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DURKEE, Kathleen (Baradics)
DURKEE - Kathleen (nee Baradics)
Age 73, died on Monday, September 4, 2017 at her home in Pollocksville, NC, with her husband of 48 years and daughter by her side. Born on March 2, 1944 in Buffalo, NY, to Steven and Genevieve (Ganczewski) Baradics, she attended St. Mary's school in Buffalo and worked as a machinist after graduation. On November 29, 1969, she married Henry Durkee and they made their home in Cowlesville, NY. After their daughter, Lisa was born in 1976, Kathy left her job to dedicate her life to caring for her family. In 2004, the family moved to sunny North Carolina to escape the Buffalo winters and to be closer to Henry's brother and sister-in-law, Ken and Naomi Durkee. Kathy enjoyed going out to eat, gardening, puzzles and antique car shows. Wherever her husband was, she was right there with him, always. She had a heart of gold and we couldn't have asked for a better wife and mother. She will be missed in more ways than we can possibly count. Kathy was predeceased by her father, mother and brother, Stephen. Arrangements were private and cremation was handled by Cotten Funeral Home in New Bern, NC.
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