Marcella Dufour

Marcella D. Dufour (Douphinett)

Friday, April 22nd, 1921 - Sunday, February 14th, 2021
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Marcella (Douphinett) Dufour, 99, of Nashua, passed away February 14, 2021 at Langdon Place of Nashua.

She was born on April 22, 1921 in Franklin, NH, a daughter of Francis and Mary (Hebert) Douphinett.
She was a longtime resident of Nashua, having moved here with her husband John from Manchester in 1948.

Marcella and John met in 1940 while students at Keene Teachers College in Keene, NH. They were married on October 17, 1944 in Seattle, Washington, where Lt. Dufour’s ship, USS Concord, was in port for repairs.

Marcella was a graduate of Franklin (NH) High School. After working for a year in Franklin she left for college at Keene, where she received a bachelor’s degree in home economics education. Marcella suspended her teaching career to raise four boys. She eventually returned to teaching in the Nashua school system, where she worked as a substitute teacher at Nashua High School and taught night classes in sewing.

Marcella was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church in Nashua. She enjoyed travel, gardening, cooking, sewing, and weekends on the garage sale circuit with her husband John. She was truly at her happiest when surrounded by her loving family or visiting with her dear friends.

Marcella is predeceased by her loving husband, John D. Dufour who passed December 20, 2007.

Marcella is survived by son Jay and his wife Nancy Dufour, son Jim Dufour and his wife Junjie Fang, son Peter and his wife Leslie Dufour, son Paul and his wife Marsha Dufour; Grandchildren Martha Dufour Dunham, Matt Dufour, Daniel Dufour, Patrick Dufour, Hilary Dufour, Paul Dufour, and Tess Dufour; Great-grandchildren, Lucas Dunham and Elin Dufour; several nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: Due to Covid regulations and safety concerns, services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Those who wish to make a memorial contribution in Marcella’s loving name, may do so to the New Hampshire Catholic Charities, Attn: Jennifer Merrrill at 100 William Loeb Drive, Unit 3, Manchester, NH., 03109 or visit them online at The Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH., has been placed in charge of arrangements. (603)883-3401 “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER.”
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  • Service

    Davis Funeral Home
    Address Not Available
    Father Michael Kerper
  • Interment

    Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 | 2:30pm
    Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 2:30pm
    St Joseph's Cemetery
    65 Old Bedford Road
    Bedford, New Hampshire
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Bonnie Gondola

Posted at 07:50pm
Marcella figured prominently in my childhood. In fact, for some reason I’ve been thinking of her recently, quite often. I just assumed she was gone, since it’s been many years. I wish I reached out a few years ago when we returned to New Hampshire and I could have see her again.

My parents were friends with John and Marcella and had Lexington MA and Brunswick ME in common. They were Laurie and Elizabeth Harris, now gone 30 and 13 years, respectively.

Marcella loved to sew and she asked my mother if she could make some things for me. Having four sons, she was glad to have a girl to model her creations. One item I absolutely loved and can still picture was a pink coat, almost a coral color. It was exquisite and I loved it a very long time. I’ll never forget Marcella’s kindness and inspiration surrounding the gift of this coat. I treasure this memory and the memory of knowing both Marcella and John. With sincere sympathy and love.
Bonnie Harris Gondola

Barbara and Tom Burnham

Posted at 03:23pm
Jay, Jim, Peter, Paul and the entire Dufour family==
Our sincere sympathy and prayers to you all on the passing of your mom. Marcella was a great lady.

Marianne Burnham

Posted at 02:38pm
My sincere condolences to all of the Dufours. I will always remember Marcella as a smart and kind woman who lived her faith and cherished her family.

Gregory Andruskevich Posted at 11:27am

Condolences to the Dufour family on the loss of your Mom, prayers going up and blessings coming down for all of you but take heart for now she is walking with the King and keeping watch on you from Heaven above.

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