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Lillian Bandone Duffy
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Obituary for Lillian Bandone Duffy

Lillian (Bandone) Duffy, 90, of Cromwell, wife of the late William H. Duffy, passed away on Monday, September 25, 2017 at Middlesex Hospital. Born in Greenwich Village, NY, she was the daughter of the late William and Helen (Collela) Bandone.

Lillian grew up in Greenwich Village. She married in 1950 and moved to Cromwell where she and her husband raised their five children and she lived for over sixty years. She was a member of First Congregational Church in Cromwell. Lillian worked at Lane Bryant, volunteered at the Belden Library in Cromwell and loved gardening and caring for her cats.

Lillian is survived by four sons, William D. Duffy (Sue) of Tacoma, WA, Wayne T. Duffy of Corpus Christi, TX, Shane M. Duffy (GiGi) of Colchester, CT and Christopher K. Duffy (Michele) of Greensboro, NC; her daughter, Elaine Gayeski (Paul) of Colchester; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Along with her parents and husband, Lillian was predeceased by her brother, Victor Bandone.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lillian’s memory may be made to Middlesex Hospital Weiss Hospice Unit, 28 Crescent Street, Middletown, CT 06457. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit


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