Corinne Antoinette Duroure
February 23, 1962 – June 11, 2018
Corinne Duroure, 56, a great friend, an outstanding lifelong athlete, and someone who shared her joie de vivre with everyone around her, died peacefully after a very brief illness on June 11, 2018. Corinne was the youngest of 3 daughters of the late Richard and Frances Duroure. She grew up outside of Buffalo, NY where she was a gifted figure skater and talented athlete in other sports as well. After graduating from the Rochester Institute of Technology, she moved to the east coast of Florida where she began her professional career as a property manager. She subsequently moved to the west coast to be nearer her parents and aunt and uncle, all of whom were the beneficiaries of her love, care, support and wonderful senses of humor and fun. She was an employee of AFLAC at the time of her death. Corinne spent a great deal of time engaged in athletic activities, all of which where she excelled. These included golf, tennis, swimming and kayaking. Interestingly, but not surprising to anyone who knew her, in between the challenges posed by her illness in the past few weeks, she won a “longest ball” prize at a local golf tournament. Corinne is survived by her fiancé, Thomas White; sisters, Charisse Duroure (Joe Morrone) and Darlene (Pat Walsh); nephews Dan, Kevin and Brian Walsh and her godchildren, Nicole, Nicholina, Melania and Giovanni Monticelli. She is also survived by literally legions of family and friends whose love and support were there for her as she was always there for them. Services will be held 10:00 a.m. June 30, 2018 at Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home,7950 131st St. Seminole Fla. Flowers are gratefully declined. Instead, gifts in Corinne’s memory to The Melanoma Research Foundation 1411 K Street, NW Suite 800 Washington, DC 20005 or online http://secure-web.cisco.com/1HuVhn_lzZMXehcbpqy0kVQuceorOOu36OFxTUqZpQdnwGHY1BsOFls2yJJFJ18sr2I8FKb0ZuFA5i63XPK_DOnKSpeGSh0MyovbhkbTfYzmfub_uJv1mOdRPrnibCSOVfzdoJ5rI_WlSaGjwExhzrZEKJOb5yz8vW2_6Fc0lp9PGw5J5eivMxRIWz8gHNjmA6ppL38mHJRoJx7OtlNoODGFj9B7BMvdmZvCpcd77adVawMnzs1BK2GPzQuBqbhT9Oj5Nn8rCNnhguv1pg7F76Y4CQvmTOCZilsWu0Ntum20L-Wo7nHXCaW6PqZCC9PrQCdVVSjRyR5ORKuAzpmWDGA/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.melanoma.org would be appreciated.
Arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary funeral Home, 7950 131st Street, Seminole, FL 33776 / 727-391-0121.
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Corinne Antoinette Duroure
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June 18, 2018
Corinne was my "sister" by choice not blood. She became my sister over 32 years ago when we started working together in Clearwater. I was older than her but it seems she was always taking care of me or getting me out of challenging situations. She became my daughter, Nichole's second Mom and big sister. She was always there for me, thru employment ups and downs, illness, marriages, divorces, weddings, funerals, births and moved me so many times I lost count. She and I leaned on each other when life dealt us a tough hand, I knew I could count on her and so could my daughter. She became the God Mother to my three grandchildren, Nicholina, Melania and Geovanni. We had so many adventures, New Orleans, New Mexico, Orlando and of course South Florida. We had many laughs and tears and quite a few cocktails along the way. We shared birthdays, baptisms, weddings and holidays together and she made them all special. She could always make me laugh and help ground me when I had some wild idea. She had such an amazing gift of always giving to everyone she met. I have been very blessed that she was in my life and helped me be a better person. She will be missed dearly. I loved this woman with my heart and soul. She will always be with us in our hearts with many wonderful memories.
June 18, 2018
Corinne Duroure has left us here on earth. These are the hardest days of my life. She was a generous, loving, supportive and unselfish woman who always put other people before herself. She was charitable, giving, considerate and kind. She was always involved in something. I know that I am the person that I am today because of her influence. She adored her (God children) more like grandchildren, Nicholina, Melania, and Giovanni. She saw them all of the time and each one of them had a special bond and connection with her. We will miss her with all of our hearts and will always cherish the times we spent together. She was always there when we needed her and was the most loving and caring person. She was selfless and always put others ahead of her. She never wanted people to go out of their way for her. Yet, she did it all of the time for others.
She has touched the lives of so many people and even though she is gone, her memory will live on in all of our hearts forever. Her spirit has not left us. Everyone who was ever touched by her in his or her lifetime should have faith that she will be watching over them because that is just the kind of person she was. Corinne was a remarkable woman and I doubt she ever realized how many, many people she has had an impact on in her lifetime. Cherish the memories you have of her and honor her memory by doing good things for others. This is how she lived her life and there is no better way of honoring her than by following her example. Her love for all of us, all of you, is what is going to pull us all through this. All of the many, many people that who’s lives have been touched by her should take comfort in knowing that right now, she is standing at the gates of heaven, breathing in huge breaths of air. That is what is getting me through this. Knowing that she can finally breathe on her own.
June 18, 2018
So sorry to hear of Corinne's passing; she was always offering a smile and so full of life. I met Corinne when she lived in New England and worked with her for a brief time. I again connected with her when I moved to Florida and we spent a lot of time together as we lived in the same town. I fondly remember our Saturday 60 mile bike rides from Hallandale to Miami beach, only to rest and eat at the News Cafe before our return ride. She always commented "do you think the food here is that great to ride 30 miles each way for lunch"? On one occasion she "petered" out half way home and I had to ride back, get the car, and go and rescue her. We had many laughs over that moment. Sending hugs and prayers to all of you, God Bless.
Deb V/Buffalo, NY
June 16, 2018
Way too early for that infectious smile to be gone. Thoughts and prayers to all. Love you Corrine.
June 16, 2018
My deepest thoughts & prayers go out to the family. She was a wonderful lady.
Elizabeth Vail (Blake
June 13, 2018
I am so sorry to hear about Corinne. I didn't even know she was ill. She was always full of life and lived it to the fullest. It seems like just yesterday when we were all happy and healthy during all of our skating years. Time flies by and we all lose track of each other but we never forget all the happy memories. I was instantly transported to Audubon rink and remembered all of the great people that made up our skating club. I hope all of the happy memories that you shared with Corinne will help ease your sorrow. When I think of her, I smile. That is a great testament to her life and personality. God Bless all of you during this difficult time and know that I am thinking of you and send you big hugs.