Saturday, February 24, 2018


Edward H. Dufresne

May 7, 1936 - January 27, 2018

Service Date: February 1, 2018

Wednesday, January 31 from 4:00PM until 8:00PM

Obituaries » Edward H. Dufresne

Haverhill – Edward H. Dufresne, 81, husband of the late Catherine A. (Maguire) Dufresne, passed away January 27, 2018 at High Pointe Hospice in Haverhill surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Haverhill, he was the son of the late Cecil Clevesy and Marion (Demarais) Clevesy. Raised and educated in Haverhill, he was a graduate of Haverhill Trade School, Class of 1954. He was employed at Strykes Electric in Haverhill where he began his career as an electrician. Edward was a member of the IBEW Local 103 out of Dorchester from 1963 until 1985. He then became the Electrical Inspector for the City of Haverhill for twenty eight years. Edward also taught Electrical Code classes’ nights at Whittier Vocational Tech in Haverhill. He was an active, lifelong member of St. James Parish. A devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother, he was known for his dedication to his family, his community and his parish. Edward was considered the consummate gentleman whether in his professional life or his personal life. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.


Edward is survived by his children, James T. Dufresne and his wife Carolyn of Plaistow, NH; John C. Dufresne of Haverhill; Anne M. Webster and her husband Richard of Atkinson, NH; Mary E. Dufresne of Haverhill; daughter in law, Bonnie Dufresne of Newton, NH; nine grandchildren, Dawn Dufresne, Jessica Lopez, Katie Webster, Nicole Dufresne, Corey Dufresne, Justine Dufresne, Krystina Dufresne, Molly Dufresne, Kassandra Kemp; seven great grandchildren, Azrial, Zavien, Dylan, Teagan, Tadem, Kenzlee and Amayah; brother, Raymond Dufresne and his wife Helen of Haverhill; brother in law William Demand of Haverhill; sisters Jeanette Marquis of Plaistow, NH; Mildred Wall of Salem, NH; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife he is predeceased by his son Edward H. Dufresne, Jr.; sisters Evelyn Lachapelle and Dorothy Demand. The family would like to thank all of Edwards close friends for their love and support.


Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Wednesday, January 31 from 4:00PM until 8:00PM at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main Street, Haverhill. Funeral services will begin Thursday morning at 9:00AM in the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00AM at St. James Church, Winter Street, Haverhill. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to MSPCA at Nevin’s Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook or