Rebecca Lynn Duffy
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 cross-stitch, 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.