SOUTH PORTLAND - Thomas Paul Duran, 88, of 1700 Broadway died peacefully on November 30, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice in Scarborough with friends, family and the caring staff by his side. Thomas was born in Portland, a son of Michael F. and Mary Flaherty Duran. He attended local parochial schools and was a graduate of Cheverus High School. He was a longtime communicant of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and currently a communicant of Holy Cross Church. Thomas was employed for 8 years at MacDonald Lumber. He retired in 1987 from the Maintenance Department in the Portland School Department after 17 years of employment. Thomas had varied interests. He enjoyed all things Irish and especially enjoyed learning about the family history. Tom's father migrated from Luttermullen Ireland. Tom visited Ireland and liked to travel, he visited 26 states. For several years he was a ham radio operator and belonged to the K1JKT Amateur Radio Club. Tom was also an avid walker, enjoyed karaoke, and was a fan of New England Sports teams. He was predeceased by his parents; sisters, Mary Ellen Duran formerly of Portland, Mrs. Anthony (Barbara) Pardi formerly of Pawtucket, RI , and Mrs. Cecil (Frances) Crone formerly of Providence, RI; brothers, Michael J. Duran and Patrick Duran both formerly of Portland. He is survived by one living brother, John E. Duran of Providence, RI and several nieces, nephews, and cousins' extended family members and many friends including his dear friend Heather Burns.Tom's family would like to thank the staff, nurses and volunteers at both Hospice of Southern Maine and the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for all the care and compassion that they gave. Visitation will be held 2 to 4 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. Prayers will be recited at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home followed by a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Cross Church, Corner of Broadway and Cottage Road, South Portland. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. Those desiring may make memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074, or to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Portland, PO Box 7830, Portland, ME 04112.Online condolences may be expressed below.