Adrian F. Durant

September 30, 2022
Adrian F. Durant

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Adrian Fitzgerald “Jake” Durant, 55, of Williamsburg, passed away on September 30, 2022. He was born in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada and moved to Pennsylvania at the age of eight. Adrian is survived by Jacob, his beloved son; Gaye, Jacob’s mother; Ingrid and Richard, his parents; Thomas and Tina, his siblings; Chloe, his therapy puppy.

He graduated from the New England Culinary Institute after discovering a passion for cuisine. After completing his degree, he lived and worked in Boston, Massachusetts and Newport Beach, California. Adrian settled in Virginia in the ‘90s to work as the Banquet Chef for the College of William and Mary. Most recently, he worked as the Executive Chef for Eurest Dining at Canon.

Adrian was a devoted father who enjoyed all things Boy Scouts with his son Jacob. In addition to being an active leader in Boy Scouts of America, he was a true animal lover, fishing enthusiast, avid camper, and outdoor cooking specialist. Adrian loved baking for friends and family and was known to make the best banana bread and cheesecake in Williamsburg.

Celebration of Life
Saturday, October 8, 2022 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Bucktrout Funeral Home
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188


In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Heritage Humane Society of Williamsburg
430 Waller Mill Road
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185

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Bucktrout Funeral Home
  • Saturday, October 8, 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • October 09, 2022
    Charlie Martino and Kathryn Key says:
    Adrian was always a happy and friendly neighbor! We enjoyed our conversations and watching him race his electric car with Chloe in fast pursuit. We will miss you….god bless.

  • October 03, 2022
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  • October 03, 2022
    Sandra says:
    I’m going to really miss u,It was a pleasure knowing you Cookie

  • October 03, 2022
    Patrice says:
    Gone but not forgotten you will truly be missed. The laughter, the food you cook and the kind spirit you gave to me and the eurest team at canon. You will always be missed. See you a later chef adrian but never goodbye.😢❤️Love Patrice