OLIVE (BOYER) DURAN

Posted Jan. 12, 2012, at 6:33 p.m.

KENSINGTON, Conn. – Olive (Boyer) Duran, 85, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at Ledgecrest Healthcare, Kensington, Conn. Born in Charleston, daughter of the late Walter and Ivy (Wotton) Boyer, she had been a Berlin-Kensington, Conn., resident since 1951.

Olive was employed at D&L Stores, New Britain, Conn., and Meriden, Conn., for 20 years, retiring in 1991.

Surviving are a daughter, Sharon Joseph and her husband, James, of New Britain, Conn.; a son, Brian Duran and his wife, Frances, of McSarland, Wis.; a sister-in-law, Kathleen "Kay" Boyer of Milo; four grandchildren, James Joseph Jr., Aimee Joseph, Ashley Duran and Angelina DiModica; three great-grandchildren, Mason, Haley and Aleya; two half sisters, Carolyn Rockwell and Priscilla Adams; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by three brothers, Harold, Merle and Stanley Boyer; and a sister, Marion (Boyer) King.

A funeral service was conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft. Burial will be in the spring in the family lot at Corinthian Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Disease Association, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at

www.laryfuneralhome.com.

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