Audrey Concannon of Garden City, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many passed away at home with family at her side at the age of 89 on Monday January 2, 2023.
She was born in Jackson Heights, NY on February 7, 1933 to the late James and Margaret (McLaughlin). She was the beloved wife to the late Donald Duddy, Hon. John Kingston and Dr. Patrick Concannon.
Audrey was the second of four children growing up in Queens, NY. She was predeceased by her sisters Patricia Kelly of Southborough, MA; Margaret Cullen of Natick, MA and Kathy Cullen of Freehold, NY.
She is survived by her children James Duddy of Wilmington, NC and his wife Dorothy (McGowan) of Wall Twp, NJ, Christine Cartwright and her husband Mac. Grammy to her grandchildren she leaves behind Donald Duddy of Tinton Falls, NJ; Colleen Duddy of Wall Twp, NJ; Jill Cartwright; Lauren Cartwright and her fiancé Jon Schaefer and her great grandson Nathan Cartwright and was loved by her many nieces and nephews.
Audrey graduated from Dominion Commercial in Queens, NY and studied interior design at The New York School of Interior Design. After marrying Donald Duddy, they moved to Stewart Manor, NY and later to Garden City and raised their family. She was involved in all of her children’s school and after school activities and volunteered in numerous church and community programs.
As her family grew Audrey went back to work and launched Audrey Duddy Interiors providing home interior design and purchasing services to her clientele. She then went on to manage the interior design department at Bloomingdale’s Garden City location and launched their shop at home interior design program.
Over the years Audrey took great joy in playing golf and bridge with her friends at The Cherry Valley Club.
The family would like to thank her devoted aides Bernadette Alcaron and Samantha King for their compassionate and comforting care. It also thanks the nurses, doctors and aides from Manhattan Jewish Home Services for their devoted care for her.