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MADAWASKA - Majella "Lola" Parker Dufour, age 86, wife of the late Valmon Dufour, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, at a Madawaska health care facility. She was born on April 24, 1929, in Campbellton, NB, Canada, daughter of the late Edmond Parker and Eva Goulet Parker.

She was survived by two daughters, Louise Olliges and her husband Art of Ormond Beach, FL; Rachel Dufour and her partner, Rebecca Kokemor of Santa Rosa, CA; three sons, David Dufour and his wife Janet of Cincinnati, OH; Norman Dufour and his wife Janice of Madawaska; Patrick Dufour of Madawaska; two brothers, Elmer Parker of Dalhousie, NB, Canada; Maurice Parker of Toronto, Ont., Canada; two sisters, Rosie Coulombe of Dalhousie, NB, Canada, Rachel Ann Poirier of Mississauga, Ont. Canada; six grand children Ben Olliges, David Dufour Jr., Jonathan Dufour, Sarah Dufour, Andrea Dufour and Katelyn Dufour; and five great grand children, Joselyn Gant, Eva Kate Dufour, Holden Olliges, Harper Olliges and David Valmon Dufour III.

Lola was predeceased by her husband, Valmon Dufour; two brothers and two sisters, Everett Parker, Gertrude Shannon, Eva LeBlanc and Lionel Parker.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Ridgewood Estates for their care and compassion.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10am on Friday, September 4, 2015 at the St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Family and friends may call at Lajoie Funeral Home from 6-8pm on Thursday and from 9am until 9:45am on Friday before the Mass. Interment will immediately follow in the St. David Cemetery. Contributions in Lola's memory may be made to Alzheimer's Disease Research, 383 US Route One #2C, Scarborough, ME 04074. For online condolences, please visit www.lajoiefuneralhome.com
Published on  September 3, 2015
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