Dolores Durkin

Dolores "Lorrie" Durkin (Blume)

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Dolores ‘Lorrie’ Durkin, 83, a longtime Beacon resident passed away peacefully on March 31, 2019 at her home. She was born on December 29, 1935 in Plainfield, NJ, daughter of the late Harold & Mary (nee Cahill) Blume.

Dolores was a Registered Nurse, having received her Bachelors from Keuka College and then went onto earn her Master’s Degree. During college, she met and fell in love with John Smyth Durkin. On April 12, 1959 at the Church of the Holy Cross in N. Plainfield, NJ, they married, and he predeceased her in February 1971.

Dolores had started her career as a public health nurse; from there she went onto work at Mount St. Mary College and later the Beacon City School, where she worked for 20-years at the Rombout Jr High until retiring.

Dolores was a longtime member of the Beacon Historical Society, and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church; and also belonged to the Mount Gulian Historic Site. Lorrie as she was known by all, enjoyed many things like sewing, quilting and gardening.

Lorrie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John T. and Alison Durkin of Hopewell Jct., and her 3 grandchildren, Taylor, Payton and Carson. She is also survived by her 3 nieces, Marcia Clarke, Dana Miller and Lesley Lauer. She was predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law Shirley and Manuel Ferri.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 from 4-8 pm at the LIBBY FUNERAL HOME, 55 Teller Avenue, Beacon, where a Funeral Service will be held 10am, Friday, April 5th, followed by interment in the Fishkill Rural Cemetery, Fishkill. To offer condolence or a personal message to the family, please visit:
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 4th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, April 4th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Libby Funeral Home
    55 Teller Avenue
    BEACON, NY 12508
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, April 5th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, April 5th, 2019 10:00am
    Libby Funeral Home
    55 Teller Avenue
    BEACON, NY 12508
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev/Fr. Edwin Cromey
  • Interment

    Fishkill Rural Cemetery
    801 U.S. 9
    FISHKILL, NY 12524
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Sharon Watts

Posted at 12:46pm
I got to know Lorrie several years ago, when she shared some of her creative projects with me . . . what a gifted quilter she was! We had some nice conversations. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Diane mosco

Posted at 11:05am
Rest in peace my friend. No more suffering. Yu are with Jesus now. God bless!

Arlene and Edward Newton

Posted at 09:48pm
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Betty Gallio

Posted at 05:31pm
So sorry to hear of Lori's passing. I have known Lori for a number of years and we shared a vacation one year at the shore with Mary and Fran. Rest in Peace from Betty Gallio


Posted at 12:51pm
John and family: I’m so sad to read of your mom’s passing. She was a beautiful lady, inside and out. May God give you comfort knowing she’s finally with your dad. Your neighbor from years ago, Sandy.

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