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Hilary Durno, 90, of Naples, FL


NAPLES, FL—Hilary M. Durno, 90, of Naples, FL, passed away peacefully of natural causes on May 11, 2023.

Hilary was born on Jan. 20, 1933, in Wembly, England to Cyril and Edwina Wallis. After her marriage, she emigrated from England with her husband and they made a loving home in Trumbull, CT, with their three sons.

Hilary especially enjoyed her days spent on Marco Island, strolling on the beach and shelling on Tiger Tail. She was an avid tennis player who shared her love of the game with her grandchildren. She was a member of the Kent Garden Club and loved tending to her plants and flowers at home. In her spare time, Hilary loved doing the New York Times crossword puzzle and knitting sweaters, hats, and scarves for her family.

Hilary was predeceased by her parents, her brother, Brian, and sister, Jean. She was survived by her husband of 71 years, Ronald Durno. Hilary leaves behind three sons; Mark (Lynn), Jason (Susanne) and Roger (Jessica). She will be dearly missed by her eight grandchildren: Derek Durno (Sarah), Danielle Hurlburt (Rob), Amanda Crescimanno (Mike), Alyssa Price (Justin), Paige Beisner (John), Sarah Durno, Rachel Durno, and Ian Durno. Hilary was also blessed with four great-grandsons; JJ Price, Michael Crescimanno, Carsen Price, and Sebastian Crescimanno.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory would be welcomed at Avow Hospice, Inc. 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105. 239-237-5421. To donate online, visit their website at

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