James R. Durlin

August 16, 2002

Durlin – in Woburn, Friday, August 16th, James R., beloved son of Richard J. and Deborah A. (Fitzgerald) Durlin. Loving brother of Kenneth R. Durlin of Woburn. Cherished grandson of Richard C. Durlin of New Mexico and the late Muriel A. Durlin of Woburn, Ronald P. and Evelyn E. Fitzgerald of Malden and great grandson of Ronald P. Fitzgerald of Methuen. Also survived by many loving cousins, aunts and uncles. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, August 21st at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, North Woburn at 10. Calling hours on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in James’ memory to Phi Kappa Sigma, c/o Ted Tandus, 245 Forest Park Road, Dracut, MA 01826.

OBITUARY:

James R. Durlin passed away suddenly on Friday, August 16th. The beloved son of Richard J. and Deborah A. (Fitzgerald) Durlin , he was eighteen years of age.

Born in Melrose, he was raised in Malden and attended Malden High School where he was a member of the football team, graduating in the class of 2001. James also played basketball in the Malden Neighborhood League. He went on to attend the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where he had just completed his freshman year majoring in computer programming. He was very active in his fraternity, Phi Kappa Sigma.

James was an avid sportsman. He particularly enjoyed basketball, jogging and worked out daily. He had moved to Woburn in 2000 and was working an internship in computer programming this summer with his father at Analogic.

James was very devoted to his parents and had an especially close relationship with his brother Kenneth. He also enjoyed a cherished relationship with his grandparents to whom he was very dear. He was predeceased by his grandmother, Muriel A. Durlin of Woburn, who died last year.

In addition to his parents, Richard J. and Deborah A. (Fitzgerald) Durlin, James is lovingly survived by his brother Kenneth R. of Woburn, his grandparents, Richard C. Durlin of New Mexico, Ronald P. and Evelyn E. Fitzgerald of Malden, and his great grandfather Ronald P. Fitzgerald of Methuen. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncle, cousins and several close friends. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, August 21st at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, North Woburn at 10. Calling hours are Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Donations may be made in James’ memory to the Phi Kappa Sigma, c/o Ted Tandus, 245 Forest Park Road, Dracut, MA 01826.

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  1. Jim,

    As each day goes by the pain doesn’t get any easier. I really miss seeing and talking with you… You broke my heart when you left.. (Eighteen years wasn’t long enough) I just wish you could have talked to someone about your pain.. You are at peace now, but you left a whole bunch of people (family and friends)hurting and in pain. Rest in peace with God until we meet again.

    Love Always,
    Your loving godmother
    Auntie Patty

  2. I’m so very sorry that this had happened. Jim was awsome,funny,generous, and a handsome boy. Everytime i saw him it would put a smile on my face knowing i am in for a fun night. I had dated him for about a month or so and we had good times. Going to the movies,playin pool at his dormhall,bolevarde,parties,etc. i will never ever forget him. He was a part of a special place in my heart and always will be. I went to the wake along with the funeral and that was the saddiest thing i had to go threw besides my fathers. But in a way it filled an empty space in my heart knowing he was at peace and he is happy now. i know for a fact hes watching over all of us and he now relizes how many people cared about him.To jims whole family i wish you all the best and to hang in there. love always Heather Gavin rip jim Im thinking of you everyday!

  3. Auntie Michelle, Uncle Derek, Trevor & Reece,

    We’re going to miss you so much. Our hearts ache to see you again. Until we meet again, we love you and miss you and will never forget you…

    Keep smiling and watch over all of us.

    We Love You James…….

  4. To All of the Family Members

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time in your life.
    We pray that your love for each other, and the faith that you have will give you the strength to carry you through.
    James had more that a lot of other young men. He had a most wonderful understanding loving mother, father, brother and extended family.
    Now we will always here for you all in whatever you need.
    We love you!
    Auntie Barbara and Uncle Ronnie

  5. To the Durlin and Fitzgerald Family:

    Our love and prayers are with you all. Sorry for your sudden loss.

    Love,

    The Fonseca and Morley Family
    (Barbara)

  6. Fun loving, great personality and amazing friend are just a few words that discribe James. He has always been there for me when I needed him. I am blessed to have known him for the short while that I did. Thank You for always bringing a smile to my face. I know that you will be looking down over all of us. Your now our angel.
    Love,
    Julia Cline

  7. i am very sorrry about the death of james he was a good kid i use to work out with him and have alot of fun with him he was very polite and everyone liked him i am sorry to hear this i just found out today i am sorry i can not make the wake i am going away for a couple of days but i will remember him in my heart

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