2012-10-25 / Obituaries


Barbara A. M. Durand, of Danbury, formerly Brewster, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at home. She was 75.

Barbara was born January 6, 1937, in the Bronx, the daughter of the late Edward and Ann (Larkin) Markel. She attended Brewster schools and Marymount College.

Barbara enjoyed making decorative crafts, however, her greatest passion in life was spending time with her family and friends, all of whom loved her immensely.

Barbara is survived by Robert Durand of Southbury, Ct., and her children, John E. Bruno and his wife Diana of Brookfield, Ct., Karen Bruno Roos and her husband Dave of Danbury, Regina Bruno of Laurelville, Oh., Jeffery C. Bruno and his wife Jennifer of Bethel, Lynn B. Bruno of Danbury, and Christopher L. Bruno and his wife Diane of Danbury; and her brothers, Howard, Gregory and Dennis Markel. Barbara is also survived by ten grandchildren, Lauren, Natalie, Luigi, Carlie, Caroline, Mallory, Charles, Jamie, Meghan and Michael; and several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by a brother, John E. Markel in 1951.

A graveside service was celebrated on Tuesday October 23, 2012, at St. Lawrence O’Toole Cemetery, Brewster.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Barbara’s memory may be made to Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut, Inc., 405 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810

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