Floretta "Rita" Durkin, 82, died Nov. 17, 2012, at Martin Medical Center in Stuart. She was born in New York City, and moved to Palm City in 2004. She had been a winter resident there from 2001 to 2004. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Palm City. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, James Durkin of Palm City; sons, James J. Durkin Jr. of Port Richey and Christopher Durkin of Atlanta; daughter, Barbara Ann Collins of Ashville, N.C.; and brother, Patrick J. McCarthy of Santa Barbara, Calif. She was preceded in death by her brother, the Rev. John McCarthy, S.J. Services: Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at Forest Hills Funeral Homes, Palm City Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Nov. 20 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. An online guest book is available at www.foresthillspalmcityflorida.com.
Published in the TC Palm on Nov. 19, 2012