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Charles Durand

Charles P. “Chuck” Durand, 57, of Germansville, passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem, surrounded by his loving family.   He was the husband of Petrina M. (Aquilina) Durand, whom he married on July 4, 1999.  Born in Ware, MA, he was the son of Pierre and Anna-Mary (Duplessis) Durand of Charlton, MA.
Chuck worked as a truck driver, both cross country and locally for various companies, most recently Shelley’s Lumber.   Early in his career, he worked in agriculture & farming.  Chuck was an avid bluegrass fan, played the banjo and was an animal lover.   His other interests included camping, fishing, and reading.  Chuck was also known for his sense of humor and witty comments.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by a son: David Kester, wife Alyssa and soon-to-be granddaughter of New Tripoli; brothers: Daniel ‘DJ” Durand and wife Lynn of Athol, MA, Jon Durand and wife Tina of Sturbridge, MA; sister: Suzette Durand and husband Eric Smith of East Greenwich, RI; nieces & nephews.
A private family graveside will be held, with a public memorial to be announced at a later date.   Arrangements are under the direction of Harding Funeral Home, Slatington.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to either St. Luke’s University Health Network, American Cancer Society or the American Fiddle & bluegrass Association, all c/o the funeral home.

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Charles Aquilina Oct 17 2020 12:00 AM

Petrina, I am so sorry for your loss. My dad and husband both died from cancer at 57 so I can understand your pain. You and your family are in my prayers.

Sandra Touw Oct 17 2020 12:00 AM

We miss you, Chuck.

Charles Aquilina Oct 16 2020 12:00 AM

I can't believe that Chuck Is gone.I remember him for his sense of humor.It always had a little bite. Awhile ago I heard this song "Meet Me in Montana" on the radio. I love the song. I played it when I visited Petrina and Chuck. It's a duet with Marie Osmond. Someone asked who the female singer was. I said that you'll never guess. Without hesitation, Chuck says Marie Osmond. I heard a thump sound. It was my jaw hitting the floor because he knew who was singing. He sure new his music. Of course, he played banjo very well. He also knew how to use the grill for cooking a meal. We love you, Chuck. Watch over us from above. Sincere condolences to my sister, Petrina, Dave and Alyssa, and the Durand family.

Charles Aquilina Oct 16 2020 12:00 AM

I always remember Petrina telling stories of her adventures with Chuck to folk festivals where Chuck would play his guitar.  Those are special memories you can hold on to forever.  Love you always roomie. - Jean

Jean G. Carl Oct 16 2020 12:00 AM