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Maddox Andrew Duran

December 18, 2017 ~ May 12, 2021 (age 3)


Maddox Andrew Duran, of Cranberry Twp., beloved three year old son of Andrew J. and Samantha D. Diroll Duran, got his angel wings on Wednesday morning, May 12, 2021 in the comfort of his home in his parents’ arms.

Maddox was born with Spina Bifida in Pittsburgh on December 18, 2017. He endured much in his short life, having 21 surgeries at Children’s Hospital in Pgh.  He was the happiest little guy, always smiling through everything.

He loved his movies, especially “Coco”, “Spider-Man into the Spider Verse”, “Hercules” and specifically the live action version of “101 Dalmatians”.

His favorite toys were medical supplies, catheters and nose suctions, mouth swabs, mommy’s hair and water bottles.

The family belongs to St. Aidan Parish.

Surviving are his parents, Andrew and Samantha Duran, his sisters, Paisley, age 8 and Juliette, age 5, his maternal grandparents, John and Tracey Diroll of Churchill, his paternal grandmother, Lynn Patterson (Paul) of Wilkins Twp., his paternal grandfather, Michael Duran (Jayne) of Forest Hills, his maternal great grandmother, Rita Diroll of Swissvale, nephew of J.P. Diroll (Alyssa) of Valencia, Austin Diroll of Churchill, Michael Duran (Alexa) of Wilkins Twp., Meghan Duran of Daytona, FL, Melanie Marsella (Nick) of Wilkins Twp., Paul Patterson (Alicia) of Greensburg, and Jacob Patterson (Starr-Anna) of Verona, and cousin of Lennox, Nash, Kaylee, Sydney, Sawyer and Scarlett.

Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Sunday May 16, 2021 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. Those attending are asked to wear a mask and keep your visit brief to accommodate everyone.

A Celebration of Life will continue on Monday, May 17, 2021 from 2-5 PM at the Adams Township Pavilion in Adams Park, 698 Valencia Rd. Mars, PA 16046. Memorial donations can be made to the Pittsburgh Zoo, the Mario LeMieux Foundation or Make-A-Wish Foundation. Directions and condolences are available at



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