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Michael Joseph Duffy
Age: 29
Occupation: Broker
Worked for: Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
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Resided in: Huntington, NY
School: St. Anthony's High School, Huntington
College: Manhattan College '93
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From NY Times Dec 28, 2001
'Michael Duffy: Often the Best Man'

Michael Duffy loved Dickens, a yellow Labrador who had been a Christmas puppy. But best friend? There the dog would have some competition. Mr. Duffy's big brother, for one. His little sister, too. Any of a dozen inseparable schoolmates from St. Anthony's High in Huntington, on Long Island.
He could have slept in a tuxedo, as often as he was asked to be in a wedding party. Last year he was in five. Truth is, says his sister, Mary Kay Duffy, if not for his friends' brothers, he might have been best man in each. He was best man at the wedding of his brother, John, who says, "I can honestly say that many of the best days of my life had been spent with Michael."

He tended to invite seven or eight friends to make up one golf foursome. But he was always "expanding the group rather than eliminating," says John Duffy. His refrain was, "Who's got it better than us?"

Ms. Duffy recalls a soulful, athletic, protective brother who "used to break my girlfriends' hearts." She says, "A running joke was that Michael could always date my girlfriends but I couldn't date his guy friends." Michael Duffy, who joined Keefe, Bruyette & Woods as a bond salesman in August, was a week shy of 30.

Four years ago, Dickens's best Christmases were past. Old, ill and in pain, the family pet needed only that last trip to the vet. Michael Duffy made the trip on his own. He kept the dog's collar over his bedpost.
-- Anon (Friend { })
04 Feb 2002

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