March 19, 1931 - May 3, 2020
Hildegard Marion Durr, 89 of Buchanan, NY passed away peacefully Sunday, May 3rd at Cortlandt Health Care, Cortlandt Manor, NY. Born March 19th, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Marie (Schottle) Fassnacht. Hilda grew up in Peekskill and graduated from Peekskill High School. She then was an operator for the Telephone Company. At the young age of 20 she married the love of her life, Bill Durr. This marriage lasted just short of 69 years. Hilda was a devoted Catholic, wife, and mother to her five children. When she thought the kids were old enough to handle the day without her, she tried a part time job as a Hallmark card stocker. Needless to say that didn’t last long. Then, when her youngest child Mike was 10, she began her long career as a Dental Assistant. Hilda had many shared interests with her late husband Bill. These included Square Dancing, Bible Study, and being a member of the Buchanan Seniors where she served as their Secretary. She was a Lecturer, Member of the Altar Rosary Society, and Eucharistic Minister for St. Christopher’s Church in Buchanan. She served her faith as well by bringing the Eucharist to the sick of the parish. Hilda’s greatest pleasure was in hosting the holidays for the entire family. She always found a way to fit her five children, their spouses and her thirteen grandchildren around the table. The time and love she put into our holidays is beyond measure. She enjoyed searching for the perfect Christmas gifts for the grandchildren be it homemade or part of a special collection she wanted them all to have. She also loved the planning and preparation of our annual camping trips and their most memorable 50th Anniversary Celebration at Hershey Park. She was blessed with nine great grandchildren. Unfortunately her Alzheimer’s disease made it where her last few years were filled with some confusion but she knew her beloved husband was by her side through it all. Hilda is survived by her five children: William & Diane Durr of Cold Spring, Kenneth & Nancy Durr of Fishkill, MaryAnn & Frederick Boniello of Millsboro, DE, John & Christine Durr of Wappinger Falls, and Michael & Dorothy Durr of Ooletewah, TN. She was predeceased by her husband Bill by only 8 days. She was also predeceased by her brother Francis Fassnacht and sister Marie LaDue Croft. Donations in her memory can be made to: Birthright, PO Box 468,Peekskill, N 10566 Alzheimers Assoc. Hudson Valley Chapter - please visit their website Services at this time are private. The family will hold a memorial gathering at a later date. Please leave a condolence for them on our website.
Hildegard Marion Durr, 89 of Buchanan, NY passed away peacefully Sunday, May 3rd at Cortlandt Health Care, Cortlandt Manor, NY. Born March 19th, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Marie (Schottle) Fassnacht. Hilda grew up in... View Obituary & Service Information
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