Shirley Durgin (January 20, 1921 - February 28, 2013)

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Shirley Durgin
  • January 20, 1921
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  • February 28, 2013

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Shirley F Durgin, 92, died Thursday, February 28 2013 In New Smyrna Beach, FL. She was born in Beverly, MA on January 20, 1921, daughter of Perley & Glendene Ricker Fillmore. She was the widow of Capt. Ralph Durgin, U.S.A.F. who died in 1958. She attended schools in Beverly, MA until the age of 8 when her family moved to Freeport, ME. Her parents purchased the Roseland Cabins which they owned and operated for 48 years. She graduated from Freeport High School in 1939. Shirley retired from L.L. Bean. During retirement she enjoyed driving, knitting, and working in her flower gardens when not spending time with her beloved family. In later years, her good friend and companion, Leon Cushing moved in with her until he died in 2001. She is survived by three children: a son Stephen Durgin and his wife Blanche Brentzel-Durgin of Oak Hill, FL,  daughter, Diane Briggs and her husband, George of Freeport, ME, and a daughter, Rosanne Durgin and her companion, Frank Vonasek, of Pownal, ME; five grandsons and one granddaughter. She always said, "Thank God for my children". Grandchilden are Scott and Laurie Durgin, Gary and Karie Durgin, Greg Coffin, Tom and Amy Coffin, Robert Coffin and Lisa Randall, great grandchildren Brandon Durgin, Noah Coffin, Delaney Durgin, Dominique Durgin, Chelsea Durgin and Jordan Randall. Step grandchildren Holly Anderson and Michael Briggs and step great grandchildren Trent and Sydney Anderson. She also leaves a dear friend Judy Puiia and many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers Loren and Merton (Bud) Fillmore. Life Celebration will be held in Freeport, ME at a later date. Donations are requested in her memory to First Parish United Church of Christ 40 Main Street Freeport ME 04032 or North Pownal Methodist Church Lawrence Road Pownal ME 04069.  

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  1. Steve says:
    03 Mar 2013
    Mom,I know you know just how I felt about you. I told you that Scott and Gary my two son's turn out very successfull because of your support and help.As did everyone in the family. We all will miss you everyday. I'm sure we will meet again. Hope your still laughing as always. Love Steve

  2. NANCY(COFFIN)TOMPKINS says:
    03 Mar 2013
    SHIRLEY I WILL FOREVER MISS YOU AND OUR TALKS ABOUT LIFE AND BOTH OF OUR PASTS AND CRAZY EXPLOITS...YOU ARE MY IDOL AND I TRY EVERY DAY TO ENJOY LIFE AS YOU DID..THRU YOU I GOT THE SISTER I ALWAYS WANTED AND WILL FOREVER FEEL BLESSED THRU YOU AGAIN TO HAVE MY THREE BOYS TO LOVE AS MY SONS...THRU YOU AGAIN I NOW HAVE MY BELOVED NOAH . IAM TRULY BLESSED TO HAVE HAD YOU IN MY LIFE..GIVE MY MOM A HUG FROM ME AND I KNOW YOUR REGALING EVERYONE WITH STORIES ABOUT ALL OF US YOU LEFT BEHIND...I KNOW YOUR UP THERE NOW DANCING AND HAVING A BALL..NO MORE PAIN.. WILL BE TOGETHER AGAIN SOME DAY AND I,LL HAVE STORIES FOR YOU...KEEP THEM LAUGHING GIRL!!!!!

  3. Ruth Fillmore says:
    02 Mar 2013
    For all of us who knew Shirley-We all share heavy hearts. The loss is great. Her sense of humor and laugter will be greatly missed...and her Banana Cream pies. I love you very much Shirley. Love, Ruth Fillmore

  4. susan says:
    02 Mar 2013
    Gram it was an honor to have you in my life and you will be dearly missed. I LOVE YOU. Susan

  5. greg says:
    02 Mar 2013
    Gram you are missed so much. You are the best gandmother and friend that anyone could ask for. I will miss your smile and that cute little laugh ofyours. Just know that I will see you again one day. I LOVEYOU . Greg

  6. Dan & Tanya Ziegler says:
    02 Mar 2013
    Danny & I always loved to be around Shirley. Her smile and laugh were infectious and she was so much fun. We both know how much you meant to your family and how you will be missed. Your whole family is in our prayers.
    God Bless you all. You were all so lucky to have such a wonderful Mom.

  7. Rosanne Durgin says:
    02 Mar 2013
    Mom Thank you for being my Mom. You were the best Mother anyone could have asked for. I miss you so much. I will see you again one day. All My Love, Rosanne

  8. Diane Briggs says:
    02 Mar 2013
    We have all lost the love and friendship of a great lady. She couldn't have been more loved or appreciated by all who knew her especially her family and close friends. I feel like I've become an orphan this week. George and I will forever have a void in our lives especially each time we come to New Smyrna Beach. How we'll miss watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune with Mom. George loved to tease her and enjoyed turning down her bed every night. Love you forever Mom. George and I will see you again someday.

  9. Tom coffin says:
    02 Mar 2013
    Gram,
    An amazing grandmother and great grandmother.i love you so much and will miss your laugh...so many memories,can't wait to share with Noah as he gets older.right up Til the end,you still said the one thing that makes me laugh.you never wanted to go to bed in fear you may miss something..we miss you so much,love you Tom

  10. Alice Lewis says:
    02 Mar 2013
    Some friends just simply become family. I loved this woman and will be very sad, missing her great sense of humor and the ever present smile!! Miss you!

  11. Lisa Randall says:
    02 Mar 2013
    Miss you Grammy!

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