Antonito resident Irene M. Duran, 93, went home to be with the Lord on May 27, 2021, peacefully at the Rio Grande Inn. Born on April 26, 1928, in Guadalupe, Colorado, the daughter of Jesus Armenta and Veneranda Martinez Armenta. She was united in marriage to Samuel Duran on June 12, 1946. The two shared a happy and loving union until his passing. Irene devoted her life to caring for her family. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Society, Fatima League and the S.P.M.D.T.U. Irene enjoyed gardening, doing puzzles, watching westerns, selling Avon, cooking and reading.
She will live on through her children Martin (Christine)Duran of Antonito, CO; Julian Duran of Conejos, CO; Barbara (Kenny) Garcia of Manassa, CO; Jimmy (Kathy) Duran of Guadalupe, CO; Shirley Duran of Conejos, CO; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, brother Leo Armenta of Guadalupe, CO. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents Jesus and Venerando Armenta, husband Samuel Duran, son Jesus Duran, siblings Tom Armenta and Filomena Ortega.
A Vigil Service with Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Friday, June 4, 2021, at 7:00 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Conejos. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 12:30 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Los Cerritos Cemetery. To leave online condolences please visit romerofuneralhomes.com. The care of arrangements has been entrusted to Romero Funeral Home of Antonito.