Lena Durivage

Obituary of Lena M. Durivage

Lena M. Ecker Durivage, 90, longtime resident of Grant Avenue in South Troy died on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at the Van Rensselaer Manor.

Born in Syracuse, she was the daughter of the late August and Rena (Carnazola) Ecker and the beloved wife of 54 years of William Bernard Durivage, who died on September 11, 2009.

Mrs. Durivage retired from the Leisure Arms Nursing Home in Troy and, prior to raising her children, had been employed by Tiny Town Togs.


A dedicated wife and mother, her main interest was to provide for her family ensuring her children had more than she did. She enjoyed dancing with the Uncle Sam Sparklers and playing bingo, but nothing brought her more joy than spending time with her grandchildren.


Her family called her Lucky Lena because of how good she was at winning contests and games, but deep down her children knew they were the lucky ones for having her as a mother.


Devoted mother of Barbara A. (Edward) Flanigan of Rotterdam, Bernard W. Durivage of Troy, Mary F. (Susan) Durivage of Wareham, MA, Lisa M. (John Orsini) Durivage of Voorheesville and Edward C. (Nancy) Durivage of Slingerlands, cherished grandmother of Shane M. Flanigan, Carrie L. Flanigan Ligocki (Matt Ligocki), Erin M. Flanigan, Luke W. Durivage, Lily M. Durivage and Andrew W. Durivage, also survived by several nieces and nephews.


Funeral service will be private at the convenience of the family followed by a private committal service at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville.


Special thanks to staff who cared for her at the Van Rensseelaer Manor.


Those desiring, may make memorial contributions to the Van Rensselaer Manor Activities Department, 85 Bloomingrove Drive, Troy, New York 12180, in memory of Lena M. Durivage.


Funeral arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc., 565 Fourth Avenue, Troy, New York 12182. (518) 235-0952.


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