The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)
Remembering family and friends
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STATESVILLE- Michael Francis Durant, 76, of Statesville, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 with his loving wife, Georgianna, by his side. He was born June 29, 1945 in Vernon, N.Y., and was the son of the late Henry and Lillian Durant. He grew up working on the family farm and graduated high school from VVS in Vernon, N.Y. Michael worked as a time keeper at Oneida Limited in Sherrill, N.Y., for 38 years. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, hiking, camping and spending time with his family and friends. Michael was loved by all who knew him. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church of Mooresville, N.C. Michael married Georgianna Rudolph Durant on Oct. 16, 1976 in Oneida, N.Y. In addition to his wife, Michael is survived by three sons, Michael C. Durant, Richard H. Durant, Ryan Durant (Ashley Washburn), daughter, Melissa Durant Nelson, seven grandchildren, Carter Shepherd, Corbin Durant, Gracie Durant, Reagan Nelson, Shannon Spears, Landry Durant and Madison Nelson and sister, Janice Durant. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Donald Durant, Richard Durant and sister, Jeanne Durant. Michael will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, nephew, cousin and friend. We will always love you forever and always. A memorial service will be held 4:00 pm Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church at 164 Fairview Rd., Mooresville, N.C., 28117 with visitation to follow. Memorials can be made in Michael Francis Durant’s honor to any of the following organizations: American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231; American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, Va. 22116-7023; National Kidney Foundation, 620 Montana Dr, Charlotte, N.C., 28216 or Alzheimer’s Association, 4600 Park Road, Suite 250, Charlotte, N.C., 28209. Online memorials can be made to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com