Adelle Bianco Duffy
Adelle Bianco Duffy of Glenwood Springs died Monday, March 10, 2003, at Valley View Hospital. She was 89.
She was born May 13, 1913, to Louise Magnani and Joseph Bianco in Meduno, Italy. Her father moved to Colorado with his brothers, and in 1920 she and her mother joined him. They lived on a farm on Four Mile Creek.
She married and was widowed by Tony Mongiat, Harry Davis and Paul Duffy.
She worked for Dr. Burtis Nutting for 13 years.
With her third husband, Paul Duffy, she owned and operated Duffy’s Tavern, now Doc Holliday’s Tavern.
She was a member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, V.F.W. Post No. 3921, the American Legion, the Elks and was a charter member of the Eagles Aerie No. 215.
Mrs. Duffy loved to grow flowers and to crochet, and lived her entire life in the Roaring Fork Valley.
She is survived by daughters and son-in-law Louise and Buckey Arbaney of Glenwood Springs, and Jodel Misner of Phoenix; by brothers and sister-in-law Mike and Stella Bianco of Silt, and Dan Bianco of Clifton; by a sister, Lena Halford of Rifle; by cousins Ann Wilson of Glenwood Springs and Rose Chase of Grand Junction; and by eight grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date.
Farnum Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, c/o Louise Arbaney, 2585 Midland Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.
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