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Faye M. Duffy

Faye M. Duffy, 61 of Wilmington passed away peacefully on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Manor Care-Pike Creek surrounded by her family.

Faye was born in Wilmington, the daughter of the late Dorothy (Fisher) and William Morgan.  She graduated from Christiana High School in 1976, where she participated in the French Club and Marching Band.  She graduated from the University of Delaware in 1980 and has been working there in the admissions department for the past 33 years. She was avid fan of University of Delaware sports and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Faye is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jillian and Steve Wiley of Bear; her sisters, Jeanne E. Moore and her husband, Rev. Col. Gary L. Moore, Rtd of Easton, MD and Diane B. Conte of Rehoboth and her partner, Marianne Shields of Wilmington.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 12 Noon at the MEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington, where friends may call after 10 AM.  Burial will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle.

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Submitted by Chris Lucier on
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To Faye’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. I was the VP for Enrollment Management at UD until recently and the admissions office was one of the units in my organization. She was a wonderful person and has made a lasting impact on UD, the State Of Delaware, and the world though the students she help attend that great university. Over the past few years she with a few UD colleagues really built an excellent transfer admissions program, which has helped so many Delaware and out of state students. It was an area that was really lacking until Faye and a few others took charge. Over the past couple years we became closer due to our battles with cancer. In my case it is my wife who suffers from this insidious disease. She has Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer, treatable but incurable. We had exchanged several emails since Faye went on sick leave. I’ve been thinking of her a lot the past couple months and feel terrible I didn’t reach out to her. I am praying for all of you in hopes you find some peace in the many memories. God Bless you all.

Submitted by DonnaMarie Weso... on
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Our heartfelt codolences to Faye's own family and her UD family. As UD VAST members, we had the opportunity to spend time at events with Faye. She always made us feel welcomed and an integral part of helping get the UD Admissions mission out to our own Pittsburgh area young people & their families. God Bless you and deliver you safely to Our Lord God.

Submitted by DonnaMarie Weso... on
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Our heartfelt codolences to Faye's own family and her UD family. As UD VAST members, we had the opportunity to spend time at events with Faye. She always made us feel welcomed and an integral part of helping get the UD Admissions mission out to our own Pittsburgh area young people & their families. God Bless you and deliver you safely to Our Lord God.

Submitted by Cindy Groux on
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May you Rest In Peace sweet friend. You will be missed by many. Our love and deepest sympathy to the family and friends. Cindy and Bob

Submitted by Teresa Clark on
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When I first met Faye, as a new employee of the Admissions Office at UD in 2006, I was drawn to her right away. Her sense of humor, her honesty, and her sincere desire to help people drew me irresistably to her, wanting to be her friend. I saw her cry many times after speaking to a family or prospective student who had suffered a terrible hardship or loss, just reinforcing what I already knew, that she was one of those rare people that could empathize and truly care. I cried with her over the loss of her sweet little granddog, and watched her struggle to be strong through the loss of her precious mother, and others. I listened to the pride so evident in her voice when she would speak of Jillian, love evident in every word. My colleague and I who sit side by side, would talk to her often, and on many subjects. Faye was a genius with history, current events, and so much more. She would hear us chatting and come out to put in her two cents. It often turned funny and had us laughing. I think she could have taken it on the road, she was that funny sometimes. Such an awesome sense of humor. I will never, ever forget Faye. To me, she is an example of the kindness and caring that all of us should have. If we all cared about each other as much as Faye could care about people, the world would be an even more beautiful place. I wish Faye's loved ones and friends a joy of heart that comes with knowing that is back with her mom and other loved ones, feeling well and whole. I can talk the talk about being strong and knowing she is in a better place, but truly my heart is broken for all of us. I miss you, sweet Faye.

Submitted by Lynn Carter on
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To the family- remember all the good times you had with Faye. What a wonderful person! I count myself as one of the lucky people who had the opportunity to work with Faye, and get to know her.

Submitted by Carol Bedgar on
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My thoughts and prayers. I worked with Faye over the years and she was wonderful, helpful and full of joy! May God bring peace to grieving hearts.

Submitted by Tamara Smith on
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I had the pleasure of working as a student under Faye in the 90s at NSO. I have such fond memories of her and that time. When I started working at UD we would run into each other on occasion and catch up as if no time had passed. Although our paths did not cross as often as I would have liked she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Submitted by Marikka Beach on
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Farewell, Faye, dear friend. I will miss you, your genuine you and unique humor. Heartfelt condolences to the family. Marikka Beach

Submitted by Leeann on
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Rest in Paradise faye,Such a rare gem. you will be missed u had such a big impact on the university. Condolences to your family & friends

Submitted by John Burmeister on
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Working with Faye from the professorial side for those 33 years was a true joy. She was a mainstay in making the U of D such a great place to profess! Heartfelt condolences to her loved ones.

Submitted by Theresa DeMatteis on
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Dear Jillian and family, What a great person your mom was! I enjoyed working with Faye while I was a high counselor and she was in UD admissions. A kind, thoughtful person who will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Submitted by Olivia on
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I am truly sorry for your loss. May God give you and your entire family strength and bring you joy and peace that you deserve. The scriptures in Revelation 21:4 gives us encouragement. God promises death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. So we know that all these things that bring pain in our lives will be done away with in the future. Please read them and they will give you strength and hope during this tough time.