CHANGE IN DATES AND TIMES
1955 – 2022
Thompson – Timothy G. Durand, age 66, of Thompson, passed away January 18th, 2022, with his children by his side.
Tim, or “Timmy” to most, was born June 30th, 1955, in Putnam, CT, to Thomas and Rachel Durand. Growing up in Putnam, Tim spent his younger years tormenting siblings and using his natural craftsman abilities to create a future. After accomplishing his dream of becoming a truck driver, most of his life was spent driving countless hours across the country, but that didn’t prevent him from being a family man. When not on the road, Tim could be found at home enjoying a cigar and cold beer on his deck, conversing with those who stopped by, or spending time with his grandchildren. Tim had a variety of hobbies from traveling to New England car shows in his ‘69 Mach 1 Mustang, to reading from his vast collection of books, woodworking, and watching football.
Tim is survived by sisters, Cheryl Pepek & husband Donald, Debbie Durand, brother, Michael Durand & wife Dorcas, children, Scott Durand and Robin Averill, and grandchildren, Joslin & Jacob Durand, and Hayden Averill, along with many extended family members and friends. He is predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Rachel Durand, and twin brother, Thomas. Tim lived a fulfilling life as a father, brother, and friend to many, but took most pride in being a grandfather.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit with Timothy’s family on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. in the Valade Funeral Home & Crematory, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255. A Mass of Christian Burial and Celebration of Life is being planned for the Spring. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking those who wish to donate to a memorial fund for his grandchildren c/o Scott Durand, P.O. Box 108, Thompson, CT 06277. For Memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.
My deepest condolences to Tim’s family. I am privileged to have called Tim a friend. He always brought a smile to my face and I enjoyed our many conversations.
albert marcoux jr
I will miss you Tim were good friends and you were a good grand knight and last one of kc 2087 may you be with our lord and God bless your fanily good buy buddy till we meet again
So sorry for the loss Mike to your and your family. May he rest in the arms of Jesus. May Gid hello you all during this difficult time.
GARY K WILLIAMS
REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND I’LL SEE YOU I DONT KNOW IF WILL BE IN HEAVEN OR IN HELL BUT I’LL HAVE BOX OF GOOD CIGARS AND A COUPLE OF CASES OF COLD BOTTLES OF MILLER LITE WITH ME
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS SCOTT,ROBIN,JOSLIN,JAKE,AND HAYDEN
TIMMY WAS A GOOD MAN AND A GOOD FRIEND FOR A LOT OF YRS // GARY
Scott, Lynn, Meadow
Scot & Robin sorry for your loss. Prayers to you both and your families
Kathleen Donovan Sanga
So very very sorry to hear this sad news. The Durand/Donovan clans go way back and the memories are too many to count. May Timmy Rest In Peace and thoughts and prayers go out to the Durand family and all those who loved him ❤️❤️ Kathleen Donovan Sanga
Scott, Robin and family, Bob and I are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Hugs to you all.
So sorry for your loss.
Celeste Therrien Nelson
Rest Easy Tim, He was a wonderful man. I will miss your funny stories, fun times you spent with my Brother Ed.
I’ll miss our times sitting on the patio outside Club 2087 talking about anything and enjoying a cold one. Rest In Peace my friend.