Michael Robert Durand

  • Born: May 21, 1970
  • Died: January 29, 2018
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband and Friend

Michael Robert Durand passed away on January 29, 2018, at the age of 47 years after a brief illness. He was born on May 21, 1970 in Marlborough, MA., the son of Raymond J. Durand and Rebecca R. Durand.

A resident of Manchester, NH., Michael grew up in Marlborough, MA. He was employed at Fireye Inc., in Derry, NH., for several years as an Account Specialist in the Finance Department.

Michael was introduced to and enjoyed clogging for many years. He transitioned from performer to instructor in which he taught many students the enjoyment and love of clogging. Michael, along with fellow performers, had the honor and opportunity to perform at the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, TN. Alongside and beyond clogging, Michael enjoyed painting, traveling, meeting new people, spending time with family and friends, helping others, and enjoying life to its fullest. He was a remarkable man and husband – selfless, and loving and caring with a heart of gold. Michael, most of all, enjoyed spending lots of time with his husband, Stephen Hinman. In addition to the aforementioned interests and passions, Michael had a love for learning, in and out of the classroom.

Michael attended Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH., to pursue higher education from an Associate degree to Masters. His most recent endeavor was as an online graduate student. Michael graduated Sunday, May 14, 2017 with the degree of Master of Science in Marketing. He was a member of Phi theta Kappa Honor Society.

In addition to his husband, Michael is survived by his father Raymond R. Durand of Orlando, FL., his mother Rebecca R. Durand of Marlborough, MA., his brother Steven Durand of Fort Lauderdale, FL., and his cousin Paula Durand of Milford, NH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire via phone or online. Phone donations: 603.472.3647, ask for Kelly for assistance. Online donations: http://www.rescueleague.org. Click Donate in the upper right-hand corner on the home page, choose dollar amount, and then choose In Memory for Donation Dedication. Please indicate in memory of Michael Durand.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Will miss you Michael. Loved you always and will cherish the years you lived with us!

Posted by David & Landi Marrella    February 14, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with Michaels husband and Family.
I grew up with Michael and He was such a fun, gentle soul. Rest In Peace Michael.❤

Posted by Beth (AherN) Barclay - Australia - Friend   February 11, 2018

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. I have such wonderful memories of Michael - his wonderful artistic talent and a fabulous sense of humor. I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Grace Sheldon Lyons - Charlotte, NC - Friend   February 09, 2018

Michael you have left us much too soon. We will miss you. RIP

Posted by Cindy Babcock - Bolingbrook, IL - Coworker   February 09, 2018

Our hearts are with you Stephen and Michael's family. There is no reasonable explanation for losing a spouse before his time. Wishing you good memories to help you through these difficult days.

Posted by Mileva and Eugene Loo - Bow, NH - Friend   February 08, 2018


My heart goes out to Stephen, Becky, Ray & Stevie Dana! Michael was such an important part of my childhood & teen years. I always enjoyed hanging out with him at shows and babysitting him and Stevie. You will be missed my friend. You were taken way too soon!

Posted by Dianne Sharon Marcotte - Marlborough, MA - Family Friend   February 08, 2018

Michael my friend thank you for being there for me when I needed my friends the most. I will miss you and never forget all the good times we had. RIP my friend until we meet again

Posted by Diane Launier - Hooksett, NH - Friend   February 07, 2018

An honour to have been a friend , loved and sadly missed .

Posted by Alannah Calver - Telford - Friend   February 06, 2018

Michael was always brimming with love and kindness. He was naturally interested in other people, ready to laugh or cry, as needed, by the person he was with. I am so sorry for your loss, Stephen. I can only try to imagine the heartache you have. If it is any solace, loads of people are thinking of you, wishing you peace, strength and courage. Sincerely, Frances Gunnison

Posted by Frances G - Manchester, NH - Friend   February 06, 2018


I will remember his infectious smile and enthusiasm. Our thoughts and prayers are with Stephen and Michael's family.

Tami & Mindy

Posted by Tami - NH   February 06, 2018

Rest in peace Michael. I have fond memories of you from many years ago.

Posted by David Smith - Manchester, NH - Friend   February 06, 2018

Rest in peace. Thank you for showing me everything you could during the short time we worked together. You were always quick to offer assistance or help me locate people.

Posted by Michael Maigatter - Burlington, MA - Coworker   February 03, 2018

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