David M. Durand

David M Durand, of Abington, passed away peacefully October 20, 2021 following a courageous battle with cancer. A native of Randolph, Dave was the son of the late Gerald and Mary Durand. He was a US Navy Veteran and the proud owner and operator of Dave’s Auto Body in Randolph for 38 years.

Dave married his high school sweetheart Sandy (Conrad) Durand in 1968 and they experienced over 53 years of unconditional love together. They enjoyed several trips to Bermuda, family trips to Disney and Falmouth, and their weekly Sandy’s Sunday Fun Day outings!

Along with his wife Sandy, his greatest loves were his three children, four grandchildren and his loyal pup.

He is survived by his daughters Kim Brosnan (wife of the late Jon Brosnan), Kerry DiLorenzo and his son Bud Durand and his wife Elizabeth. He also leaves behind his cherished granddaughters Camryn Brosnan, Jordyn, Madison and Danielle DiLorenzo. His beloved dog Cosmo never left his side.

He is also survived by his brother-in-law Richard Conrad and his wife Marie and Helen Conrad, the wife of the late Roy Conrad. He will be remembered fondly by many extended family members and friends.

Dave was an avid golfer and a longtime member of the Easton Country Club. He tended to his immaculate yard and flowers with great care, always making sure that his grass was the greenest on the street. He was known as “Mr. Fix It” to his children and grandchildren as he was the one to call if they ever needed help with anything. We will never forget watching him drive down the streets on his ride-on lawnmower “The Hustler,” enjoying a cigar while he mowed the lawns of his children.

In his final years Dave spent time with those he loved the most. He laughed, reminisced, biked, puttered around his yard, traveled to see the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park, and loved the people around him fiercely. He will be forever missed and always remembered. We all feel so incredibly lucky to have had the chance to know and to love him.

Visiting hours will be held at the Hurley Funeral Home, 134 So. Main St. (Rt. 28), Randolph, on Monday, October 25th from 4-7pm. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 26th at 11am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment Central Cemetery, Randolph. Late US Navy Veteran. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dave’s memory can be made to Old Colony Hospice via www.oldcolonyhospice.org/donation-overview.

Dad, Grampy, Dave- Don’t forget we love you.


First Name: Jim & Gerry
Last Name: Cody
City: Randolph
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 10/22/2021

We were saddened to hear of Dave's passing
Please know you are in our thoughts at this time. Dave was a great guy.

First Name: Don
Last Name: Ross
City: Waban
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 10/23/2021

Dave was a wonderful guy and welcoming to me and my family. He and Sandy are the most hospitable hosts. We will always remember the festive Christmas Eve parties and his generosity. He will be missed.

First Name: Danielle
Last Name: O’Connor
City: Oakville, ON
State: FM
Country: Canada
Entry Date: 10/24/2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember staying at the Durand’s during our Disney tours and always feeling so welcomed by both Dave and Sandy. Dave was very gracious and kind and you could see that his family meant everything to him. My deepest condolences.

First Name: Nancy
Last Name: O'Meara
City: Tarzana
State: CA
Country: usa
Entry Date: 10/24/2021

Heaven has certainly gained an angel.

Beautiful memories of him and his amazing family.

Sending Loving thoughts your way,

Big Hugs,


First Name: Robin
Last Name: Seaholm
City: Clinton
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 10/25/2021

Kim, I'm so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

First Name: Joe
Last Name: Rintone
City: Boca Raton
State: FL
Entry Date: 10/25/2021

Our family was so sorry to hear about Dave's passing. I will always have fond memories of Dave, and when he worked out of one of my dad's garages. Best wishes to you all

First Name: Bill
Last Name: MacAusland
City: Duxbury
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 10/26/2021

I have a lot of fond memories as a kid playing softball games on Sandy Neck beach and camping with Dave and the family. I will always remember how full of life he was. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My prayers to all the family. I am sure Dave will be sorely missed by all. Sending prayers your way.

First Name: Frank
Last Name: Sullivan
City: Bridgewater
State: MA
Country: usa
Entry Date: 11/01/2021

Very sad to hear about Daves passing. The greatest time of my life was working for and with Dave. He was a great man taught me and guided for many years. Dave, you will be missed.

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