LEWISTON — Robert Victor Dufour, lifelong resident of 5 Hartford St., Lewiston passed away unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 16, at Central Maine Medical Center.
Robert was born on April 15, 1955, the fourth child of Florien and Lillian Dufour. He was educated in Lewiston schools and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1973.
Bob spent most of his working career at L.L. Bean’s in Freeport. Prior to that he worked at Cottle’s Supermarket and painted houses with his Uncle Don. Along with his father, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was involved in many events such as the Festival de Joie and Bingo. Bob was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching the Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots. He played slow pitch softball for many years and after his playing days were over he could be seen on the local playing fields umpiring. As his parents aged, Bob lived at home and was their primary caregiver. When he wasn’t home with his cat, Precious, he could often be found visiting his mother at D’Youville Pavillion until her death last November. Robert was a dedicated member of the East Auburn Baptist Church. He participated in different men’s groups, helped in the kitchen, and particularly loved ALPHA.
Robert leaves behind his brother Paul Dufour and his wife, Linda, of Turner; his sister, Doris and her husband, Joseph Tutlis, of Carrabassett Valley; and his sister, Linda Baril and her husband, Gerard, of Carrabassett Valley. He also leaves behind three nieces; three nephews; and many grandnieces and nephews, whom he loved dearly.
Robert was predeceased by both of his parents.
You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Robert’s life by visiting his guest book at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.