SABATTUS — Raymond J. Dufour, 64, of Sabattus passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, Feb. 3.

He was born in Lewiston on Jan. 9, 1947, a son of the late Claude and Irene (Lacasse) Dufour. On June 19, 1976, he married Louise Morin. They worked and raised their children in Lewiston.

He was known as a very hard worker who never misssed a day of work. He owned and operated his own bar, Duffy’s Place, in the mid- to late ’90s. He worked as a cook and bartender at many of the favorite local restaurants in the area. Although retired since 2008, he could never stop working completely and he continued working part time at the Chickadee Restaurant in Lewiston.

He was a member of The Webber Social Club, Farternal Order of Eagles 618 and the American Legion of New Auburn. He was loyal and devoted to his many friends and family; even at times when he didn’t have much, what he had he shared. He enjoyed deep-sea fishing, loved watching sports and cherished spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his two sons, Jay Dufour and his wife, Mauri, of Lewiston and Curt Dumais and his wife, Karen, of Lewiston; one daughter, Lynsey Dufour of California; four grandchildren, Camren and Conner Dufour, Kati and Chad Dumais; his former wife, Louise Dufour of Lewiston; four brothers, Robert, Jerry, Lou and Donald; several nieces and nephews; very special friends, Paul Roy and Bob Bedard; and many other good friends.

He was predeceased by his parents; and two sisters, Dorothy Rodrigue and Cecile Gilbert.

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