Father Louis C. Dufour

  • Born: December 2, 1930
  • Died: March 12, 2020
  • Location: Maynard, Massachusetts

Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home

42 Concord Street
Maynard, MA 01754

Tel. (978) 897-7343

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Brother

Rev. Louis C. Dufour of Seabrook NH and Maynard MA, died on March 12, 2020 in D'Youville Senior Care in Lowell. He was 89.

Father Dufour was born in Lawrence on December 2, 1930, the son of the late Chanel G. and Bernadette L. (Hemond) Dufour. Following his 1948 graduation from Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, he entered Saint John's Seminary in Boston. He was ordained in 1958 in Boston.

Among other assignments in the Archdiocese of Boston, Father Dufour served at St. Bridget Parish in Maynard for 20 years, as well as at St. Michael Parish in Bedford.

Father Dufour was a longtime resident of Seabrook, NH. He was a devoted son to his late mother Bernadette. Father Dufour was an avid skier and cherished his ski trips to Europe with friends and family. He enjoyed biking, listening to classical music and playing the piano. In retirement, he enjoyed reading and putting together jigsaw puzzles.

Father Dufour is survived by his siblings Dr. Paul Dufour and wife Doris of Dracut; Emile Dufour and husband Fred Riley of Lowell; Henri Dufour and wife Margaret of Westborough; his sister-in-law Germaine Dufour of Holden; his nieces, Suzanne Deedy, Linda McHugh and Maidread McEachern; nephews, Joseph, Kevin and Henri Dufour and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Chanel Dufour and Rev. Rene Dufour and nephew, Paul Dufour. The family would like to thank the staff at D'Youville Senior Care for their care and compassion.

Out of caution due to the coronavirus outbreak, there will be no calling hours. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 21 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Bridget Church, 1 Percival Street, Maynard. Burial will follow in St. Bridget Cemetery, Maynard.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Clergy Health and Retirement Trust (https://clergytrust.org/ways-to-give)


Condolence & Memory Journal


Sorry to hear of his passing. My family and I always liked Fr. DuFour. Condolences to his family.

Posted by Cindy Rodday - Maynard, MA   April 06, 2020

When I was an elementary school student I used to take piano lessons from Mrs. Hebert in Maynard. Fr. DuFour took lessons right before I did. When I hadn't been practicing as much as I should have Fr. DuFour used to encourage me and tell me that he didn't practice that week either. He always made me feel better...and he made me laugh! Sorry to hear of his loss.

Posted by Mary Young - Hudson, MA   March 20, 2020


Such a nice man. God Bless.

Posted by Shirley Goguen - Saratoga, CA   March 20, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss! He was such a fun loving soul and I have such fond memories growing up with him and spending time with him and Fr. Renee! May he Rest In Peace!

Posted by Patti Diaz-Lawton - Ada, MI - Friend   March 20, 2020

Remembering a sermon when I was a young mother. Father Dufour was out of town staying with a family who had 5 children. He said, the closest thing to praying for this mother of 5 was when her child sneezed and she said, God bless you He was always available if you needed him! Great priest,
great person!

Posted by Fran Curcio - Maynard, MA - Friend   March 15, 2020

The Malcolm family (Jack, Sheila, Tracy and Steve) have nothing but wonderful memories of our times with Fr. Louis. From our skiing adventures, to our weekends at the Chalet, and all our fun times at Seabrook Beach. He was such a wonderful host and always showed us the best times. We will miss you forever, Louis❤. RIP

Posted by Sheila Malcolm - Maynard, MA - Friend   March 14, 2020

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