Jim died on June 5, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was born in Baltimore, MD, the only son of James and Helen Duffy. When he was one year old, he and his mother moved to Saint Paul, MN where he grew up and was raised by his mother and his grandparents John Patrick and Matilda Donovan. Jim attended the University of Minnesota and worked there his entire career. He spent many years running the bookstore operation at the University. Jim was passionate about playing, coaching and watching sports. He also loved to travel, read and spend time with his grandchildren. Survived by wife of 54 years, Dona, children John Patrick (wife Kristi), Mary Ellen (husband David) and grandchildren James Patrick, Kevin Patrick and Colleen Elizabeth. Visitation at Roseville Memorial Chapel on June 9th from 4:00 to 7:30, funeral at noon on June 10th at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (835 2nd Ave NW New Brighton) with visitation one hour prior to service. Memorials preferred to Lyngblomsten Foundation, Heritage Apartments.