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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