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Beloved Veterinarian Dr. Pamela Duddy Dies at Age 47

Dr. Duddy passed away on Friday after a long battle with lung cancer. Duddy worked as a veterinarian at Fanwood Animal Hospital for over 15 years

Beloved local veterinarian and loyal friend, Dr. Pamela Duddy, of North Plainfield, passed away on Friday, April 13 of lung cancer. She was 47.

Dr. Duddy served animal lovers in this community for over 15 years as a veterinarian at , becoming the owner of the practice in 2008. Duddy was an active volunteer at numerous rabies clinics and animal shelters. She also volunteered at the Make-A-Wish foundation.

Duddy graduated Valedictorian from Mount Saint Mary’s Academy in 1983 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in 1987. She graduated from the Cornell School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991.

Dr. Duddy passed away in the Scotch Plains home of Peggy Coloney. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Eunice (nee Scullion) Duddy. She is survived by an amazing circle of friends, her three sisters; Marianne (Becky) Duddy – Burke, Eileen Zimmerman, and Joanne Duddy, her five nieces Nicole Duddy, Emily Duddy-Burke, Rebecca Zimmerman, Fini Duddy-Burke, and Jessica Zimmerman, as well as her Great Aunt and Godmother, Anne Scullion.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17 at Mount St. Mary’s Chapel located at 1643 Route 22 West and Terrill Road in Watchung. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, April 16 at the at 1937 Westfield Avenue in Scotch Plains, across from Quick Chek.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, S.A.R.A. (Shelter Animal Rescue Alliance), Heifer International, or the Pacific Whale Foundation.

SPfamily April 16, 2012 at 05:29 PM
I echo everything that has already been said. From the minute I met Dr. Duddy I knew my dog was in good hands. When a situation arrived in her office, and our dog had to be re vaccinated, I knew that the information I received from her, was accurate, proper, and the right decision. She handled the situation perfectly and earned my immediate respect. To her family, thank you for sharing your treasured family member with us. We wish you much peace and consolation ahead.
Susan Iaccarino April 17, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Sue Iaccarino Everyone has already said what I would have chosen to say about Dr. Duddy. What I will remember most was the big hugs she gave one of my kitties as we were leaving. She said, "I want them to think of this as a good place to come." It was for both me and my kitty. May she now rest in a good place, as well.
Marianne Duddy-Burke April 21, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Thanks to all of you for these wonderful tributes to Pam. She was a truly extraordinary person, and it has meant so much to us all to know how her clients appreciated her gifts and commitment. We loved meeting so many of you in person during the visiting hours and her funeral Mass, and hearing your version of stories we'd heard from Pam. Her life and her goodness touched so many! We miss her very, very much.
Emily Everson April 21, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Thank you, Marianne. On behalf of all of us here at Patch, I am so very sorry for your loss.
Jill Rudyk June 29, 2012 at 01:34 PM
I just found out about Dr. Duddy's passing. I am very sad to her that she passed. It comforts my heart to know that she is with all the animals in heaven now, including my beloved dog Lybbie, who received exceptional care from Dr. Duddy. Dr. Duddy was a gifted veterinarian, with a loving soul for both humans and animals. Rest-in-peace Dr. Duddy. You are missed.

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