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Dorothea Smith Durant
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Birth: Feb. 24, 1918
Union County
New Jersey, USA
Death: ???. 29, 2010
Bridgewater Township
Somerset County
New Jersey, USA

Dorothea Smith Durant, 92, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at the New Jersey Eastern Star Home in Bridgewater. Mrs. Durant was a lifelong resident of Plainfield. She was beloved by her family and friends and will be missed. She began her career as a church organist when she was just 17 years old. For many years she was the choir director and organist for the Congregational Church and the Seventh Day Baptist Church, both in Plainfield, and played most recently at the Dunellen United Methodist Church. She also played for funerals at Memorial Funeral Home for over 50 years and taught piano and organ to hundreds of students in her home in Plainfield. She was predeceased in 2002 by her husband of 62 years, Clifford H. Durant, Jr. Surviving are her daughters, Alice Richardson of Scotch Plains, N.J., and Judy Davis of Westfield, N.J.; her son, Clifford H. "Kip" Durant, III, of St. Croix, V.I.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private arrangements are by Memorial Funeral Home in Fanwood.
Published in Star-Ledger on January 2, 2011
Created by: John Smolarek
Record added: May 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69466799


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