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Christopher Michael Duffy
Age: 23
Occupation: Assistant Trader
Worked for: Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
Originally from:
Resided in: Crestwood, NY
School: Fordham Prep
College: Villanova University '00
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As a Villanova Alumna, my heart aches for the family of Christopher Duffy. I extend my deepest prayers and sympathy for your tremendous loss. May God be with you.
-- Christina Coulson, C&F '95 ()
09 Nov 2001

From NY Times Dec 15, 2001

'Christopher M. Duffy: Nice Suits, Hawaiian Shirts'

Christopher M. Duffy was determined. At 160 pounds, he was the fullback on his high school football team. He was captain of his lacrosse team and spent a good part of his time on the field knocking other players down.

But when his two brothers, one older and one younger, both grew to over 6 feet tall and Mr. Duffy stopped at 5-foot-10, he decided he just was not big enough. So he made up for it with muscle. "Chris was the most ferocious of the three of them," said John Duffy, Chris's father.

Chris Duffy was known for his weekend "Duff Jam" parties in high school. When his parents went away, Mr. Duffy and his friends would play. "They covered their tracks," said his father. "But over the years we learned about the extent of the parties."

Mr. Duffy, 23, started working at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, where his father is president, as an assistant equity trader after graduating from Villanova in 2000. His sister Kara said her brother was a smart dresser, loving to shop at stores like Hugo Boss. Still, outside the office he was often seen in flip-flops and a Hawaiian shirt. His 12 closest friends, who were honorary pallbearers at his memorial service, wore suits -- and flip-flops.
-- Anon (Friend { })
21 Dec 2001

I had the privilege of meeting Christopher at Irish America magazine's Wall Street 50 event which honored his dad over the past few years and Chris was always there by his dad's side to congratulate him on his achievements.

Chris' family will be remembered in my prayers daily and I ask all who read this to take a few minutes to say a prayer that God will give them the comfort and strength they will need to survive the loss of their son & brother.
-- Trish Daly (Friend {})
21 Jan 2002

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