Cumberland Foreside, ME — Annette Rose (Letourneau) Dufresne, 75, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by all six of her loving children on Saturday, February 23 2013.
Annette was born on July 25, 1937 in Lewiston, Maine, the daughter of Pierre Letourneau and Jeanne (Provencher) Letourneau. She is predeceased by her sister Jeanine Fillion, her brother Roger Letourneau, and son-in-law Wayne Bonoff. Annette is survived by all of her children: Donna Dugal & husband Greg Dugal, James Dufresne, Ann Town & husband James Town, Ruth Dufresne, Rachel Dufresne, and Mary Sauschuck & husband Michael Sauschuck. Annette is survived by her grandchildren: Abraham Dugal & wife Anna Dugal, Dylan Town and Cassidy Town, Dana Dufresne-Bonoff; and great grandchild Everett Dugal.
Annette graduated St. Mary’s School of Nursing with high honors in 1958. She worked at Maine Medical Center as an operating room nurse where she was highly regarded for her skill and expertise. After 38 years of service, she retired as Head Nurse of the Cystoscopy OR Unit. Annette was very proud of her accomplished career as a nurse.
Annette touched the lives and hearts of many people; she was an inspiration to all who knew her. She was a strong independent woman who raised six children on her own. Annette devoted her life to her children. She taught them all how to ski and they spent most winter weekends at her Sugarloaf camp. The Sugarloaf area was her refuge and one of her favorite places to be. She took many ski vacations with her children to Austria, Snowbird, Mt Hood, Jackson Hole, Stowe and Lake Tahoe. She also travelled to France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Glacier Nat’l Park, Canada, Scottsdale and the Grand Canyon with her children. Annette thrived in the outdoors and loved gardening in her yard, planting trees, and stacking cords of wood. She loved the view of Mt Washington and Tuckerman Ravine from her deck in Bridgton. Annette was also an avid golfer and a master knitter. She was a jack of all trades who would tackle any project she set her mind to. She continues to be loved and will be missed by all her children, grandchildren and great grandchild.
Per Annette’s request there will be a private celebration of her life with family only.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland to sign Annette’s guestbook.