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Duane "Mack" Brophy
December 28, 1934 - July 8, 2018


Duane "Mack" Brophy
Dec 28, 1934 - Jul 8, 2018

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Duane "Mack" Brophy, age 83, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018. He was born on December 28, 1934 in Milwaukee to Duane H. and Margaret (Mack) Brophy. He dedicated 36 years of service to his country as part of the Army National Guard. Through the National Guard, he helped in establishing the "The Friend in the Sky" emergency response program where National Guard helicopter pilots flew doctors and nurses to emergency scenes on state roadways on summer holiday weekends.

Mack (N9NTB) was active in the 4 Lakes Amateur Radio Club. After retiring, he volunteered for many years at Wisconsin Emergency Management.

He was a lover of all animals but especially cats. Mack would also never turn down a good game of cards, and sheepshead was one of his favorites.

Mack is survived by his wife Fran; children Margaret Brophy, John (Mary Oliverio) Brophy, Anne (Diane Steele) Brophy; grandson Devon Durand; siblings Mary (Phil) Rebensburg, James Brophy, Barbara (Patrick) Conway, and David (Pat) Brophy; and many other relatives and dear friends.

Private services will be held. Memorials in Mack's name may be considered to Agrace HospiceCare, the Dane County Humane Society, or an Alzheimer's association of choosing.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Hyland Crossing and Agrace HospiceCare for all their care and compassion for Mack during his stays.

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kathy weisman on Jul 13, 2018

Fran, Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Kathy and Jim Weisman

Bonnie Laviron on Jul 12, 2018

Francoise and family, please accept my sincere condolences.
Bonnie Laviron

Kathy Serrahn on Jul 11, 2018

So sorry for your loss, prayers for you and your family.
Bob and Kathy Serrahn

Polly Brunton-Murphy on Jul 10, 2018

Margaret, I am sorry for your loss.

Polly Brunton-Murphy

Marian Steele on Jul 10, 2018

My prayers and sympathy to you Fran and all the family.
Marian Steele

Dawn Morris on Jul 10, 2018

When I started at Wisconsin Emergency Management it took me a while to figure out Mack was a volunteer because he was here as much as the rest of us. To me, this shows what a giving person he was. He was very passionate about amateur radio and was the best at what he did and it showed. My deepest sympathies to Mack's family.

Lori Getter on Jul 10, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear about Mack! Mack was volunteering at WI Emergency Management when I started in 1997. I enjoyed working with him in the EOC. WEM was his second home! We also shared our love of animals and he would talk about his cats. He was a special person!



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