Charlotte Irwin Durant, 87, of Tuttle Place, East Haven formerly of Frost Drive, North Haven, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at the Masonicare, Wallingford. She was the wife of Harry R. Durant, Sr. Born in West Haven on March 7, 1924; daughter of the late Stanley Elliott Irwin and Hazel Henrietta Emily Hamberg Irwin. Charlotte had worked for the former A.C. Gilbert; The Box Shop of New Haven; Chloride Corp. and had also volunteered at the former Grace New Haven Hospital. Mother of Dianne (George) Martiner of Riverview, FL, Harry R. Durant, Jr. of North Haven, Arthur R. Durant (Laurie Ferguson) of Wallingford and David A. (Bernadette M.) Durant of North Haven. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by brothers Arthur E. & Kenneth Irwin, and sisters Barbara Marcucci & Dorothy Simpson.
Her Funeral Procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave., Saturday morning at 10:30. A funeral service will be conducted in St. John’s Episcopal Church at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in the All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 pm. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be Masonicare, 22 Masonic Ave., Wallingford, CT 06492.