Donald Durkee

Donald Durkee

Friday, May 29th, 1931 - Monday, March 25th, 2019
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Donald Durkee, 87, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2019, at Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on May 29, 1931, in Hudson Falls, he was the son of the late Alfred and Lillian (Nichols) Durkee.

Don graduated from Argyle Central High School in 1949. He was a lifelong member of the Argyle Methodist Church.

On May 21, 1955, Don married the love of his life Elaine Hughes in St. Joseph’s Church in Greenwich.

Don spent his entire life loving to work on his family farm with his father and eventually his son in Argyle, Durkee Farm. He also enjoyed playing sports in his earlier years and later watching them. Don loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory include his wife of 63 years, Elaine; his children, Martin Durkee, Marilyn Ellis and her husband, Tim; his grandchildren, Justin Durkee and his wife, Jammie, Michelle Austin and her husband, Scott and Beth Ellis; his great-grandchildren, Olivia, Jake, Andrew and Brooke; his sister-in-law, Anna Bristol; two nieces, one nephew and many cousins.

At Don’s request there will be no calling hours.

A Funeral Service will be conducted at 11am on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 123 Main Street, Argyle, NY 12809.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations in Don’s memory can be made to J.A. Barkley Hose Company NO. 1 Inc., P.O. Box 263, Argyle, NY 12809 or to Argyle Emergency Squad Inc., 15 Sheridan Street, Argyle, NY 12809.

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    Thursday, March 28th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, March 28th, 2019 11:00am
    M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home - Argyle
    123 Main Street
    ARGYLE, NY 12809
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M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home Staff

Posted at 08:13am
With the first anniversary of Don's passing approaching, we remember him, his family & friends in our thoughts and prayers. May the memories you share bring you peace.

Marie Tripp Henry

Posted at 11:11am
Saw online that Donald passed away and wanted you to know how sorry we are. We both enjoyed seeing the two of you at Bill's many gatherings during the summer. Jack enjoyed talking with Donald about farming as he has a small ranch here in Florida. He will certainly be missed. Love to all. Jack & Marie (Tripp) Henry

S. Ellis

Posted at 03:30pm
May you have joy in the memories of your loved one. (2 Corinthians 1:2-4) The
Bible gives real hope of being reunited again with your loved one. It promises
that your loved one will soon come back to life in the resurrection to a beautiful,
peaceful paradise on the earth. (John 5:28, 29)


S. Ellis

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