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Kathleen Durkee
February 03, 2021


LIMINGTON- Kathleen “Katie” Mary Durkee, age 71, went home to be with her loved ones in heaven on February 3rd, 2021. She was an incredibly strong and selfless woman who left peacefully after fighting courageously for the past year and a half. Kate was born in Vinalhaven, Maine on November 4th, 1949 to Earl and Shirley Hamilton. After graduating from Vinalhaven High, she went on to graduate from the University of Maine Farmington with a BA in Elementary Education. She taught grades K-7 at Ilsesboro Elementary School before becoming a wonderful homemaker and devoted mother to three children.
She also found time to substitute teach at various schools and was an active member of her church over the years. She coordinated many activities using her amazingly creative and artistic talents. To know her was to love her as there was not a purer soul that has ever lived nor a more loving and selfless mother.
She is survived by her husband- George Durkee IV- her children Joseph Durkee, Britton Durkee, and Abigail Durkee; her sister Deborah Webster, sister Theresa Peterson, and brother Earl Hamilton.
A memorial service will be held for her at a later date.
Online condolence messages can be submitted at the Poitras, Neal & York Funeral Home website,

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