1951 – 2003

LEWISTON – Alfred Paul “Monk” Dufour Jr., 52, a resident of Hathaway Hill Road, Livermore, died Friday morning, June 6, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

He was born March 14, 1951, in Farmington, the third of eight children to Alfred Paul and Marguerite (Gallant) Dufour Sr. He attended St. Rose of Lima Elementary School in Chisholm and was a graduate of Livermore Falls High School in 1969.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, serving from 1970 – 1974 at St. Petersburgh, Florida; Kodiak, Alaska, and Fort Totten, N.Y. He was a lifetime member of AMVETS Post #33, Jay. Upon returning home from the service, he went to work at International Paper’s Androscoggin Mill in Jay, where he worked for 34 years as a millwright. He was a member of UPIU Local #14 and the Quarter Century Club. During the strike, he worked as an outside machinist at Bath Iron Works.

He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast, Harley Davidson memorabilia collector, and a long-time member of the United Bikers of Maine. He frequently attended the New England sidecar rallies with his children and other various motorcycle events. He often boasted that he “attended every toy run and had the T-shirts to prove it,” even dressing as Santa for this event.

Following his long search for someone with whom to grow old, he met his soulmate, Brenda Bean, and married her on Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Jan. 8, 2000. Everyone knew him as a loving family man and good friend to many. He enjoyed summers at Dummers Beach in Weld and took charge of camping and cooking. He told a great joke and loved to tease. Monk’s goal during rehabilitation was to attend his son Damien’s wedding to Mariah Robinson.

He was predeceased by a baby brother, Donald Dufour; his godmother, Josephine Gallant Cabral, and his father, Alfred Paul Dufour Sr.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda, of Livermore; his mother, Maggie Dufour of Livermore Falls; four children, Alfred III, Damien and Desiree, all of Auburn, and their mother, Vickie Martin Audette of Farmington; and Shane Dufour of St. Francois, N.B., Canada, and his mother, Guylaine Soucy; a stepson, Christopher Michael Smith and step-grandson Slade David Smith, of Winterport; siblings, Alfreda Fournier and her husband, Robert of Auburn; Theresa Hamner of West Peru; Paula Greenleaf Rackliffe of Jay; Ronald Dufour and his wife, Mikayla of Jay; Philip Dufour and his wife, Jody of Jay and Craig Dufour and his wife, Barbara of Livermore; his godchild Melissa Fournier of Bristol, R.I.; seventeen nieces and nephews and seven great-nieces and great-nephew.

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