Carol Jean Duffin

Carol Jean Duffin, of Kemah, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2024 in Webster, Texas at the age of 77.

She was born on July 9, 1946 in San Antonio, Texas to Ethel and Herbert Elster.

Carol loved being a church liturgist. She worked at St. Mary of the Expectation Church in the RCIA program and art and environment for many years. She was involved in music ministry something she passed on to her son. She was a church member for over 50 years. She and her husband, Pat, facilitated adult Bible study classes. Carol was very involved with her faith and enjoyed serving on the church building committee during the construction of the new church. She was also a member of the St. Mary’s Belles. Carol worked with the Archdiocese of Galveston/Houston as art and environment chairperson. She was a member of the League City Historical Society and was involved with the restoration of St. Mary Catholic Church. Carol liked arts and crafts, painting and flower arranging. She enjoyed traveling with her sister, daughter and granddaughter. She was an avid shopper. Carol was devoted to her faith and family.

Carol was predated in death by her parents, Ethel and Herbert Elster, her aunt Harriet Austin and uncle Julius Burkhardt.

Carol is survived by her husband of 57 years, Pat Duffin, her children Beth Scranton (Mike) and Paul Duffin (Catherine), her sister Gail Heaslet of San Antonio, her grandchildren Katy, Ryan and Mark Scranton, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Family will receive friends on Monday, April 22, 2024 at 9:00am with a Rosary at 9:30am followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at 10am at St. Mary of the Expectation Church, 1612 E. Walker, League City, Texas with Father John Rooney presiding.

Interment will take place at South Park Cemetery, 1310 N. Main St., Pearland, Tx.


  1. I am so sorry for your loss! My prayers are with ya’ll all of the family!🙏🙏🙏🙏

    Sandy Skinner
  2. So very sorry for your loss, Beth. Your mom was a lovely person.
    Much love,
    Linda & Stuart Grissom

    Linda & Stuart Grissom
  3. Carol was a beautiful, loving, giving, and joyful person. Whenever something good happened she would immediately say “Thank you, Jesus.” She loved Jesus and her family. She loved doing things for her family. She loved to talk about her children and her grandchildren. We will miss her.

    Kathy Jordan
  4. Very Sorry for your loss.
    Bill Huff.

    Bill Huff
  5. So very sorry to hear this news. Carol was a sweet cousin who always kept in touch. God has a special place for her. Pat, Beth, Paul and family know y’all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Rodney & Sheila Elster

    Sheila elster

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