William Joseph Duffy, age 77, of Georgetown, TX, formerly of Wilmington, DE passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 in St. David’s Hospital, Georgetown, TX.
Bill Graduated from Salesianum Catholic High School in 1958. He attended the University of Delaware and completed IBM Computer School in 1962. Mr. Duffy was responsible for mail delivery and was a computer programmer for the DuPont Company, a computer programmer for General Motors and a computer programmer and systems analyst for Burroughs Corp. In all of the U.S. Burroughs Corp, William J. Duffy was chosen as one of twenty-one distinguished employees to participate in a think tank for the development of the original internet. He was also Director of Telecommunications for the Siemens Corp. in Boca Raton, FL.
Bill played basketball and softball for the DuPont Co. He coached Little League Soccer and Basketball in Corral Springs, FL. Bill enjoyed Deep Sea Fishing, Horse Races, playing Pinochle and Chess. He loved music by Neil Diamond, Fleetwood Mac and Celtic Women. He loved to vacation with family in Ocean City, MD, Disney Theme Parks in Orlando and Key West, FL.
Bill is survived by his wife, Suzanne R. Duffy of Georgetown, TX; daughter, Suzanne, “Susie” L. Bacci of Georgtown, TX; son, William A. “Billy” Duffy of Round Rock, TX; daughter-in-law, Theresa Duffy of Round Rock, TX; granddaughter, Casey A. Bacci of Austin, TX; grandsons, Malachi A. Duffy of Corpus Christi, TX, Owen J. Duffy of Round Rock, TX; brother, Tom Duffy and his family of Delaware.
A Funeral Service will be held Monday, July 31, 2017 at 1pm at Brandywine Valley Funeral Care, 412 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809, where friends may visit with the family from 12pm – 1pm. Burial will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Bill’s name to Delaware Humane Association, 701 “A” Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.
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