Rev. Thomas J. Duffy, Jr.
1933 - 2021
Reverend Thomas J. Duffy, Pastor Emeritus, Saint Clare Parish, Linfield, died on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
Father Duffy, was born on October 12, 1933, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was the son of the late Thomas J. Duffy and Eleanor V. Haley. Father Duffy attended Saint Barbara Parochial School, Philadelphia. and was a proud graduate of Saint Joseph Preparatory High School and St. Joseph University in Philadelphia, before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Father Duffy was ordained on May 21, 1966 at The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia by Most Reverend John J. Krol . Father Duffy served as Parochial Vicar, Saint Joseph Parish, Warrington; Holy Spirit Parish, Sharon Hill; Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Secane; Saint Frances Cabrini Parish, Fairless Hills; Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Doylestown; Stella Maris Parish, Philadelphia and Saint Leo Parish, Philadelphia. He served as Parochial Administrator at Sacred Heart Parish, Royersford and Saint Clare Parish, Linfield. In 1996, Father Duffy was appointed Pastor of Saint Clare Parish, Linfield and named Pastor Emeritus in 2003. He also served as Senior Priest at Saint Helena Parish, Blue Bell from 2003-2008.
Reception of the Body will be held on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 9:45 AM at Saint Helena Church, 1489 DeKalb Pike, BIue Bell, PA followed by Father's viewing from 10:00-11:00 AM. Most Reverend Edward M. Deliman will be the Principal Celebrant for the Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM. Concelebrating will be Reverend Monsignor Joseph J. Nicolo, and Reverend Monsignor Francis A. Carbine will be the homilist. lnterment will be Private.