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Martin Durkin

A visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 9, at Hooper and Weaver Mortuary, for Martin V. Durkin. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, in Grass Valley. Deacon Carlos Astesana will officiate. Mr. Durkin passed away July 4, at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. He was 81.

Mr. Durkin was born July 30, 1925 to Martin V. Durkin and Ann Flynn Durkin, in Old Forge, Pa. He attended elementary school in Old Forge, Pa. and high school in Grass Valley.

Mr. Durkin was a United States Army infantryman in the 77th Division and was severely wounded at Okinawa, Japan.



On July 18, 1953, he married Beverly Painter at St. Patrick’s Church. Mr. Durkin worked as a parts man at several auto dealerships including George Brothers, Cramers and Hocketts. He retired in 1980.

Mr. Durkin was a long-time member of the American Legion and enjoyed working on cars, fishing and occasional trips to Reno.




Mr. Durkin is survived by his sister, Mary Costa; brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Frances Durkin; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly, in 2004; father, Martin, in 1931; mother, Ann, in 1974; brothers James, in 1960, and John, in 1986.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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