The Rev. Joseph A. Duffey, 87, of Villanova, a retired pastor and former Augustinian provincial, died Friday, Nov. 16, of heart failure at Kindred Hospital Philadelphia-Havertown.
From 1981 to 1990, Father Duffey headed the Province of St. Thomas of Villanova. The province sponsors Augustinian ministries on the East Coast, including those at Villanova University, Merrimack College, two high schools, and more than 15 parishes. Augustinians who are members of the province work with laymen and lay women to staff inner-city ministries in the United States, and missions in Japan and Peru.
From 1990 to 1998, Father Duffey was pastor and then assistant pastor of St. Genevieve Church in Flourtown. Then, for seven years, he assisted with liturgies at Our Mother of Good Counsel Church in Bryn Mawr. He retired to St. Thomas of Villanova Monastery in 2005.