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Maxine M. Duranti

1917-2018

Maxine Duranti passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 30th after suffering a series of strokes 5 weeks earlier. Until then, this remarkable 100 year old lady was an independent force of nature and a delight to everyone who met her.

She was born in South Dakota in a house with gas lights and a hand pump in the kitchen for water. She married Louis Duranti in 1940. After WW2, Maxine and Louis settled in San Mateo and resided there for the next 60 years. Maxine was active with the Stanford Auxiliary for the Lucille Packard Foundation. She also worked as a Librarian at Borel Middle School for many years. Both were active in Rotary, The Elks and St. Bartholomew's Parish.

In 2004, tragedy struck when they lost their only Son, Tom Duranti, to a unexpected heart attack. When Lou died in 2005, they had been married nearly 65 years.

Maxine is survived by her Daughter, Jean Duranti and Son-In-Law, Leonard Dorsky and their Son, Daniel Dorsky; Tom's children -Julia Duranti and her spouse, Andrea Martinez along with Chris Duranti and his spouse, Rachel. As the youngest of 5 children in her family, Maxine also has many nieces and nephews and kept in contact with them until she passed away.

There will be a gravesite service for this loving and sweet lady as she is interred next to her husband, at St. John's Cemetery in San Mateo, on December 18th at 11am. She will be forever in our hearts. Maxine has requested, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lucille Packard Foundation, supportLPCH.org.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Dec. 9, 2018
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