Cecile A. Durfee

Cecile A. Durfee of Witherbee, New York “peacefully went to Heaven on Friday, May 8, 2020, with family by her side,” her daughter wrote in a tribute. She was 91.

She was born in Schenectady on Jan. 15, 1929 to the late Joseph Page and Eva Aurelia Dube Page. She grew up on the family farm in East Berne, where she attended and graduated from Berne-Knox Central High School.

“Cecile was very happily married for 57 years to Harold A. ‘Skeet’ Durfee Jr. who died in October 2007,” the tribute said. “Cecile was employed by the Albany County Sheriff’s Department and enjoyed 36 wonderful years of retirement.” 

She is survived by her children, Dona Durfee; Colleen Zaremski and her husband, Jack Jr.; and Harold A. “Skeet” Durfee III and his wife, Joan. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Richard Kwak Jr., Kevin Kwak, Justin Zaremski, Eric Zaremski, Melissa Durfee, and Harold Durfee IV, as well as by two great-grandchildren, Kiera Kwak and Kevin Kwak Jr.

She is also survived by her sisters, Lillian Crawford, Doris Pulliam, Jeanette Orsini, Linda Nelson, and Joann Mein, and by her sister-in-law, Mary Page.

Her sister Nancy Page died before her as did her brother Donald Page.

There will be a private graveside service at the family burial plot in Knox in the near future.

Memorial contributions may be made to: High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care, 47 Tom Phelps Way, Post Office Box 205, Mineville, NY 12956 or online at:  https://highpeakshospice.org/donate/ 

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