Patricia Elizabeth (Pat) Duran
1948 - 2020
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Patricia (Pat) Elizabeth Duran

Patricia (Pat) Elizabeth Duran passed away peacefully on May 15 in her home surrounded by loved ones. Pat lived a vibrant life, filled with love, kindness, friendship and understanding. She was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt, friend, coach, master gardener, and chef, as well as a precious mentor. Across her relationships and the many chapters of her life, she sought to help others to achieve their dreams and to grow into the fullest versions of themselves.

Pat was born on October 9, 1948 in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in Flushing, Queens. She attended St. Ann's grammar school in Queens, St. Helena high school in the Bronx, and graduated from Thomas Moore College of Fordham University with a degree in psychology in 1970. After graduation from college she worked in the corporate world, living in New York City, the Boston area and eventually making her way to her favorite state, California, where she lived in la Jolla, San Jose and finally, Indio.

Even in the early phases of her professional life, Pat began to incorporate her spiritual beliefs into her work. Pat became certified to the highest levels in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), the study of excellence in human communication. She often assisted with training at NLP California and NLP University and was a mentor to so many people in the NLP Community. She translated these skills to her work as an Internal Consultant at Hewlett Packard (HP) where she travelled the world to help people be more effective in their work.

After leaving the corporate world, she started her own consulting business, through which she helped small businesses to create and achieve their visions. This was a true marriage between Pat's work and personal life, as she followed what she came to know as her calling.

She continued on her own evolving path and pursued advanced qualifications in the many techniques of the Access Consciousness energetic healing modality. She was always looking for new ways to combine the things she learned into an ever more holistic way of helping people across many walks of life achieve their dreams. She started Spirited Connections, where she helped people understand and find relief from grief and loss. She was a contributing author to two books, Incredible Business: Expert Advice to Accelerate Your Success, and The Energy of Healing

She always went to the greatest lengths in support of her friends and family. All who knew Pat will remember her for her bright smile, infectious laughter, generous heart and superb snuggles.

She is survived by her older brother J. Peter Duran, and his children, Denis and his wife Tomomi Fujita, Peter Michael and his wife Lisa Barlack, and Kathryn and her partner George Laufenberg, and grandchildren, Sage, Allie, Charlie and Emmy; her younger brother Michael Duran and his wife Phyllis Scordo-Duran, and their children, Lindsey and her husband Nicholas Sberna, Jordan and Spencer and his wife Margaret, and grandchildren Hadley and Griffin; and many cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Margaret Duran; and her dear friend and sister-in-law, Aggie Duran.

A memorial service will be held at the Center for Spiritual Living in San Jose at a future date.

Donations may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center or Best Friends Animal Society.




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Published in The Desert Sun from May 20 to May 24, 2020.
MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
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May 24, 2020
Pat was 'Movie Star' beautiful on the outside. On the inside she was Angelic. I met two of the best friends I have ever had through her. Pat's love of life and reverence for nature was expressed in her delight in gardening, the hummingbirds that darted around the feeders she filled for them, and in the way she cared for all the animals she so lovingly rescued. Her love of blue has left it's imprint on my life. My garden is a tribute to her love of blue with it's cobalt blue pots & bottles. To say my life was enriched by her is an understatement. "Dear Pat, While it was far too soon to part with you on this side of life. I look forward to my communications with you on from the other side of life." Infinite Love and Gratitude
Deborah Di Salvo
Friend
May 24, 2020
Pat was the most remarkable lady I have ever met. Her friendship and understanding of life were the most amazing gifts she gave me. I met her through classes she gave at her home in San Jose. I was so impressed with her knowledge and skills of what she taught that I continued to take every class she had there on. I also went to private sessions with her for guidance. Her positive energy on life were a blessing to me. I will miss her terribly. Rest In Peace, Pat, for I will see you later, you know the secret now. May God bless your family in this time of sorrow.
Love and Light to you and your family, Carmen Martinez, San Jose
Carmen Martinez
Friend
May 23, 2020
sailing many years ago
In memory of Pat Duran:

Pats presence and beautiful spirit came into my life 44 years ago. Over those years we have worked together on interesting and challenging business projects (putting in many long hours), laughed at many things together (including all too often, ourselves), sailed on beautiful oceans together, enjoyed good food and (probably too much) wine together and did energy healing together. At times we lived in the same place and others we lived on opposite sides of the world, but no matter where we were, the connection was always there and will continue to be there forever.

I hope you are in a beautiful place, my friend, where you can enjoy gorgeous ocean views, pretty butterflies gracefully fluttering about, elegant dolphins gliding threw the waters, and most of all, I hope you are surrounded by lots of Love & Light!

Rest in Peace my friend! Those of us who are still here will miss you, but your spirit will always in our hearts.

Michelle Stowe-Connor
Moore Park Beach, QLD Australia

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Michelle Stowe-Connor
Friend
May 22, 2020
much love from Gary Stuart
Dearest Pat, You were and always will be loved and honored for your many gifts. I cannot imagine the joy of being released from all suffering. I will never know why? Much love Fellow healer and dear friend too. Gary Stuart
gary stuart
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