Ann T. Reddington Duffy

  • Born: March 8, 1936
  • Died: February 24, 2019
  • Location: Venice, Florida

Pelham Funeral Home

64 Lincoln Ave
Pelham, NY 10803

Tel. (914) 738-1060

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mickey's pleasures were simple, good friends and family; talking and discussing politics, religion and movies;

Ann T. Reddington Duffy passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, February 24th in Venice, FL. Ann was born in New York City on March 8th, 1936 to Florence and Thomas Reddington. The middle child of three, Ann was nicknamed "Mickey" early on by her father and the name stuck. Mickey grew up with New York City as her playground. She attended Holy Cross Grammar school where she learned a deep love for her religion and those who taught her. Her pastor, Msgr. Joseph A. McCaffrey, would become like a second father to her and lifelong example. On weekends she would often take her younger brother to movies. Her love of movies was formed early and was profound. Mickey's knowledge of movies and actors was unparalleled. When not at the movies she could be found running and playing with friends on the West Side of Manhattan. From life in Hell's Kitchen to dances at the Hudson Guild, Mickey enjoyed her childhood. She would marry Harry Billings and settle in Chelsea. She would have three children and raise them, eventually returning to work as they grew. Escaping from the City every summer Mickey would take her children to Rockaway Beach where she enjoyed long days by the ocean.

Mickey's pleasures were simple, good friends and family; talking and discussing politics, religion and movies; a good meal out and a "good" drink. She would eventually re-marry Gene Duffy and the pair enjoyed good times until his death in 1982.

Mickey's most valued relationship was with her beloved mother. Constant companions, mother-daughter, friends and family, her mother, Florence, was her idol and example. The death of her mother in 1992 was a loss that Mickey would never fully recover from. She kept the loving memory of her mother close to her heart with the dear hope of seeing her again one day. She prayed the rosary every day and never missed completing her prayers. All her prayers, however, would have to be done by the time her favorite show, Judge Judy, came on TV. This show reminded her of her beloved New York City which she had left in 2002 when she moved to Venice, FL. Mickey would like to be remembered as a dyed in the wool New Yorker, and her mother's daughter.

Mickey is survived by her three children William (Jeanne) Billings, Theresa (Richard) Angley, and Joan (Paul) Brisson. She will be lovingly missed by her beloved grandchildren: Andrew Billings, Flynn and Erin Angley, Timothy and Abigail Brisson. She will be remembered by her loving brother Thomas Reddington Jr.

Calling hours will be at Pelham Funeral Home, 64 Lincoln Ave, Pelham NY on Friday, March 1st from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, March 2nd at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 559 Pelham Manor Road, Pelham Manor, NY. Burial will follow the Mass at Calvary Cemetery, Queens, NY.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Rest in Peace ,Mickey ! Relax now with a cooling cocktail with Mom on your Heavenly porch at Long Gone Gull Court !Save me hiding spot !

Posted by Richard Bagley - New York, NY - Family Friend   February 28, 2019

I love my Aunt Mickey...she made you want to be in her light...except when she was being stubborn and you just wanted her to do the things she "should do" to make her life easier ! She had the Irish gift of gab...could talk movies and city streets and family all day...I heard tales of Rheingold Alley in the Rockaways, Camp Broadway and the awful summer bugs upstate in Goshen, Tim and his trip to France, the Dispensary that Nanny took her to because Sister Lucille didn't want her writing with her left hand, the elevator operator motioning to her because Tyrone Power was sharing the ride with much life, so many stories, such a sharp memory, such a big part of my life growing up...You are loved, missed and remembered...God Bess you, Aunt Mickey...until we meet again...Jeanne Reddington Lloyd

Posted by Jeanne Lloyd - kingston, NY - Family   February 28, 2019

This is such a lovely, loving obituary, Joan. My condolences to you, Billy and Terry. With love, Kay.

Posted by Kay Wosewick - Milwaukee, WI - Family Friend   February 27, 2019

A wonderful women, I will always have such fond memories of Mickey and her Mom. Wonderful women who were always so kind to us kids. God bless her, and her beautiful family.

Posted by Roy Muraskiewicz - New York, NY - Family Friend   February 26, 2019

My prayers go out to the whole family May Ann Rest In Peace

Posted by Dennis Sheldrick - New York, NY - Family Friend   February 26, 2019

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