Annmari Mae Duffy

Annmari Mae Duffy, 54 of Pensacola, Florida, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 13. She was born May 24, 1965 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Patrick and Lois Duffy. Annmari was one of eight children and grew up in West St. Paul, Minnesota.

Annmari attended the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado and graduated as a Second Lieutenant in 1988 with a Behavioral Sciences degree. Annmari continued to serve her country as a Human Factors Engineer at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. While at Eglin, she earned a Masters of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of West Florida. Her military career took her back to the Air Force Academy where she was an instructor in the Behavioral Sciences Department. Annmari concluded her service to the country with the rank of Captain in 1992.

After completing her service in the Air Force, Annmari worked in both Greensboro, North Carolina and Boulder, Colorado as a consultant for training and development firms. She later worked for a global company in the professional development area in the human resources division in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Annmari further pursued her love of education and initiated her coursework toward a PhD in Instructional Design from the University of Northern Colorado. Her life later led her to Grand Rapids, Michigan for a brief period, and she finally settled in Pensacola, Florida for the past 10 years where she was happy to avoid the cold, snowy north.

She loved to reminisce with family and friends and always loved an “adventure.” Friends and family will miss Annmari’s contagious smile and big heart.

Annmari is preceded in death by her parents Patrick and Lois Duffy. She is survived by her seven siblings: Colleen Duffy (Keith Snyder), Patrick (Diana) Duffy, Kathleen (Dan) Sippel, Maureen (Steve) Cerrato, Elieen (Jef) Munger, Maribeth (Dan) Swalve, and Kelly (Rob) Sage; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 5 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 1405 Sibley Memorial Highway, St. Paul, with Father Pete Zalewski celebrant. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. with a memorial mass beginning at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church - Father Jimmy Grebe 9945 Hillview Road, Pensacola, Florida 32514 or Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church – Father Pete Zalewski 624 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32308

"We will always love you Annmari and Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.”

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