Re­becca Lynn Duffy

Cecil Whig - - OPINION -

Re­becca Lynn (Pep­per) Duffy, a long-time res­i­dent of Elk­ton, MD, passed away Fri­day mor n i n g , Septem­ber 23, 2016 at her home in Elk­ton, fol­low­ing a nearly twoyear fight with breast cancer.

Born Novem­ber 2, 1949 in Rhinelander, WI, she moved with her fam­ily to the Wilm­ing­ton, DE, area where she was raised. Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from Brandy­wine High School and Univer­sity of Delaware where she ob­tained a Bach­e­lor’s de­gree in El­e­men­tary Ed­u­ca­tion, Becky be­gan her teach­ing ca­reer with the Ce­cil County Pub­lic School sys­tem. Later fin­ish­ing a Mas­ter’s de­gree at UD, she taught for 30 years with CCPS, teach­ing sec­ond graders for the vast ma­jor­ity of her ca­reer. Fol­low­ing her re­tire­ment from the school sys­tem, Becky spent time work­ing for the Dance Sta­tion as well as vol­un­teer­ing with the Ce­cil Dance Theatre.

Becky loved read­ing, es­pe­cially his­tor­i­cal fic­tion fo­cus­ing on the Civil War time pe­riod. She also en­joyed jig­saw puzzles, do­ing counted crossstitch, knit­ting, caring for her cats and fish, and play­ing games on her iPad. Serv­ing as the his­to­rian for her fam­ily, Becky snapped and cat­a­loged nu­mer­ous pho­to­graphs as well as spent sig­nif­i­cant time dig­ging deep into her fam­ily tree – some­thing she greatly en­joyed. A fan­tas­tic wife and mother, the love and care that she con­sis­tently and con­stantly showed her fam­ily – many times in small ways – will con­tinue to be a tremen­dous legacy to Becky.

She is pre­de­ceased by her fa­ther, Everett A. Pep­per, mother, Ber­nadette L. Pep­per, and two broth­ers, Richard Paul Pep­per and Robert James Pep­per.

Becky is sur­vived by her hus­band of 37 years, Thomas Duffy, and her two grown chil­dren, Brent and Ali­son Duffy. Brent and his wife Natalie, re­side in Penn­syl­va­nia with Becky’s new­est loves, her 15-month-old­grand­daugh­ters Cameron and Alivia Duffy.

In an ef­fort to both ex­tend a “thank you” as well as con­tinue the joy that Becky found in read­ing, memo­rial gifts can be made to the Ce­cil County Pub­lic Li­brary in care of Lee A. Pat­ter­son & Son Fu­neral Home, P.A., P.O. Box 766, Per­ryville, MD 21903-0766.

A view­ing is sched­uled for Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 28, 2016, 6 PM un­til 9 PM, at Trin­ity United Methodist Church, 450 Third St., Ch­e­sa­peake City, MD 21915. The fu­neral ser­vice is be­ing held Thurs­day, Septem­ber 29, 2016, 11 AM, at the Lee A. Pat­ter­son & Son Fu­neral Home, P.A., Per­ryville, MD, fol­lowed by in­ter­ment in North East Methodist Ceme­tery, North East, MD.

Ar­range­ments By Lee A. Pat­ter­son & Son Fu­neral Home, P.A., Per­ryville, MD

www.pat­ter­son­fu­ner­al­home md.com to his par­ents he was pre­de­ceased by his broth­ers, Al­bert John­son and Dr. Ju­lian John­son.

A vis­i­ta­tion will be held at the Tar­ring-Cargo Fu­neral Home on Tues­day morn­ing, Septem­ber 27 from 10:0012:00 im­me­di­ately fol­lowed by the fu­neral ser­vice begin­ning at 12:00 PM. The Rev­erend Harold Hub­ble will be officiating. In­ter­ment will be at Baker’s ceme­tery.

On­line con­do­lences may be left for the fam­ily at www.tar­ring­cargo.com.

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