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Dufresne - Cohoes, NY 1918-1976
Posted by: Gary A. Craver Date: September 09, 1999 at 14:18:06
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A few years ago, 1993 to be exact, I contacted the Dufresne Funeral Home, Inc. in Cohoes (Albany County), New York in hopes of learing something about my DUFRESNE line that lived in Cohoes since the early 1900's.
Evelyn Dufresne at the Funeral Home was nice enough to copy all the Dufresne records that she couold find in their records. This covers a span of years from 1918 to 1976.

Although I was able to recognize a few of my relations in her list I never really identified any new "breakthrough" information. I came across Evelyn's letter in my files yesterday and thought of posting the contents here in hopes that it may be of help to others (especially if you others are able to connect back to my Dufresne line).

So here is the information from the Dufresne Funeral Home in Cohoes, New York:

Raymond Joseph Dufresne d. 29 June 1918
son of Joseph Dufresne - Canada
and Mary Senecal - Plattsburgh

Henry Dufresne d. 24 February 1920
husband of Mary Dufresne
son of Joseph Dufresne - Canada
and Julia Themineur

Mary Dufresne d. 14 March 1929
wife of Henry Dufresne
daughter of John Cooney - Schuylerville
and Mariah Goeriah - Ireland

Merrick Dufresne d. 26 June 1930
husband of Josephine Benac
son of Raymond Dufresne - Canada
and Emma Nareau - Canada

Marie Louise Dufresne d. 29 July 1930
wife of Joseph Dufresne
daughter of James Senecal - Plattsburgh
and Julia Merit - Plattsburgh

Edna Gabriel Dufresne d. 6 November 1930
daughter of Merrick Dufresne - Canada
and Josopheine Benac - Johnsonville, NY

Joseph Dufresne d. 21 November 1933
husband of Laura Dufresne
son of Joseph Dufresne - Canada
and Julia Themineur - Highgate, Vermont

Mathilda Dufresne d. 9 February 1937
wife of Leon Dufresne
daughter of Philias Duclos - Holyoke, Mass.
and Mathilda Galarneau - St. Edward, Canada

Elizabeth Dufresne d. 17 March 1937
wife of Hormisda Dufresne
daughter of Albert Dame - Canada

Rosanna Dufresne d. 12 September 1940
daughter of David Dufresne - Canada
and Cemence Foy - Canada

Maria Dufresne d. 1 May 1942
daughter of Raymond Dufresne - Canada
and Emma Nareau - Canada

Hormidas Dufresne d. 22 December 1944
husband of Rose Boudreau
son of Raymond Dufresne - Canada
and Emma Nareau - Canada

Paul Dufresne d. 20 May 1945
son of William Dufresne - Watervliet, NY
and Ruth Dalpe - Cohoes
(note from Gary C - this is my Uncle Bill and Aunt Rita, with cousin Paul).

Albert William Dufresne d. 17 March 1950
husband of Armenia Surprenant
son of David Dufresne - Canada
and Clemente Foy - England

Marie Emma Dufresne d. 15 May 1953
wife of Raymond Dufresne
daughter of D'Alexis Nareau - Canada
and Angele Monjean - Canada
mother of Lea Dufresne

Joseph Dufresne d. 23 September 1954
husband of Mary Louise Senecal
son of David Dufresne
and Clemence Wailles
father of Henry Dufresne

Regeo Dufresne d. 17 September 1955
husband of Pauline Laforest
son of Eugene Dufresne
and Stephanie Cote
father of Lise Dufresne

Armenia Dufresne d. 12 September 1963
wife of Albert Dufresne
mother of Arthur Dufresne

Leon Dufresne d. 25 September 1963
husband of Genevieve Ryan
son of Raymond Dufresne
and Emma Nareau

Arthur J. Dufresne d. 6 March 1966
son of Albert Dufresne
and Armenia Surprenant

Josephine Dufresne d. 22 October 1970
wife of Merrick Dufresne
mother of Merrick Dufresne (Jr.)

Arthur Dufresne Sr d. 13 August 1976
son of Joseph Dufresne - Canada
and Julia Themineur

Evelyn goes on to say: "My husband is David Dufresne, his father was Arthur Dufresne and his grand father was Arthur Dufresne Sr."

My Dufresne line is from William Dufresne born Canada .. no date who married Pauline Hubert born Canada .. no date. These are my great grandparents.

My grandparents are Dolor Dufresne born ca. 1884 in Waterford, Saratoga County, New York; and Marie Flora Perreault born 16 Aug 1890 & died 23 Dec 1958. Dolor & Flora had William, Marie Gabrielle, Violet, Dorothy, Emmett, and Richard.

My mother, Marie Gabrielle Dufresne (nickname "Gay") was born 19 Jan 1916 and died 14 Dec 1976. She married Clarence R. Craver on 28 March 1941

Me, Gary Alan Craver born 9 Oct 1946 in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY. Currently live in Guilderland, Albany County, NY

Hope to hear from any potential Dufresne/Dufrene relations and/or researchers.

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