Marie "Riet" Durkin
Date of Death - November 2, 2013
Marie S. Durkin” Riet”, 79, of Middletown, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2013. Riet was originally from Maastricht, the Netherlands and moved to the United States in 1956 to marry her husband Bill Durkin. She worked for Williams Sonoma in Shrewsbury for more than 20 years. She was a wonderful, beautiful being and will be missed by us all. Riet was predeceased by her husband Bill Durkin who passed away February 9, 2011. She is survived by two sons, Douglas of San Francisco and Jay and his wife Laura of New Canaan, CT and two grandchildren Kelsey and Charles. The Durkin Family wishes to express it's deep appreciation to Evelyn Hammond and Halcyon Elder Care for the wonderful support and love they gave to Riet during the past 2 ½ years of her life. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 3:00-6:00 PM at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, November 7th, 10:00 AM at St. James RC Church, 94 Broad St., Red Bank. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Assoc., Greater NJ Chapter, 400 Morris Ave., STE 251, Denville, NJ 07834-1365 or online at

Funeral Information


Wedneday, November 6th, 3:00-6:00 PM at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ


Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, November 7th, 10:00 AM @ St. James RC Church, 94 Broad St., Red Bank, Nj



Beth Quinn Martin

My condolences to the Durkins for the loss of their mother and grandmother. I will remember Reit as a kind and very pretty woman. Every time I use the serving dishes that she gave us for a wedding gift, I think of her and her kindness. She was blessed to have such a nice caring family.

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