Edmund F. Duratti

October 22, 2015

Edmund F. Duratti
U.S. Veteran

US Navy

EDMUND F. DURATTI – of Woburn, Thursday, October 22nd. Beloved husband of the late Marie (Russo) Duratti. Devoted father of Kenneth Duratti and his wife Karen of Nashua, NH, Robert Duratti of Berwick, ME, Lorraine Macpherson and her husband Philip of Westford and Melbourne, FL, and Edmund Duratti, Jr. of Woburn. Cherished grandfather of Kenneth Duratti, Katharine Harris, Steven, Michael, and Bret Duratti, and James and Andrew Macpherson and great-grandfather of Devyn, Owen, Liam, and Dylan. Also lovingly survived by a large extended family. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, October 29th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends may call at the Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Edmund’s memory to the Lahey Opthamology Fund, c/o Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Office of Philanthropy, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805.

OBITUARY

Edmund F. “Ed” Duratti, Sr., of Woburn, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 22nd at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. He was 87 years of age. He was the beloved husband of the late Marie (Russo) Duratti to whom he was married for over fifty five years at the time of her passing in 2010.

Mr. Duratti was born in Lynn, son of the late Leonard V. and Margaret (Hanlon) Duratti. He was raised in Swampscott and graduated from Swampscott High School. After graduation, Mr Duratti enlisted in the United States Navy. He served honorably and was a proud veteran of World War II. Edmund met his beloved wife Marie while working at Sylvania in Burlington. They were married in October of 1953 at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Woburn. They settled in Woburn where they would raise their family. The family enjoyed many camping trips throughout New England and spent many days at their family cottage in Henniker, New Hampshire. He could always find something to do and especially loved taking long walks through the woods. Edmund was a devoted parishioner of St. Anthony’s church in Woburn.

Mr. Duratti worked for RCA in Burlington for many years where he worked on the Apollo projects. He continued his education eventually graduating from Merrimack College. Ed continued to work in the electronics field for a number of years before retiring from Textron in Wilmington. His hard work to provide for his family echoed in his daily life.

In their later years, Edmund and Marie spent their winters in Melbourne, Florida where they enjoyed gathering with friends and family. Ed enjoyed golfing and kept busy in the yard and vegetable garden.

In addition to his parents, Edmund was sadly predeceased by his wife Marie (Russo) Duratti.

He is lovingly survived by his children, Kenneth Duratti and his wife Karen Hvizda of Nashua, NH, Robert Duratti of Berwick, ME, Lorraine Macpherson and her husband Philip of Westford, MA and Melbourne, FL, and Edmund Duratti, Jr. of Woburn; his grandchildren, Kenneth Duratti, Katharine Harris, Steven, Michael, and Bret Duratti, and James and Andrew Macpherson and great-grandchildren, Devyn, Owen, Liam, and Dylan. He is also lovingly survived by a large extended family.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, October 29th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends may call at the Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Edmund’s memory to the Lahey Opthamology Fund, c/o Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Office of Philanthropy, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805.

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  1. Give Aunt Marie a kiss for me. Sooo many fond memories Uncle Eddie. You were the best God father a girl could ask for. Xoxoxoxo I will miss you .. your niece Karen

  2. We have so many happy memories of staying with you and Marie both in Woburn and Melbourne, and later on with you when you made your guest room available to us. One of the best things I inherited from my association with Larry was a loving extended family in which your kindnesses figured prominently. I picture you now back with your loving wife Marie basking in that heavenly glow you both so richly deserve. Rest in peace, Brother Ed.

    Love,

    Pat

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