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.