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HAVERILL - Edward H. Dufresne, 81, husband of the late Catherine A. (Maguire) Dufresne, passed away January 27, 2018, at High Pointe Hospice, in Haverhill, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Haverhill, he was the son of the late Cecil Clevesy and Marion (Demarais) Clevesy. Raised and educated in Haverhill, he was a graduate of Haverhill Trade School, class of 1954. He was employed at Strykes Electric, in Haverhill, where he began his career as an electrician. Edward was a member of the IBEW Local 103, out of Dorchester, from 1963 until 1985. He then became the Electrical Inspector for the city of Haverhill for 28 years. Edward also taught electrical code classes nights at Whittier Tech in Haverhill. He was an active, lifelong member of St. James Parish. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother, he was known for his dedication to his family, his community, and his parish. Edward was considered the consummate gentleman in his professional life and his personal life. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Edward is survived by his children, James T. Dufresne, and his wife, Carolyn, of Plaistow, N.H., John C. Dufresne, of Haverhill, Anne M. Webster, and her husband, Richard, of Atkinson, N.H., Mary E. Dufresne, of Haverhill; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Dufresne of Newton, N.H.; nine grandchildren, Dawn Dufresne, Jessica Lopez, Katie Webster, Nicole Dufresne, Corey Dufresne, Justine Dufresne, Krystina Dufresne, Molly Dufresne, Kassandra Kemp; seven great-grandchildren, Azrial, Zavien, Dylan, Teagan, Tadem, Kenzlee, and Amayah; brother, Raymond Dufresne, and his wife, Helen, of Haverhill; brother-in-law, William Demand, of Haverhill; sisters, Jeanette Marquis, of Plaistow, N.H., Mildred Wall, of Salem, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he is predeceased by his son, Edward H. Dufresne, Jr.; sisters, Evelyn Lachapelle, and Dorothy Demand. The family would like to thank all of Edward's close friends for their love and support.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Wednesday, January 31, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main Street, Haverhill. Funeral services will begin Thursday morning at 9 a.m., in the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. James Church, Winter Street, Haverhill. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to MSPCA at Nevin's Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook, or www.comeaufuneral.com.
Published on January 28, 2018
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