Harry R. Durant, Sr., 91, of East Haven, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at the CT Hospice, Branford.  He was the husband of the late Charlotte Irwin Durant.  Harry was born in New Haven on February 3, 1923; son of the late Arthur and Lucy Eckle Durant; served his country faithfully in the US Army during WW II having fought in the battles of Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe being decorated with the European-African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign and American Theater Campaign Ribbons.  He had worked for the New Haven Housing Authority for thirty years retiring as the Director of Maintainence.  Harry was a member of the VFW, the American Legion and always considered it an honor to serve under the flag for his country.  Father of Dianne (George) Martiner, Harry R. Durant, Jr., Arthur R. Durant (Laurie Ferguson) and David A. (Bernadette M.) Durant.  Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  Predeceased by his siblings, Lucille Farren, Charles Durant, Elsie Roberts, Edward, Raymond and Arthur Durant.

His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Tuesday morning at 10:30. Funeral Services will be conducted in St. John’s Episcopal Church at 11:00.  Interment with full military honors will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Monday from 4 to 8 PM.