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Danny Did.

Mary Duffy


Mary Duffy has been a proud neighbor of the Stanton family for many years.  However, this relationship grew from neighbors to dear friends when her sons Brenden and Charlie began to play sports with the Stanton children.  Danny Stanton and his siblings became buddies with her boys at the ballpark while Mary and her husband, Joe, developed their own friendship with Mike and Mariann on the sidelines.  Mary says it did not take long for her to figure out what others already knew: Danny and his family are people that you want in your life.

Mary is married to a Chicago firefighter and lives in Edgebrook on the northwest side of Chicago.  She earned her Bachelor’s of Science at Northern Illinois University and her Master’s in Human Resources and Industrial Relations at Loyola University in Chicago.  Mary has over 15 years of experience in Human Resources for large, international companies and was most recently employed at Pearson VUE, a leading provider of computer-based testing solutions.

Extremely active in community service, Mary is dedicated to the fundraising efforts for Edgebrook Elementary, where her children attend school with Johnny and Mary Grace Stanton. She is a Chairperson for the school’s annual Spring Fling event, which raises more than $80,000 each year. Mary also lends her time as a Class Room Mom, and she volunteers for the Posse Foundation and for JumpStart’s Read For The Record program. Mary considers it an honor to serve the Danny Did Foundation, and the Stanton family is most grateful not only for her friendship, but also for the wonderful buddy that Charlie Duffy was to Danny.

Mary can be reached at

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