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Dorothy Ann Durgy
February 18, 1951 ~ May 29, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old
Dorothy Ann Durgy, 72, beloved wife of 48 years to Rev. Sterling M. Durgy, passed into the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ on May 29, 2023. Her passing followed an almost year-long battle with liver cancer. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Ethel Baldwin. She is survived by her two children: Priscilla (Ralph) Williams and Daniel Durgy; three grandchildren: Emma, Rebecca, and Ryan Williams; and two sisters: Nancy (Bill) Arthur and Judy (David) Chamberlin.
Dorothy’s name comes from the Greek “gift of God,” and she lived up to her name. Her life was shaped by her devotion to Jesus Christ. This was evidenced in her kind, gentle, and caring nature and by her determination to live in a manner pleasing to the Lord. She could be found reading the Bible every day. She professed her faith publicly at her baptism, serving the church in the choir and in the Sunday School before her marriage, later supporting her husband in his pastoral and writing ministries and joining the Methodist church. Her devotion to prayer was well-known. People sought her to pray for them because they knew she would faithfully petition the Lord on their behalf.
Dorothy loved children, often helping in church nurseries. She was overjoyed with the birth of her daughter, son, and grandchildren. She loved doing things with them: playing games, visiting zoos, and attending their recitals. She also served a key role in the care of her and her husband’s elderly parents, sacrificing much time and comfort to meet their needs.
Dorothy loved animals, especially the family’s two Bichon Frisé dogs, Candy and Cassie. She was an excellent cook and baker. She also enjoyed reading, jigsaw puzzles, crafts, and gardening with her sister Judy. Neighbors and friends loved to view and visit her garden, often asking her advice on what to plant and how to care for their own gardens.
There will be a private interment service at Kings Highway Cemetery in Milford, Connecticut. A memorial service will be held at the church she attended, Calvary Alliance Church in Milford, at a date and time to be announced.
Memorial Donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to The Association of Independent Methodists (AIM), P O Box 2028, Ridgeland MS 39158-2028.