Guest Book for Joseph F Duda

Provided by Jackman Funeral Home

Posted by: David Prince (son of Julia and Oscar)
Sun December 31, 2017
Dear Duda Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy regarding Joey's passing.  I hope your grief is short and good memories of Joey long-lasting.  I remember Joey well as he greeted cars coming and going through the "Lower Village".  He was a very happy and gentle soul and certainly had a full life.  I'm sure Joey will missed by all who touched his life.  

My deepest condolences,
Dave Prince

Posted by: Jerome Jussaume
Mon January 01, 2018
My condolences to Andrea and the extended Duda family. Joey often accompanied me from the Hayward mill to the end of the sidewalk in Lower Village as I walked to my family's home on Gilboa Street. I think in an early encounter he asked where I was going. I responded that I was going home. That became his greeting to me, "Going home?" Sometimes he would venture another 50 feet or so to the bridge over the Mumford River. If he was really adventurous, Joey would go as far as the intersection of North and Gilboa Streets, but no further. Even at that time, Joey seemed to understand his limits.

Posted by: Stephen Gressak
Tue January 02, 2018
Andrea & family, Sad to hear about your loss. Being neighbors, Joey spent a great deal of time at our place. He loved to stand by my Dad's Chevy, waiting for Dad to come out of the house to greet him. Joey didn't really care too much about having a Chevy for a car. Joey would inform my Dad that he needs to get rid of it and buy something better. I can also recall that he would follow my Dad as he went to work at Hayward Mill. And Joey would stay at the fence looking for my Dad to look out the window. There had to be some connection because it was a ongoing ritual. My Dad always gave him some time and made Joey laugh.