Jay E. Dufresne
WHITINGHAM- Jay E. Dufresne, 51, a resident of Wilmington Cross Road, died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, October 15.
Mr. Dufresne was born in Montague, MA, on December 22, 1968, to Richard Dufresne and Annette (Brown) Dufresne Lee. He received his early education in Ashfield, MA, at Sanderson Academy and was a 1986 graduate of Richfield Springs High School in Richfield Springs, NY. Following high school he entered the US Army where he was trained and served as a communications technician at the Pentagon.
He lived in Indiana for many years where he continued to work with fiber optics and as an electrician. While there he was a member of the IBEW 481.
In 2010 he took a trip to visit family in Vermont and decided to make it his home. He had been working for the past several years as a care provider for Families First.
Mr. Dufresne enjoyed fishing, gaming on the computer with friends and family, following UFC, riding his motorcycle, and loud music – he was a member of the “Kiss Army.”
He loved his family and will be missed by them all. He leaves behind his mother and stepfather, Annette and William Lee, of Whitingham; a daughter and son-in-law, Kortnie (Dufresne) Caldwell and Kory Caldwell of Daleville, IN; a son Elias Dufresne, of Anderson, IN; two stepsons Justin and Ethen Smith, of Anderson, IN; a stepdaughter Mikayla Fish, of Sullivan, IN; sister Nicole Dufresne, of Whitingham; half-brother Richard Dufresne, of Greenfield, MA; and six grandsons, Elias Dufresne II, Heath Jay Dufresne, Kamren Killion, Thomas Smith, Holden Caldwell, and Jesten E. Caldwell.
Graveside funeral services with military honors were held on Thursday, October 22, in the North Cemetery in Heath, MA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home in Wilmington. To send personal condolences, visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.