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Ronald Durfey Obituary
Ronald Durfey of St. Petersburg, FL (formally of West Chesterfield, NH) died on Nov. 5, 2017 at the age of 80.

Ron was born on Aug. 30, 1937 in Pittsfield, MA to Wilma (Bird) Wheeler and Will Durfey. He graduated from Drury High School in North Adams, MA and went into the Army serving in Germany.

He married Carol (Belanger) Bird on Aug. 12, 1967 and recently celebrated 50 years together. Ron worked in the paper industry retiring from Fiber Mark after 38 years. In 2014 he moved to Florida permanently.

Ron enjoyed fishing, hunting, spending time with family and his 2 cats as well as exploring the internet.

Ron is survived by his wife, Carol of St. Petersburg, FL, a daughter Shannon Kelso (Matt) of Mount Holly, NC, 2 stepsons David Bird (Lisa) of Chester, CT and Alan Bird of West Brattleboro, VT. He leaves 5 step grandchildren and 3 step great grandchildren. A brother, Skip Durfey (Jan) of Jacksonville, VT, 2 half brothers; Wayne Durfey (Stella) of Southwick, MA and William Wheeler (Karen) of Readsboro, VT, 2 half sisters; Debra Tatro (Roger) of Westfield, MA and Rose Pinder (Pete) of Southwick, MA. He is predeceased by his half brother Johnny Durfey of Southwick, MA, his mother and stepfather, Wilma and Warner Wheeler and his father Will Durfey.

A graveside memorial service will be scheduled in May at the cemetery in West Chesterfield, NH where all will be welcome to attend.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Nov. 10, 2017
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