In Loving Memory......
Michael M. Duffy
15 great years of service to the
Daley Murphy Wisch & Associates
2355 Cranston Road
Beloit, WI 53511
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MICHAEL M. DUFFY
Michael M. Duffy, 68, Mayor of South Beloit, IL died unexpectedly Friday, June 20, 2014 in his home.
He was born April 10, 1946 in Pontiac, IL the son of Martin and Helen (Clark) Duffy. Michael was a graduate of Pontiac Township High School, Pontiac, IL. He went on to receive his degrees from Illinois State Universityand the University of Illinois. Michael was a Vietnam veteran who served in the United States Air Force. He married Lori Olson-Coolidge on June 29, 2001 in St. Peter Catholic Church, South Beloit, IL.
Michael was the former Superintendent of Schools for the South Beloit School District # 320 and was currently the Superintendent of Schools for the Durand School District # 322.
He was on the board of directors for Rock Energy Co-op and a board member of the Stateline Boys and Girls Club as well as many other organizations. Michael was also a member of the South Beloit American LegionHoltz-Hirst Post #288, South Beloit Businessman's Association, Beloit 20/20 Club, Northern Illinois Rotary Club, Illinois Municipal League, Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce, Northern Illinois Mayors Association, Greater Rockford Economics Development Groups, South Beloit Health Advisory Committee, and Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lori Duffy of South Beloit, IL; children, Erin (Michael) Duffy Jensen of Normal, IL, Megan Duffy of Benson, IL, Ryan Duffy of Rockford, IL, Cyle Coolidge of Rockford, IL and Kelsey (Andrew) Mix of Grovetown, GA; granddaughter, McKenna Jensen; brother, Paul (Carol) Duffy of Dana, IL; sister, Ann Duffy of Rockford, IL; sisters in law, Patty Duffy of Bloomington, IL and Lisa Kilmer of Verona, WI; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, brother, Roger Duffy, and brother in law, Michael Kilmer
A special tribute service in honor of Michael will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2014 followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 2222 Shopiere Road, Beloit,WI 53511. Visitation will be with the family present from 4 to 8 p.m. in the South Beloit High School Auditorium, 245 Prairie Hill Rd. South Beloit, IL. Daley Murphy Wisch & Associates Funeral Home and Crematorium, 2355 Cranston Road, Beloit, WI assisted the family with the arrangements.
Memorials may be given in Michael's name towards a scholarship fund that will be established at a later date.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.daleymurphywisch.com.