Elfie Duffy

Elfie Duffy

Monday, January 19th, 1925 - Saturday, April 4th, 2020
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SUFFIELD – Elfie (Seelenbinder) Duffy, 95, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Suffield House. Born in New York City, daughter of the late Ernest and Lisel (Klungler) Seelenbinder, she lived in Windsor Locks, Enfield and Broad Brook before moving to the Suffield House a few years ago. Elfie retired from State of Connecticut as a Laboratory Medical Technologist Supervisor retiring in 1976. She enjoyed playing the organ and singing. She sang with the Enfield Choralea, the Goldtones, the East Windsor Senior Citizens singing group and was a member of the First Congregational Church of East Windsor where she sang in its choir. Elfie loved spending time with her family, doing her arts and crafts, knitting, and travelling with her late friend, Carol Bielecki. She also enjoyed reading and swimming. Her first husband, Joseph Calanni died in 1965 and her second husband, Francis Duffy died in 1983. She leaves a son and his partner, Chuck J. Calanni and Katherine Leary of Aliso Viejo, CA, a daughter and her husband, Christine and Charles Miller of East Windsor, two grandchildren, Catherine Sebastiao and her husband Nathan of Suffield, Leslie Conly of Texas, and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Mary-Elfy. The burial will be at convenience of the family and Browne Memorial Chapels is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, National Processing Center, Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
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    Veteran's Memorial Cemetery
    East Street
    WINDSOR, CT 06095
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Eileen Parisi

Posted at 08:31pm
My deepest sympathy to you, Chris, and your family. I remember your Mom as always smiling when at your home many years ago. May she Rest In Peace.

Eileen Bateson-Parisi

Janice Jensen

Posted at 12:43pm
I’m sure Elfie will be missed by her family. Sure enjoyed her when she came to Germany and visited with me and my family. Was such a great time. Prayers to Chuck and Christine and their families. 🙏🙏


Posted at 06:06pm
Sending our deepest condolences to you and your family. Elfie was a very special person in Mom's life and I am so glad they found each other and shared the great friendship that they had. They got to travel to so many places through the years from cruises, air travel and countless road trips. We can only imagine the new adventures that Elfie and Carol are planning right now. We will keep you close in our hearts now and in the days to come.

Apologies that my picture came out sideways.

Leslie Conly Posted at 11:55am

Thank you for your kind words. I had the pleasure of meeting Carol several times. She always made me and my mom (Mary-Elfy) laugh. I remember how much my grandma spoke about their fun travels. I am so grateful they met.

Darlene Eichacker Posted at 09:37am

Leslie, I remember your Mom coming to visit and how she spoke of you, her beautiful daughter. I can't imagine how difficult that was for you losing her when you were so young. Such a unexpected and tragic loss. You were in our heartfelt thoughts then and now as you grieve for your Grandmother.

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