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Arthur L. Dufresne Sr. of Chelmsford; formerly of Lowell

1925 - 2021

US Veteran U.S. Army

Visitation

May 3, 2021
4-8 P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St., No. Chelmsford, MA. 01863

Funeral

May 4, 2021
9:30 A.M.
Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St., No. Chelmsford, MA. 01863

Arthur L. Dufresne Sr., 95, of Chelmsford, formerly of Lowell died Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at Belvidere Health Care, Lowell, MA.
He was married to the late Dorothy Dufresne, who died on October 1, 1996.
Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late Harry and Josephine Dufresne.
He proudly served with the U.S. Army in Germany and France during WWII.
Arthur owned and operated Arthur’s Paradise Diner and Arthur’s Restaurant of Lowell.
He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in Chelmsford, MA.
Arthur owned racing horses and was a member of the United Trotting Association.   He enjoyed going to the horse races.  Arthur was a family man, and loved spending time with his children, grand and great grandchildren.
He is survived by his sons, Arthur Jr. and his wife, Jeannine Dufresne of Lowell, James and his wife, Cynthia Dufresne of Groveland, MA and John Dufresne and his companion, Sally Millar of Westminster, MA; daughter, Mary Jo Dufresne of Scarborough, ME and her spouse, Lisa Krom; sister, Doris Nobrega of Derry, NH; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; twelve great great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Henry Dufresne, Agnes Julian and Laura Dufresne.
The family would like to thank the caregivers and employees of both Belvidere Healthcare Center of Lowell and The Atrium of Drum Hill for the love and care he received by all.

Visiting hours Mon., May 3, 2021 from  4 to 8 P.M. Funeral Service Tues., May 4, 2021 at 9:30A.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in his name to either Beacon Hospice, 290 Merrimack St., Unit 242 Lawrence, MA 01843 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.

 

7 Condolences for Arthur L. Dufresne Sr. of Chelmsford; formerly of Lowell

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    Tom Dolan

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    Sorry for your loss I enjoyed a lot of delicious English muffins

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    Michelle Anstiss

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    Cathy and family,So sorry for your loss,I remember Arthur making the best Bootmill ever!
    He was always very nice to me when I went into the diner..May you rest easy.

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    John simmons

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    Rest easy sir the world thanks you for your
    Service and boot mill sandwiches

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    Lisa Reyes

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    Gramps what an amazing person and man to have been on this earth. U will be missed by so many. Thanks to u I’m always makin my boot mills in ur honor. Rest in the sweetest paradise with ur forever love

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    Denise McCarthy

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    Arthur and Jeannine so sorry for your loss. You made everyone’s Friday night bringing him to the Weathervane! He was such a nice man my thoughts are with you and your family.

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    Maureen Vigeant-Taylor

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    My sincere condolences. In the early 70s I would stop by for breakfast before headed to work. Some mornings inward with my Dad and uncles. You were a great guy, cook and will be truly missed. Sending prayers for the family.

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    Maureen Vigeant-Taylor

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    My sincere condolences. In the early 70s I would stop by for breakfast before headed to work. I never had to order. You know what I got. Some mornings i would meet up with my Dad and uncles. You were a great guy, cook and will be truly missed. Sending prayers for the family.

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