Gloria R. Durkin

Gloria R. Durkin

AGE: 78 • Newark

Gloria R. Durkin, age 78, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Somerford Place in Newark, DE. She was born on July 10, 1935 in Queens, NY to the late David B. and Violet (Tennevella) Hay. She worked most of her life as an accountant for General Motors, and kept a tax accounting business of her own as well. In the little spare time she had, she liked to travel. She especially loved being a grandmother to her 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren who will miss her dearly.

She is survived by her daughter, Christine Swanson of Elkton, MD; sisters, Violet Luss of Manhattan, NY, Elaine Hay of Manhattan, NY, and Dorothy Stutes of Alaska; a brother, Ken Hay of Australia; 4 grandchildren, Stephanie, Daniel, Phoebe, and Dean; 2 great grandchildren, Aiden and Judah; and 4 step children. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, William Durkin and son, Fred Radlein.

All services will be private. To send condolences visit www.rtfoard.com.

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Published in The News Journal on Mar. 14, 2014