Floyd Durfee Jr.

September 26, 1941 ~ February 22, 2021 (age 79)


AUBURN: Floyd “Sonny” Durfee, Jr. 79, of Lansing Street,

Auburn, died Monday, February 22, 2021 in Auburn Community

Hospital. Floyd was born in Auburn and he was the son of the

late, Floyd Durfee, Sr. and Myrtle Martin Durfee.

Floyd worked until his retirement as a machinist at J. R. Clancy

in Syracuse. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having

seen service on numerous destroyers and destroyer escorts,

during the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. He was a life member

of the VFW.

Floyd deserves special distinction, as he served on one of the

destroyers that formed the blockade against Russian surface

vessels during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Floyd is survived by his loving wife, Angela Petrosino Durfee; his

children, Joe (Caroline) Durfee of Lafayette and Carolyn Durfee;

two brothers, James Durfee of North Carolina and William

Durfee of Penn Yann; a sister Patricia Mahaney of Auburn; two

aunts, Irene Adams and Beatrice Fjelstead as well as several

nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangement are through The Cheche Funeral Home, 1778

Clark Street, Auburn, New York.

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