Debbie” to those who knew you well, we counted on your prayers before and now we ask you, along with our Blessed Mother, to intercede for all of us before God, our loving Father, when you behold His face!

    December 6, 2014
    pauline.nadeau@gmail.com -
  • Debbie was a sweet soul. one of the kindest and most patient and loving women I have ever met. She was quiet and thought things out before speaking. She so loved her husband, she lived for Mary Ellen and the kids. She reminded me so much of her Mother and I loved them both for what they added to life my and how gracious they were. I feel blessed to have known them all, and I am relieved and blessed to know that they are now together in the face of their savior Jesus Christ, where I pray we will all be someday, with faith in Jesus we will be. See you then Debbie God grant our faith be true and soon will join you too!!!!

    December 11, 2014
    Beverlee Myers -
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