Friday, March 19, 2010
First Year Anniversary of Father Edwin Joseph Duffy's Death
Today is one year since God called my good friend Father Duffy, home. He was called home on St. Joseph's Feast Day. How fitting! Because of my father's passing, I was not able to attend his funeral. I heard there were many priests in attendance that day. I know the homeschoolers were there. He had been our devoted spiritual director for many years.
I cannot pass by his street or think of his beloved St. Pius X Church without thinking of him. He was a wonderful and holy priest with a devilish sense of humor and a twinkle in his blue eyes. He was one of a kind.
If God willing, he is in Heaven right now, I just know is telling his old jokes.
I found his obituary that appeared in the Hawaii Catholic Herald. It was the first time I had read it. Patrick Downes, the editor, did a great job. I hope you take the time to read about this beloved priest.
Father Edwin Duffy, Hawaii’s oldest priest, served diocese 48 years