Lillian Durand, 78, of Bridgeport, died Jan. 19, 2010, in Bridgeport.

Born in Vermont to the late Edward and Mary Wolucki Durand, she was a long-time resident of Southport.

Prior to her retirement, Durand was a secretary with the Hartford Insurance Group.

She is survived by her first cousin, Jack Durand and his wife, Diane of Stratford; and many second cousins.

Friends are invited to attend a graveside service today, April 9, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Cemetery in Fairfield.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to United Cerebral Palsy, 2326 E. Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06610 (

The Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road, Fairfield, is in charge of the arrangements. To send an online condolence, visit