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Elsie M. Dufresne

1933 - 2010 MANCHESTER, VT Elsie M. Dufresne, 76, of Manchester, passed away at her home on July 15, 2010.

She was born in Manchester Depot on Dec. 12, 1933, daughter of Edward N. and Grace Burroughs Abramson. She was married to Frederick Dufresne, Jr. Frederick passed away in 1975.

Elsie spent a lot of her life cooking in the Manchester area. She cooked for the Manchester Seniors for many years and delivering Meals on Wheels. The last place she cooked was the Svetlova Dance Center in Dorset. Following her time as a cook she worked at the Center Hill Pharmacy until its closing and then was asked to work at the Wilcox Pharmacy, from which she eventually retired. Elsie enjoyed her flower gardens and cherished the time she spent with her family.

She leaves two sons, Jeffrey and Scott Dufresne, both of Manchester; her daughters, Deborah Dufresne and her companion, William McPherson III, of Manchester, and Dee Borrelli and her husband, Timothy, of Washington, N.C.; her sister, Betty Abramson of Ocala, Fla.; her dear friend, Barbara Koscinski, who was to have married Elsie's son, Alan, who passed away shortly before the wedding; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 19, 2010, at 1 p.m. at the BREWSTER FUNERAL HOME, 34 Park Place Manchester, VT. Burial will follow in Dellwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the Brewster Funeral Home on Monday, July 19, from 11 a.m. until the time of service.

Contributions in Elsie's memory may be made to the American Lung Association c/o Brewster Funeral Service PO Box 885 Manchester, VT 05255. For directions or to send personal e-mail condolences to the family, visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.



Published in Bennington Banner on July 17, 2010
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