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Lucille Duford, née Thibeault, passed away peacefully in New Hampshire on Friday, July 25, 2014 surrounded by her family. She worked through her illness and final days the same way she lived her life, with courage, grace and dignity.
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Diane Angeline Gentile and is survived by her husband of nearly 67 years, Maurice Duford and her six sons - Larry Duford of Pasadena, CA, Dave Duford of Cherry Hill, NJ, Don Duford of La Jolla, CA, Len Duford of Tampa, FL, Mike Duford of Simsbury, Ct, and Daniel Duford of Portland, OR. Her 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren filled her life with tremendous joy and pride.
Whether you called her Memere, Aunt, Mom or Lu, you knew her as a warm, giving person with an easy smile or laugh and open welcoming arms. You would feel her love and caring when she gave her undivided attention to hear how you were, and especially when she used her great skills in the kitchen to create a meal or a treat to make you feel special. Her unique ability to comfort family and friends will be greatly missed.
Friends and family are invited to gather on Friday, August 22nd from 6-8 PM at the Petit Funeral Home, 167 Main Street, Pembroke, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, August 23rd at 11:30 AM at St. John the Baptist Church in Allenstown, NH.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The
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Petit Funeral Home
167 Main Street Pembroke, NH 03275
Published in Connecticut Post on Aug. 6, 2014