Doris A. (Durand) Major Obituary

Doris A. (Durand) Major
  • Donations in Doris' memory may be made to United Teen Equality Center (UTEC), 34 Hurd St. Lowell, MA 01852.

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“So sorry to hear that Doris has passed away, she was such a loveable and sweet lady all of her life. When I was born, my mother named me after her....Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Doris Boulard - Nashua, NH

“To Jessica and family, We are sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories. Love you lots, Jessica! ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Nancy Moore - Holland, MA

“I met your lovely grandmother in November. I am sorry for your loss, am thinking of you and your family. ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Collie Bonin San Ramon Costa Rica

Memere and Jessica on our first trip together! To Disney World. “I remember so many adventures with Memere by my side, whether down to street to the store or on my first plane trip, she has shared so many important...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Jessica Moore Wilson - Lowell, MA

“I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to meet Memere. She was a lovely woman. Our thoughts are with you John, Carol, Jessica and Beth. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Jane and Jamie


Mrs. Doris A. (Durand) Major, 94, died Sunday morning at D'Youville Senior Care Center.
Born in Lowell, April 14, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Parmelia (Dalphond) Durand.
She was a graduate of St. Louis Grammar School. She retired from Raytheon in 1984 where she worked for many years as an assembler. She also fondly remembered her work at Megowen Educator Food Co. (the Crax), Jampa Dress Shop, and Hathaway Mens' Shirts.
She was a hard-working, generous and caring woman who will always be remembered for her love and devotion to her family, friends, and neighbors. She gave to many charitable causes in Lowell and throughout the Merrimack Valley. She had a wonderful sense of humor and loved telling stories about growing up and living in her hometown.
She is survived by her son, John J. Wilson and his wife, Carol C. (Cognac) Wilson; her daughter, Jeanne Wilson; her grandchildren, Ian Wilson and his partner, Kerry Murray; Jessica K. Moore Wilson and her husband, Peter Moore; and Beth Wilson-Lampro and her husband, Erick Lampro; three great-grandchildren, Ryan Wilson, Liam Wilson, and Evelyn Lampro; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, grandnieces, grandnephews, and dear friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Hollis M. Major, and her son, Robert Wilson. She was the youngest sister of the late Annette Tobin, Swibert Durand, Leo Durand, George Durand, Alice Dalphond, Cora Analdo, Ora Fascione, Evelyn Pihl, and Raymond Durand.