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Gary Peter Durso

February 5, 1954 — January 31, 2024

Nashua, NH

Gary Peter Durso

Gary P. Durso, age 69, of Nashua, NH died January 31 surrounded by his loving family following a courageous and well fought battle with cancer. 

He was born in Stoneham on February 5, 1954 and was the son of the late Alfred and Eleanor (DiDonato) Durso. 

Gary was raised and educated in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1972. He worked as a machinist alongside his father at Mass Machine Works for more than 30 years before going to work for High Tech Machinist of Chelmsford from where he retired in 2022. He was a very hard worker and dedicated to his profession and providing for his family. Gary was an avid New England sports fan, most especially of the Patriots. He also was a collector of vintage baseball cards, a passion which he shared with his son. Gary loved to travel and enjoyed many memorable trips abroad with family. He loved tending to his yard and gardening. 

He was the beloved husband of Donna M. (Dell Isola) Durso, with whom he shared 45 wonderful years of marriage. He was the loving father of Gary Durso, Jr. of Nashua, NH and Amanda Durso of Merrimack, NH. He was the brother of Stephen A. Durso and his companion Jeannine Shaw of Whitinsville, MA and Peter F. Durso and his wife Mariellen of Wells, ME. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and his cherished extended family, especially those in the Dell Isola family, as well as his grand dog, Buddy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Cheryl Durso and his beloved four-legged companion, Maggie May. 

His Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham, MA on Tuesday, February 6 at 10am. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home, 322 Main St., Stoneham on Monday, February 5 from 4-8pm. Interment, Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. 

Memorial donations in Gary’s name may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741. 

Past Services


Monday, February 5, 2024

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home

322 Main St, Stoneham, MA 02180

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

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