- January 8, 1938 - February 13, 2013
- Marlborough, Massachusetts
of Francis' Passing
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“Ray and family,I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy.Judy Roy
1 of 14 | Posted by: A friend
“Fran was the first man to teach me how to deliver mail on his route 15 at the time I started at the Post Office in 1973. He had the shiniest shoes in...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Bob Bouvier - Cape Coral, FL
“I was a young girl in the early 1970's living on Helen Drive. My beloved cat climbed a big tree in front of my house one day and I have never...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Joni Liacopulos - Marlboro, MA
“Mark - so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great friend to our family and he was an amazing baseball coach to me - giving a girl a chance when...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Carol Confrey Pusateri - MA
“Uncle Franny... Miss you and hope you tell Aunt Rita hi!! The good thing is as my dad (your brother Raymond...) looks just like you and Harry... So ....Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Michael Durand - Manchester, NH
“Very sorry for your loss it was always a pleasure meeting up with Fran love him
6 of 14 | Posted by: suellen seariac - Berlin, MA
“Uncle FranI will miss you I'm sadden to hear this news.You were our Rock when your brother my Dad & Mom died you will be in my heart and thoughts...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: A friend
“Fran was such a delightful man. He was a great mail carrier - he always went the extra mile to help his customers. Because he was such an outgoing...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Grace Sheldon Lyons - Charlotte, NC
“Our prayers go out to Fran & his Family. I played softball with Fran, he always made you smile - win or lose. He was very competitive on the field in...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Jack Evangelous - Marlborough, MA
“Paula & Mark & Family, Our deepest sympathies to all of you in the loss of your dear Father. We will miss not seeing him walking in the neighborhood...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Bill & Charlene Duffy - Marlboro,, MA
“Thinking of you
11 of 14 | Posted by: The Stephenson's - Bedford, NH
“I just want to express my sympathy to Fran's family. I remember Fran fondly from high school. It was nice to reconnect at the class reunions. ...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Sandra Sheppard - Bedford, NH
“Fran and I played on the same baseball teams while we were growing up in Marlboro and other sports. We spent time at the Boy's Club on Mechanic St....Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Victor Stern - Poughkeepsie, NY
“Stephen and I really enjoyed working with Franny at the Marlboro Post Office. Our prayers to his family and close friends.
14 of 14 | Posted by: Tina and Stephen Lee - MA
Francis Durand, 75 of Marlborough, died suddenly on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at UMass Medical Center, Worcester, MA.
Born in Marlborough, Francis was the son of the late Raymond (Red) and Jeanette (Wheeler) Durand and the devoted husband of the late Rita (Powell) Durand who died in 2009. Fran and Rita had been married for 49 years at the time of her death.
He was the dear father of Paula Durand and her husband Ben Eaton of Milford, NH; and his much loved son, Mark Durand of Berlin MA. He is also survived by his granddaughter Kate Walker of Marion, MA; his grandson, Andy Walker and his wife Kelli of New Market, NH; his brother, Harry Durand and his sister-in-law Sue of Arlington, VT; his brother, Ray Durand of Apoka FL; his brother in law, Jim Durand of Marlborough, MA; and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Phyllis Letendre, Donald Durand and Roy Durand.
Fran was a graduate of Marlborough High School. For 36 years, he was employed by the Marlborough Post Office as a letter carrier, retiring in 1999. He was a former Vice-President and Shop Steward of the old branch #6 Marlborough Letter Carriers' Union. He also served his country as an Army Specialist-5 Wire Chief, Paratrooper, and Jumpmaster with the 82ND Airborne Division. Fran was a former coach and manager with the Marlborough Youth and Junior Baseball Leagues. A member of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Marlborough he served as an Extraordinary Minister. He had been a longtime member of the former St. Mary's Parish, Marlborough and active on many parish projects and served on various committees. He loved to travel, having visited all but five U.S. states. He enjoyed watching the boats sail down the Bass River, sitting at the ocean, and people-watching at Smugglers' Beach, Cape Cod and had wonderful times with his friends on the monthly bus trips to Foxwoods. Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, February 16 from 9:00am to 11:15am at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA. A funeral mass will follow at 12:00 noon at the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Beach St., Marlborough, MA.