Jane Durkin

Jane Williams Durkin

Sunday June 30, 1957 - Monday May 6, 2019
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Jane Williams Durkin, 61, passed away peacefully at home on May 6, 2019, after a brief period of declining health. Jane was born in Denver, CO the daughter to Col. and Mrs. Wayland Whitney Williams. As a military child she spent her childhood in Nebraska, Washington, DC and Newport, RI where her father taught at the Naval War College. They eventually settled in Hamilton, NY.

Jane attended Hartwick College and was taking courses at the University of Vermont when she met her husband, Sean Patrick Durkin. They moved to Northborough, MA in 1983 when Sean started his own construction business. Jane worked for a time with her sister-in-law, Kathleen, for Durkin Painting before retiring to become a full time mother to her sons, Sean and Connor. Jane adored her boys and loved being a mother and homemaker. She was very active in all of their school and sports activities, including soccer, baseball, and hockey.

Jane had a great sense of humor, was warm, witty, and generous. She was also fiercely loyal to her family. Sometimes this world was too harsh for her sweet and sensitive soul. Jane, now you are at peace.
Jane is survived by her sons, Sean Patrick, Jr. and Connor Williams; her husband Sean Patrick Durkin; her brother-in-law, Joseph Durkin and his wife Suzanne of Northborough; a sister-in-law, Kathleen and husband Michael Borsuk of Boylston; her brother-in-law Michael Durkin of Northborough; nieces and nephews. Jane was predeceased by her brothers Trey Williams of Madison, NY, Stephen Williams of Colorado Springs, CO, and Gregory Williams of St. Louis, MO.

Friends are cordially invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, May 15th, from 5-7pm, at Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main Street, Northborough. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to The Joseph S. Durkin Relief Fund c/o St. Mary’s Credit Union, 100 W. Main Street Northborough, MA. To leave a condolence, please visit
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    Wednesday May 15, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday May 15, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Hays Funeral Home
    56 Main Street
    Northborough, MA 01532
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Donations are being accepted for: The Joseph S. Durkin Relief Fund.


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Rob Michalak

Posted at 05:53pm
I was deeply saddened to learn of Jane's passing. I will always remember Jane as someone with a big heart, a great sense of humor and a gentle soul. She had that sparkle in her eye like an eternal light that will be always on; definitely in our hearts and memories. Sincere condolences to the boys, Sean and Connor, to my old friend and their dad, Sean, and to all family and friends affected by the loss of Jane. - Rob Michalak

The St.John's

Posted at 10:10am
Sean and Connor, Please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss. We pray that the many wonderful memories will give you comfort.
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Posted at 04:19pm
Jane was a good friend and we will miss her. With heartfelt condolences, The Hubley Family
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Wendy Williams Baldwin

Posted at 11:35am
My beautiful Aunt Jane! I cant believe the time has come to say good-bye! My heart is broken but I am left with so many wonderful memories. Like riding around Hamilton on the back of your little red convertible, hanging out at the jug (when I was about 5 yrs.old;-) trips to plum island, "babysitting" your boys, summers at Loon Lake. Listening to you , dad and Uncle Greg sing by the campfire was one of my favorites. Trips to the cottage and to Ny (to pickup our puppy), lunches out with your friends. The list goes on and on. You were my idol and I will truly miss our long talks on the phone, your infectious laugh and words of advice (though harsh at times;-) I truly believe you are in a better place and at peace. Love always, Wendy

Hillary Hamilton

Posted at 08:08am
Sean~So Sorry For your loss.

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