Terri J. Duffy (nee Cantwell)

Jan. 20, 1969 – Jan. 31, 2014


Terri J. Duffy (nee Cantwell), 45, of Eagle, peacefully passed away on Friday, January 31, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. The world lost one of the most caring, loving and beautiful souls with her passing.

Terri courageously fought breast cancer with strength and perseverance. She is an inspiration to anyone lucky enough to have met her and is a role model that embodies all the best attributes in a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend.

She leaves behind her loving husband, best friend and soul mate, John, of 23 years. She was the proud and devoted mother of Justin, Jason, Jacob and Jenna; dear daughter of Tim and Lynn Cantwell; beloved sister of Todd (Diane) Cantwell, Tyler (Erika) Cantwell and Terina (Todd) Daniel; daughter-inlaw of James and Jean Duffy; sister-in-Law of Jim (Peggy) Duffy, Joe (Melanie) Duffy, Bob (Beth) Duffy and Tom (Sarah) Duffy. She is further survived by many wonderful aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives, many friends, and her beloved dogs.

Terri was born January 20, 1969. She graduated from Oconomowoc High School in 1987 and attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She graduated from the police academy and worked as a police officer for the Eagle Police Department.

She used her position to positively affect the lives of people in the community while touching many throughout the years.

Terri always went out of her way to help others. She loved to spend time with her children while helping and watching them in their endeavors. The family sincerely appreciates all the support and prayers from family and friends. We would like to thank everyone at ProHealth Care Cancer Center and Waukesha Memorial Hospital, including the many doctors and nurses for their relentless care and support.

A memorial gathering will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday, February 6, at Church and Chapel, 380 Bluemound Road, Waukesha (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha. A celebration of Terri’s life will be at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the family.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home in Waukesha is serving the family. For more information, call 827-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.