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Parishioner Willa Jean (Foster) Duffy Passes Away

Willa Jean (Foster) Duffy, 80, loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother, of New Albany, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. She retired from New Albany-Floyd County School Corporation after over 30 years of employment and was a long-time member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Willa enjoyed reading and spending time with her family. She was upbeat, positive and always there for others with a smile on her face.

She was born on January 30, 1941 in Paoli, Indiana to Milburn and Marcella (Taylor) Foster. In addition to her parents, Willa was preceded in death by her daughter, Kimbra Bowman; and siblings, Nathalea Scholnick, Ora Fulks and Skip Foster.

Willa is survived by her husband of 60 years, Louis "Tony" Duffy; children, Louis "Tony" Duffy, Jr. (Janene), Kris Hirsch (Steve); siblings, Donna Wisman, Claudia Morgan, Scot Foster; grandchildren that lovingly knew her as "Widdie" - Adam Bowman, Cassie Floyd (Josh), Tyler Hirsch (Lauren), Drew Hirsch, Claire Hirsch (fiancée, Sam), Lindsay Duffy (fiancée, DJ), Miranda Duffy (fiancée, Isaac), Brooklyn Duffy; and great-grandchildren, Calvin, Louis, Maddox and Avery.

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany) and on Thursday after 9:00 a.m. Her funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at Holy Family Catholic Church (129 W. Daisy Lane, New Albany) with burial to follow at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in New Albany.

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Please pray for Willa's soul and for her family during this time.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let your perpetual light shine upon him.
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


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