Claire S. Dufresne
Date of Passing:
Dufresne, Claire (Sullivan), 93, of Joann Drive, Barrington died peacefully on January 12, 2023 surrounded by her loving family at the Hope Health Hospice Center, Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward Dufresne.
Born in Concord, NH, a daughter of the late John R. and Elena “Lena” (Healey) Sullivan, she lived in Barrington for 62 years. She was a graduate of Mount St. Mary’s College, NH and received her Master’s degree from Boston University.
Mrs. Dufresne was a Librarian at St. Andrews School, Barrington for 10 years before retiring in 1988.
Claire was a communicant, Eucharistic Minister and Chairwoman of the Bereavement Committee at St. Luke’s Church. She enjoyed reading, poetry and spending time with her loving grandchildren.
She is survived by a son, John R. “Russ” Dufresne and his wife Elizabeth of Saunderstown; two grandchildren, Samuel G. Dufresne and his wife Stephanie and their son John “Jack” Dufresne of Kingston and Abigail E. Dufresne of Providence and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Monday morning January 16, 2023 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside from 9 a.m.- 11 am. , followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington at 12 noon. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Claire’s memory to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 964 Main Street, Pawtucket, 02860 would be deeply appreciated.