In memory of
M. Ellen Duffey
M. Ellen Duffey, 72, of Lemoyne, passed away on March 12, 2019 at UPMC Pinnacle Hospital from sepsis. Born in Hagerstown, MD on December 29, 1946, she was daughter of the late Richard and Margaret (Roddy) Duffey. Ellen was proud of her long career with the Defense Logistics Agency of New Cumberland, PA and retired in 2006. A graduate of North Hagerstown High School, Ellen also attended Hagerstown Junior College and Hagerstown Business School. She was a faithful member of the Cathedral Parish of Saint Patrick in Harrisburg. Ellen enjoyed reading and loved animals, especially the late Miss Charlotte. Kind soul that she was, she fed the birds, squirrels, and stray felines on the patio. Those who knew Ellen will always remember her dry wit, her warm blue eyes, and her courage despite the difficulties life threw her way. Ellen is survived by her close friend, roommate and caregiver Pam Pond; step-mother Brenda Duffey-Miles and husband Vernon Miles; and many friends who loved her. Ellen is predeceased by her uncle and aunt, John and Gladys Strauss, who raised her. Viewing will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Monday, March 18, 2019 at the Hetrick-Bitner Funeral Home, 3125 Walnut St., Harrisburg, 17109 with a prayer service at 7:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, 212 State St, Harrisburg, PA 17101. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD. Relatives and friends are invited to share memories and condolences at BitnerCares.com . In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her church.
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Mass of Christian Burial
Cathedral of Saint Patrick
212 State St, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Prayer Service & Viewing
Hetrick-Bitner Funeral Home, Inc.
3125 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, PA 17109