Margaret Dore Durkin, 85, bookkeeper, former Ridgefielder

Margaret Dore Durkin, 85, devoted mother and grandmother, died of cancer on Wednesday December 19, 2012 at her home at Hilton Head, SC with her daughters at her side.

Marge lived in Ridgefield with her late husband, William Dore, and their daughters, Liz and Carolyn. Their other children are Denis, Mary Ellen, and Margaret.

Marge, a bookkeeper, graduated from Fordham University Business School, where she was one of the first women to be admitted to the Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society.

She is survived by her children, grandchildren Will, Nicholas & Charles, and brother Tom Heffernan.

Visiting is at The Island Funeral Home on Thursday December 27 from 2 to 4 pm.

The funeral is Friday, December 28 at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m.

There will be a service at Kane Funeral Home in Ridgefield on Saturday, January 5 at 10:45 a.m., followed by burial at St. Mary's Cemetery.