Lillian Esther Sharp Duffus

October 14, 1927 - February 10, 2022
Lillian Esther Sharp Duffus


Lillian Esther Sharp Duffus passed away in her sleep at 2:08 am on February 10, 2022 at Trinity Grove in Wilmington, NC. She was 94 years old. Born in Schenectady, NY to Daisy Vandenberg Sharp and Lester Peter Sharp. She was raised on the family farm located on the corner of Rock Hill Road and New Salem South Road in New Salem, NY at the base of her beloved Heldeberg mountains. For sixty years she lived with her Husband in Huntington Station, NY where she raised her family, before moving to Hampstead, NC and finally Trinity Grove in Wilmington, NC.

She is preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband of 60 years John Howard Duffus,Jr. Her brothers in law Edwin Wood and Hollis Stedman, her niece Jennifer Brennan and her grand nephew Sam Bracci.

She is survived by her daughters Susan Margret Duffus LoRusso and her husband Phillip Kelly. Anne Elizabeth Duffus, DVM and her wife Suzannne Terrant, DVM, her sisters Evelyn Lois Sharp Wood, Diane Sharp Stedman, her brother Lester Sharp, her beloved grandchildren, Jessica Canady and her husband Rich Ruehle, Joseph LoRusso, Yared Terrant, Hassan Terrant, Susan Terrant Byrd and her husband Eric Byrd, great grandson Dylan Canady and 9 nieces and nephews and their spouses, 18 grand nieces and nephews and 7 great grand nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Hampstead United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at 11am. There will be a visitation and reception immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Trinity Grove or Lower Cape Fear Lifecare, both of Wilmington NC.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

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