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Patricia A. Durkee, 69, beloved daughter and sister, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at home. She was born on April 24, 1947, in Peabody, Mass., the daughter of Charlotte F. (Clements) Durkee and the late Harland E. Durkee.

Patty graduated from Georgetown High School in 1965. She then attended Lynn Burdette College with an associate degree. After college she became a medical secretary. She worked at Center Pharmacy in Georgetown for many years and worked at Bay Bank in Andover, where she was a branch manager.

Patty lived in Georgetown most of her life and was very committed to serving her community. She helped plan and organize The Georgetown's Summer Concert Series held at American Legion Park. She was also a member of the Red hat society, enjoyed reading and teaching line dancing at the Boxford Council on aging. She enjoyed spoiling her younger nieces and nephews with love and gifts.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by seven brothers and sisters, Robert Durkee and his wife, Janice Moore of Gloucester; Cheryl Muise and her husband, Clifford of Windham, N.H.; Mark Durkee and his wife, Cheryl of E. Kingston, N.H.; David Durkee and his wife, Paula, Cathie Southwick and her husband, Craig, Peter Durkee and wife, Lisa, all from Georgetown; and Michael Durkee and wife, Pam of Rowley. She was predeceased by her brother, John Durkee.

Patty loved her nieces and nephews, Caryn Gilchrist, Tammy Courville, Ryan Durkee, Candace Basham, Caitlyn Durkee, Becky, Robert and Stephen Southwick, Cameron, Cayla and Connor Durkee, Melissa Keefe and Megan Dunn; and several great nieces, nephews, aunts and uncle and cousins.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend her funeral service on Tuesday, March 7, at 11 a.m. in the Conte-Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown. Interment will be private. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers a memorial donation in her name may be made to Boxford Council on Aging, 4 Middleton Road, Boxford, MA 01921. For funeral home directions, florists or accommodations, please visit cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com.
Published on  March 4, 2017
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