Gone but never forgotten. My second mother. Always smiling and laughing - so much fun to be around. Yes, I pretty much lived at her house for most of my formative years and will never forget all of the great times spent there with mom and grand-mom (Granny). How I loved those ladies. The most down to earth people you will ever meet. Chris and Lorraine (and all family members) have been through so much these past few months. I only wish I could have shouldered some of your pain and grief. You are all my FAMILY!!! I often think of Granny and Durk and now Pat too. You raised the best family ever and I will never forget you. Until we meet again.
Jamie and Ellen Gioia
It is with sadness that we learned today of the passing of Mrs. Patricia Durkin. I’ve known her son Chris going all the way back to the good, old days spent at Broadview Junior High School (50 years).
Mrs. Durkin was always kind and welcoming to me whenever I was a guest in her home. Down through the many intervening years, whenever I saw her, she shared a warm smile, a friendly greeting, and a cheerful disposition. She was the quintessential “Mom”.
Chris, you are a lucky guy to have had such a great and caring mother. It was obvious to me that she was so proud of her boy and loved him very much.
Please accept Laurie’s and my condolences. May you be comforted by many happy memories.
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