Carlene (Tina) Elizabeth Durgin
Born 5/19/1945 passed away after a long illness on Jan 9th, 2023.
Tina was the daughter of Carl Wing and Elizabeth (Zibbie) Frank and grew up in Pownal Maine. She went to Pennell Institute where she met her future husband Dennis Durgin.
Dennis and Tina were married for 56 years.
She worked at Cole Farms in her early years as well as at Hansen's farm. After marrying Dennis she was a stay at home mom while doing the books for his many businesses (Durgin Lumber, a trucking dispatch, and logging). After her kids were grown she drove a school bus in Gray for many years.
Tina had many talents, her greatest was cooking. She at some point in her life has fed almost every person in gray. If you were at her house you got fed! If you were sick or could not come to her she brought the food to you. Dennis and Tina's house was an open door to anyone and all.
While married Dennis and Tina loved to travel and spent their winters in Florida. They took numerous cruises around the Caribbean. Tina loved to be home as well, she loved to entertain company. She always had an invite to anyone and would say "Come over we will have a cocktail". She loved to play cards and gamble (Oxford Casino will miss her). Many dinners were delayed due to a heated game of in-between. She loved to razz people (which included many swear words) and would say "It's just card talk".
In addition to her parents she is preceded by her husband Dennis Durgin and her brother Tommy Wing.
Surviving Relatives are:
Son Glenwood Durgin or Gray
Daughter Denise Pride and husband John of Bowdoin
Daughter Dianna Ridlon and husband Ralph of Gray
Daughter Betsy Durgin of Gray
Granddaughter Chelsey Laplante and Fiance' Ryan Iovino of Gray
Grandson Gunner Durgin of Portland
Granddaughter Emilly Durgin of Portland
Great Granddaughter Avery Laplante of Gray
Brother Floyd Wing and wife Marianne of Gray
Sister Karen Stone of Gray
Sister Gloria Nichols of Olympia Washington
as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews
Visiting hours will be held at Wilson's Funeral home in Gray on Sunday January 15th from 12 to 3pm
A service will be held later this summer.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Pastor Vail for his kindness and friendship he has shown to Tina over the past 3 years.
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