Larry "Buster" Durkin

DurkinLarry "Buster" Durkin
(Baseball, 1956)

This 1956 pitcher won three extra inning games and threw a no hitter against Staples High School, After his high school graduation, Larry was selected to an All-Star team that played and defeated the Brooklyn Dodger rookie team. From 1956-1958, Larry was in the United States Marine Corps. For 44 years, Larry worked for Berol USA and the Waterbury companies until his retirement in 2004. Larry is very involved in community service activities. He is a Eucharistic Minister at Saint Gregory's Church and past co-coordinator of their RICA (Rite of Christian Initiation) program. He also hosts pre-baptism classes. He serves as Eucharistic Minister at Glen Crest Senior Citizen facility. Larry is also an active a member of the Catholic War Veterans, Danbury Post 1042. He is a member of the executive board, their past third vice commander, a trustee and a member of their scholarship committee. Larry visits the Veterans Hospital in West Haven several times a year to organize bingo games for the hospitalized veterans. For many years, Larry was a driver for "Wellness on Wheels", a medical service program provided by the Danbury Visiting Nurses and Danbury Hospital. A member of the Richter Park Golf League, Larry was also a long time player in the Industrial Softball League, winning the batting title numerous times. Inducted into the Old Timers Association in 2002, Larry is an active member of their selection, awards, program, and "in memory of" committees. Legendary Danbury High pitcher and community service superstar.