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Maureen Dufour

Maureen Helen Dufour

January 28, 1940 - December 10, 2018
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Obituary

Maureen Helen Dufour (nee Kelly) age 78, passed away on Monday, December 10, in Cincinnati, Ohio, her home since 1981.

Maureen was born in New York on January 28, 1940, the first of Edward and Jessie Cobane Kelly's six children. The Kelly family lived in Providence, RI from 1944 until 1957 when they moved to Scranton, PA. Maureen was a 1961 graduate of Marywood University and held a master's degree in education from the University of Rhode Island.

Maureen lived in Philadelphia after her college graduation and began a teaching career in secondary education. There she met Alfred Dufour. They married in 1964 and moved to Rhode Island where Al pursued his Ph.D. They loved RI and the Narragansett Bay Area. They raised their three sons, enjoyed sailing on their boat Sacajawea and made many friendships through Maureen's active spirit of volunteerism.

After Al's career brought them to Cincinnati, Maureen taught in special education programs and was active in community organizations. She remained active in her church, teaching religious education and participating in various activities in her parish.

She was a voracious reader, politically astute debater, and passionate advocate for the less fortunate. She loved to travel; she visited many countries, often with a humanitarian purpose, always with an open mind and heart.

She was a loyal friend to many. Her kindness made it impossible for her to find fault with others. Even when she was physically weak, she was capable of dangerously tight hugs. The messages in those squeezes remain clear to all of us who were lucky recipients. She loved you.

She is survived by her husband Al and her two sons Matthew and Jonathan, all of Cincinnati, a sister-in-law Maxine Cloutier of Michigan and sisters Kathleen Hoban and Rosemary Morgan and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Elise and her son William Todd, and three brothers, Edward, Kevin and Denis Kelly.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Anderson Twp., on Monday, December 17th at 10 am. Friends may visit at the church on Monday from 9 to 10 am. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to http://www.tinroof.org/
T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home serving the family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, December 17, 2018 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    When
    Monday, December 17, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
    Location
    Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
    Address
    7820 Beechmont Ave.
    CINCINNATI, OH 45255
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  • Service

    Monday, December 17, 2018 | 10:00am
    When
    Monday, December 17, 2018 10:00am
    Location
    Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
    Address
    7820 Beechmont Ave.
    CINCINNATI, OH 45255
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  • Interment

    Location
    Gate of Heaven Cemetery
    Address
    11000 Montgomery Rd
    CINCINNATI, OH 45249
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Robert

Posted at 08:05pm
My sincere sympathy to family and friends of Maureen. It causes great pain to lose those we love so dearly. It has helped myself and others when we remember that they now safely rest in the loving memory of our Grand Creator. Waiting for the fulfillment of His Promised Purpose. Also, may your own good and loving memories of Maureen help to soothe your hearts. ( Revelation 21 : 3-5; Acts 24 : 15; Psalms 37 : 11, 34 )
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Sherrie Heyse

Posted at 09:33am
Fred and I have heave hearts at the loss of Maureen. She was a smiling face and friend at IHM. We will all miss her lovely spirit.
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Rae Scott

Posted at 10:06pm
Will be missed. Maureen is easy to đź’• love , a giving person!
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The Original Pancake House

Posted at 08:55pm
Your friends and family at The Original Pancake House sending prayers for your peace.
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Debra Krummel

Posted at 01:04pm
To Maureen’s family, she was one of the fiercest huggers that I knew. I enjoyed teaching PRP with her at IHM. Her smiles and person will be missed. My sympathy to you all.
Sincerely,
Debra Krummel
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