Ileen A. Cohen Duffy, 72, of Albany died suddenly on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Albany Medical Center after being stricken at her residence. Ileen was a lifelong Albany resident and was the daughter of the late Sam and Roslyn Hendler Cohen. She was a graduate of the Albany High School, the New York State School of Nursing in Rockland County and the Nyack Community College. Ileen was a registered nurse and had been employed at one time at Albany Medical Center and later the NYS Dept. of Health. Most recently she was employed in the office of Dr. Joanne Van Woert of Slingerlands, NY She was a member of Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany, a life member of the VFW Wigand Post in Albany, the American Legion Zaloga Post also in Albany as well as a life member of Hadassah in Albany
Ileen is survived by her loving husband of 38 years Daniel (Dan) Duffy and her beloved children, Robyn Easton of Delmar, NY and Todd Easton and his wife Deborah Howitt Easton of Sommerville, Massachusetts. Grandmother of Ethan and Emily Kurlander and Simon, Helena and Emmett Easton. She was predeceased last year by her sister, Linda Arna Lippman. She also leaves nieces and nephews.
Services at Congregation Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Road in Albany on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 11:00am. Interment will follow in the Hebrew Tailors Cemetery in Guilderland, NY. Those wishing to remember Ilene in a special way may make a memorial donation to Jewish Coalition for Literacy c/o the United Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, 184 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12203.
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