Jill Miller Durkee
Jill “Sis” Miller Durkee Passed away in her own house in Marion, MA on August 7th, 2013 after a feisty, fun-loving and life affirming five+ year battle with pancreatic cancer. Jill was surrounded by her loving and
devoted family, both during her last days, throughout her illness
and her life.
Jill, or "Sis", was a bright spirit full of love
with an endless enthusiasm for life. Sis would share her large
heart and good fun with many close friends and relatives
throughout the country and across all generations. Sis loved many
of her friends and relatives as deeply as she loved her own
family. Jill was the devoted daughter of Jack and Jill Miller,
sister of late brother John “Sonny” Miller and the wife of late Henry Durkee. Jill spent many years in Chicago,IL, Newport Beach, CA and Marion, MA. In all these communities, Sis always volunteered her time to the
betterment of the community as a whole.
Jill is survived by her children Henry, Scott, Mal and Jill and their spouses Bill, Diana and Kathleen. Also, Sis shared her special love and energy with her treasured grandkids Jack, Will, Chase, Hadley, Chad, William and Cate.
There will be a memorial service on Saturday, August
17th at 10:00 a.m. at Tabor Academy's Wickenden Chapel in Marion, MA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the
Environmental Nature Center (in which she helped found in the
1970s), 1601 East 16th Street, Newport Beach, CA, 92663; to the
MGH Cancer Center, ATTN Jeffrey Clark (who so expertly guided her
to a much longer well-lived life) at Lawerence House, 10 N Grove
Street, Boston, MA, 02114; or to Marion Harbor - East Trust, 1
West Drive, Marion, MA 02738 to support the Little Marion Golf
Course, property Jill's family placed into conservation to protect and ensure the betterment of Marion's community now and into the future.