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Natalie L. (Creonte) Durkin

Natalie L. (Creonte) Durkin
  • December 25, 1916 - December 25, 2016
  • Waltham, Massachusetts

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“Mrs. Durkin was one of the classiest and beautiful women I've ever known. Her Italian food was to die for. My her soul rest in peace with God for...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Carl Beck - Waltham, MA

“Natalie was my neighbor growing up. Our yards abutting each other. I was formally Harriet Beck. Wally spent lots of time with us growing up. My...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Harriet Rist - Kennebunk, ME

“So very sorry for your loss. Auntie Nellie was one of a kind. She was so talented and made my veil for my wedding back in 2000. I will always...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Melissa Gikas - Tyngsboro, MA

“What a wonderful life she lead, I remember her being seamstress for the Reagle Players, I was friends with Freddy when the family lived on Pond...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Jack Wheeler - Franklin, MA

“Till we meet again ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Fred Durkin - Eastha m, MA - Son

“Till we meet again ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Frederickasdyv Durkin - Eastham, MA

“Dear Brian and family:Grammie Durkin was a pure joy to those of us who were honored to have known her. She always brought a smile to our faces and...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Peggy and Bob DiFazio - MA

“I'm so saddened to hear of her passing. Natalie was my costumer for MANY years in the Reagle Players and was alway saddled with major costme...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Joan Hantman - Los Angeles, CA


Waltham – Mrs. Natalie L. (Creonte) Durkin, of Waltham, died on her 100th birthday, Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, 2016 at Wingate of Weston following a period of declining health.

She was born in Waltham, a daughter of the late Carmine and Christine (DeSisto) Creonte, and had been a lifelong resident. Before recently moving to Weston she enjoyed twelve happy years living at Concord Park in Concord.

Natalie took great care of her husband, her children and her home. She could be found walking and shopping daily for the evening meal and was a talented seamstress all her life. So talented in fact that for years she was the chief designer and seamstress for Waltham's Reagle Players.

The wife of the late Francis T. Durkin, she leaves her children, Natalie L. Provost, of Plymouth, Thomas F. Durkin and his wife, Eleanor, of Weston, Ret. Waltham Fire Dept. Captain Frederick R. Durkin and his wife, Judith, of Eastham and Walter F. Durkin, of Tewksbury; her grandchildren, Natalie Collilouri, Kenneth, Jr., William and Kurt Provost, Thomas, Jr., Brian and Kevin Durkin, Marie Lewis, Leanne Wilcinski and Daniel and Shaun Durkin; her sister and brothers, Santina Lombardi of Waltham, Anthony Creonte of Bedford, New Hampshire and William Creonte of Waltham; twenty great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Natalie was also the mother-in-law of the late Kenneth Provost and Gale Durkin; grandmother of the late Kelly Ann Durkin and Donna Mary Durkin and a sister of the late Augustine, Michael and Domenic Creonte.

Family and friends will honor and remember Natalie's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, December 30th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.