Molly O. Durkin, 29, of Northborough


Molly O. Durkin, 29, of NorthboroughMolly 0. Durkin lost her struggle with life. After many attempts she succumbed to the call of the wild.

Molly was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on November 19, 1991. She lived in Holden for 5 short years before moving to “Little Waco” in Northborough. It was here where Molly lived and loved. She loved to ride horses, she loved to explore the woods, she loved all animals, birds, reptiles anything that Mother Nature provided. She was a child of the woods.

She attended Algonquin Regional High School, graduating in 2010. She then attended Tri County Community College in Clemson, South Carolina prior to studying at Worcester State College. Molly’s passion was less for books and more for sports, exercise and people. She loved being in, and on the water and looked forward to hiking through unknown areas with her trusty companion “Sadie”. She lived to watch life unfold in a bold panorama of things, color and beauty.

Molly worked as an executive assistant for the CEO of LAER Realty Partners. She then moved to Phoenix, Arizona where she resided for four years while working in the service industry, and real estate business. She quickly took to the city; Phoenix became a part of her. When she came home, she missed it, but acclimated quickly to the Northeast again.

Molly embraced her periods of recovery, addressing students, peer AA meetings, Narcotics Anonymous, and sharing her pride of the recovery process. She was an excellent speaker with a gifted and keen sense of humor; she was bright, articulate and beautiful. Resourceful, gracious, kind; she was a fighter. She was a VIKING!!
Molly was preceded in death by her sister Casey in December of 2020. The resulting hole that was left by Casey’s passing was never quite filled. Molly became a fitness guru, working out daily and rebuilding her body and heart for the year ahead. She was unafraid and loved a challenge. Molly made friends wherever she walked in life. She was a gift to share.

Excelling at verbal debate, Molly would defend her position with style, grace and dignity and knowledge. She was passionate, and much like her grandfather, a proponent of the underdog.

Molly was “Daddy’s girl” through and through, and will be missed by her mother, Barbara Johnson Durkin; and father, Michael L. Durkin; Uncle Joseph and Aunt Suzanne Durkin, Uncle Sean Durkin, Aunt Kathleen and Uncle Michael Borsuk, and two cousins whom she remained close with, Sean Patrick Durkin Jr and Connor Durkin. She will also be missed by her close friend Kevin, her close friend Alexis, by her dog Sadie and the many people she helped in Recovery along the way.

A time of visitation will take place from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, September 1st in St. Mary’s Parish, 640 Main Street, Shrewsbury. A funeral Mass will immediately follow at 11:30 a.m. Molly will then be laid to rest beside her beloved sister in Howard Street Cemetery, Northborough.

In place of flowers kindly consider the Joseph S. Durkin Relief Fund, in Memory of Molly Durkin, 9 Ledgewood Drive, Boylston, MA 01505. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main Street, Northborough.

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