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James F. Duff

Duff, James Francis (Jimmy), 67 of Chicago, loving husband of Wendy (Christian) Duff passed away peacefully April 7, 2024.  Jim battled his cancer bravely for several years.

He spent 40+ years in the financial industry at both CBOE and CBOT. He finished his career with Macquarie Worldwide. Jim enjoyed spending time with his many friends and his family. With his big heart, he always had a smile and laugh for everyone. He was a devoted Chicago sports fan, but especially the White Sox and Bears.

Jim loved his big Duff family; his late parents John & Catherine Duff; his siblings the late John Duff, Kathy Duff, Tom (Pam) Duff, the late Susan Duff, Anne (Bob) Dorneker, Margaret (Will) Walsh, Mary (Jim) Arey, Patty (Bob) Marino and Robert Duff. He also loved his extended Christian family; his in-laws the late George & Betty Christian and Laura Christian, Linda (Dennis) Miller, Doug (Ginny) Christian and Brad Christian. Jim was also a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.

All are welcome to a Celebration of Life on Sunday, April 21st from 12:00 – 4:00 PM at La Villa Restaurant, 3638 N. Pulaski, Chicago.

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Celebration of Life
La Villa Restaurant
3638 N. Pulaski

Sunday, April 21 from 12:00 – 4:00 PM

This post has 3 comments
Mary Pat Densmore
15 Apr 2024

Jimmy was a friend to all. He will be missed 😢.

15 Apr 2024

Sorry to all of you on the loss of your brother Jim.
May he rest in peace.
God bless you all .

Mary N.
14 May 2024

Jimmy, you weren’t without Wendy for long… two were inseparable in life and death.
She comes to be with you now. God bless you both. You will be missed by many.


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