Durval T. Machado, age 49, of Johnson City, NY, formerly of West Haven and loving husband to Deborah Johnson Machado, passed away at Yale New Haven Hospital on January 1, 2017. He is survived by his mother Fernanda (Fernandes) Machado of Stonington, CT, loving father to Brittany and Morgan Machado of Johnson City, NY, his sister Carmen Pietraallo of Westerly, RI, brothers Louie Machado of Stonington, and Manuel Machado of Newington, CT. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. He is pre-deceased by his father Durval T. Machado Sr. Durval attended St. Michael's School, Pawcatuck, CT and graduated from Stonington High School. He went on to Central CT State College (now University) where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance. Durval worked for Sikorsky Aircraft for 14 years, then Lockheed Martin in NY for 11 years, and was just recently hired by Lockheed-Sikorsky in CT. Durval had a love for the Connecticut shoreline and was excited to be returning to Connecticut after residing in upstate New York for the past 11 years. He had a great appreciation of antiques and art and enjoyed attending auctions in his spare time. Friends are invited to visit with Durval's family on Saturday February 25, 2017 from 5-6:30pm in the BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave. West Haven. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held following the visitation at 6:30pm. Contributions in his memory may be made to his daughters' college fund. Arrangements are in care of Beecher & Bennett-Taylor Funeral Home, West Haven.

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  1. Durval, I was the spoiled baby of the family, yes, for 14 years until you were born. I was jealous at first but then grateful by how you filled our family with love and so much joy. I will also tell you that I was grateful as I entered my mischievous teen years that parental attention was diverted to you ‘ thank you.

    Through the years, we became closer, and followed similar paths. We both went to Stonington High School, Central Connecticut State College majoring in accounting and finance, we married and both had 2 wonderful daughters. Geez, couldn’t you have had 1 boy to be different? I kid, you know, as we often

    did and bantered with each other ‘ I’m going to miss that.

    I’m going to miss you as the loving husband, father, brother and uncle. I’m going to miss the fun, generous guy who brightened up a family gathering or vacation, always had a kind word for everyone and when hosting, made sure everyone was well fed and everyone’s drink full. I’m going to miss our texting and 3 to 4 hour talks on the telephone discussing investment strategies,

    politics, family and pretty much everything under the sun. Boy did we like to debate and challenge each other or what? I’m smiling at the thought of how most of our marathon phone conversations ended with you falling asleep on the other end of the phone and you telling me when we next spoke that you woke up in the middle of the night sitting upright in a chair with the phone in your lap. You just couldn’t admit you were tired, that you had to throw in the towel, that your 14 year older brother had more stamina. Yeah, okay, I didn’t admit it when you out did, out smarted or out maneuvered me either but come on, I must have had at least a 10 to 1 advantage, no? Okay, 20 to 1.

    I’m going to miss you Durval, you left us way too soon, we had so much more to do and talk about, so many more family gatherings ahead of us and vacations to take together. But like our phone conversations I’m not going to say goodbye. You will always have a special place in my heart and you will always be in my happiest memories.

    God bless you Durval, love, Manny

  2. To: Debbie, Britt & Morgan, we are shocked of hearing the news of your husband/father. We love all of you very much and are here for you should you need anything. Our prayers are with your family. May the Lord keep you safe in his arms. Emma, Amy, Jimmy, Brenna, Charlie, Beth, Tonielise & Kayleigh. <3

  3. I was shocked when I heard the news. Durval was one of my first friends when my family moved to the USA. I have many found memories of our childhood. He will be very missed.

  4. My deepest sympathies go out to the Machado family. Durval was indeed a special person and I hope the loving memories of his life comfort you. Manny’s tribute is touching and says it all. My thoughts are with you

  5. Brittany and Morgan AKA \.The Girls\.

    Your Dads passing brings extreme sadness to me. I want the both of you to know that each and every time I was able to see you I noticed with ease how much your Mom and Dad loved you and how much you loved them. The family dynamics in your home were wonderful. Your Mom is here to smile with you and your Dad is above to smile upon you, therefore the wonderful family dynamics shall continue. I love all of you Dearly…

    Love Cousin Bobby

  6. Deb,

    I am so sorry about Durval\’s passing. I would never have imagined writing a letter of condolence to you. Durval will be dearly missed. I knew him to be kind, gentle, witty, intelligent, hard working, courteous, quite the family man and fun loving. I was also blessed to witness the sparkles in your eyes when you looked at one another. I will forever cherish my fond memories him.

    I Love You Cuz and I will always be here for you.

    Bob

  7. Debby, Brittany, Morgan and Family

    My dear wonderful Durval, you were the best son-in-law that any mother could ask for there daughter. A great and wonderful husband, father, brother and uncle that anyone could ask for, You were like a son to me, Words can not express how fantastic you where. My heart is hurting for you Durval it’s just many years too soon. I can’t and won’t say goodbye my dear son-in-law, you will always be in my heart with your smile on your face. Your family and friends have lost you but you will never be forgotten. I know you will be watching over your wife Debby and your two beautiful girl Brittany, Morgan, brother and uncle. Manny did say it all…..

    Rest in Peace Durval

  8. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find strength in the love and support of family and friends. And may you find comfort in God’s promise to soon end ‘all tears, mourning, pain and even death’ Rev. 21:4

    Please be assured you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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