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Michael F. Duphiney

June 27, 1950 February 23, 2016
Michael F. Duphiney
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Michael F. Duphiney, age 65, of Bridgeport, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2016 in Bridgeport Hospital. Mike was born June 27, 1950 in Waterbury, son of Frederick and Rolande (Cote) Duphiney and had been a Bridgeport resident most of his life.

He was a United States Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War and worked for NAPA Auto Parts. He also was a part time carpenter, welder and jack of all trades. He was always fixing or building something for some one.

Known by his biker friends as "Iron Mike," his passion in life was riding his Guzzi Motorcycle all over the United States and had on many occasions won the "Iron Butt" award for "Furthest Rider" when he rode from Connecticut to Italy, Texas where the Guzzi Conventions were held.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his brother Jimmy Duphiney and his wife Virginia of Monroe; sister, Claudette Howard and her husband Andy of Oxford; brother Bill and his wife Patty of Stratford; longtime companion, Drucinda Moshier; best friend Tom Bailey and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be announced.

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