hgazette.com, Haverhill, MA

October 31, 2013

Margaret "Billie" Dufresne, 86


Saylorsburg, PA — Margaret "Billie" E. Dufresne passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, October 25th at home.

She was the loving wife of Clement "Duff" P. Dufresne who passed away in 2008.

She was born in Haverhill, MA, daughter of the late William and Ethel (Owens) Powers.

She was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Gilbert, Pa.

Billie volunteered as a Candy striper at the Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, NJ and the Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville, Pa. She loved to play golf and got a Hole in One at the Harbor Hills Golf and Country Club. She was an avid Red Sox fan and loved to read and garden.

She will be deeply missed by her daughter, Jody Lutkins and her husband David of Saylorsburg, Pa.; her three grandchildren, Christopher Lutkins of Blakeslee, Pa., Jeffrey Lutkins of Saylorsburg, Pa., and Sara Dufresne of Morris Plains, N.J. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Billie's dog and faithful companion, "Molly," will miss her loving care.

Billie was preceded in death by a son, Michael J. Dufresne; a grandson, Gregory Lutkins and three sisters, Mary Donovan, Helen Hoar and Alice Duncan.

May our memories of Billie continue to bring smiles to our faces, and may we always know that she is near.

ARRANGEMENTS: Services will begin at 10:30 am Saturday, Nov. 2nd at the Donald N. Gower Funeral Home, Inc., Route 209, Gilbert, Pa., followed by a 11:00 am Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Gilbert, Pa.

Family and friends are welcome to offer their condolences during the viewing on Friday, Nov. 1st from 6 pm until 8 pm and Sat., Nov. 2nd from 10 am until 10:30 am at the funeral home.

Billie will be interred next to her loving husband at the Buena Vista Cemetery in Brodheadsville, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, c/o Capital Improvement Fund, P.O. Box 38, Brodheadsville, PA 18322. www.gowerfuneralhome.com.