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Scholarship fund announced for John Durkin

LEWISTON (WGME) -- Funeral arrangements are made for a Bates College student, killed in Italy. John Durkin died after he was hit by a train in Rome last month. The 21-year-old was studying abroad. Durkin is remembered as an excellent student, football player and friend. Services will be held on March 7 in Rye Beach, New Hampshire. The family is asking for donations instead of flowers to the John Nolen Durkin Scholarship Fund at Bates College. The Durkin family says the fund will help deserving student athletes. Click Here to make a gift online.