• Gary M. Durkee
    December 03,2013

    Gary M. Durkee

    EAST CALAIS — Gary Malcolm Durkee, 63, of East Calais, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.

    He was born April 16, 1950, in Randolph, the son of Patricia (Luce) Durkee and stepson of Maurice Goodell Sr.

    He graduated from Twinfield Union School in 1968 and continued his education at Vermont Technical College in Randolph.

    On Nov. 7, 1970, he married Jacqueline Ann “Jackie” Johnson in Plainfield.

    He worked for the state of Vermont in the Agency of Transportation and Agency of Natural Resources, retiring in 1995 for health reasons.

    He enjoyed making up songs, playing tricks and watching sci-fi on television.

    Survivors include his wife, a son, Scott Durkee, and a daughter, Cassandra “Cassie” Wills, all of East Calais; three grandchildren; a sister, Gail Durkee, of Craftsbury; two stepbrothers, Elihu Goodell, of North Hyde Park, and Maurice Goodell Jr., of St. Albans; four stepsisters, Maurine Desmarais, of Middlesex, Edie Menard, of Hardwick, Cindy Williamson, of Lyndonville, and Rose Goodell, of Lancaster, N.H.; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

    He was predeceased by a daughter, Jennifer; his mother; his stepfather; and a stepbrother, David Goodell.

    Remembrance hours and a potluck luncheon will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at the Calais-Woodbury United Church in South Woodbury.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to assist his family with final expenses, c/o Tammy Johnson, P.O. Box 46, East Calais, VT 05650.

    Northern Vermont Funeral Service in Hardwick is in charge of arrangements.

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