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GARY M. DURKEE

April 16, 1950 - November 25, 2013

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Obituaries » GARY M. DURKEE

DURKEE, GARY MALCOLM, 63, of East Calais, died November 25, at Central Vermont Medical Center. 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.

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