Janice Duffy

Obituary of Janice A. Duffy

Jan lived a long and full life devoted to her family and friends.  She lost her beloved husband, George, early in life, and devoted herself to raising her two daughters, Mary and Jo Ann.  She ran the Melrose Lounge, a bar she and her family owned in South Buffalo and worked for Mayor Jimmy Griffin and Senator Bill Stachowski.  However, she made time to travel extensively and took her daughters to Sabres games for several years (back when the Sabres were good).  She had many cherished dogs over the years and also amassed a sizable collection of cow figurines and memorabilia.


Church was a very important part of Jan’s life, and in retirement, she would attend Mass every day, often having breakfast with her friends thereafter.  She also was a ready and willing babysitter for her grandchildren Robert, Sofia, and Anna.  They put a smile on her face and she on theirs.


Jan will always be missed and never forgotten by her family and friends.


Duffy, Janice Ann (nee Zajac) March 12, 2019 of Orchard Park, NY. Beloved wife of the late George T. Duffy; devoted mother of Mary (Robert) Weissflach and JoAnn (Michael) Thomasson; cherished grandmother of Robert and Sofia Weissflach and Anna Thomasson; daughter of the late Anthony and Evelyn (nee Lus) Zajac; loving sister of Gerald (Eugenia) Zajac; dearest aunt of Michael Zajac, Thomas Zajac, and Jodie Cansdale; dear friend of Rita Lus and Ann Collins. Friends received on Tuesday from 4 – 8 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday 10 AM at St. Peter & Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Hamburg, NY. Please assemble at church. Please leave online condolences at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.