Dorothy W. Duflo

March 3, 2012  

LOWVILLE, N.Y.  ó  Dorothy W. DuFlo, 88, passed away on Friday, March 02, 2012, at Lewis County General Hospital. 

Born May 10, 1923, in Lowville, the daughter of Alson D. and Viola Virkler Weller, she graduated in 1939 from Lowville Free Academy, and from Mercy Hospital in 1942, as a registered nurse.  

She was employed as an RN at Lewis County General Hospital until her marriage to James L. DuFlo on Nov. 27, 1945, at St. Peterís Catholic Church with Msgr. Hogan officiating. 

Mr. and Mrs. DuFlo made their home in Lowville where Mr. DuFlo joined the Moore, Levis and Toussaint Agency as an insurance agent while Mrs. DuFlo raised their four children, David, Janet, Daniel and Patricia. James and Dorothy spent many summers in the 1000 Islands and winters in Naples, Fla. They were members of the Valley Rounds Dance Club. 

The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1996, with a Mass at St. Peterís Catholic Church followed by a family dinner.   

Dorothy was a communicant of St. Peterís Catholic Church and its St. Theresaís Guild.  

She enjoyed boating, bowling, knitting and especially loved to dance. 

Surviving are her husband, James; their children and spouses, David J. and Debra DuFlo, Rochester, Janet D. and John Easter, Hamilton, N.J., Daniel J. and Tracy DuFlo, Lowville, and Patricia D. and Bruce Widrick, Watertown; five grandchildren, Nichol DuFlo, Samantha Force, Emily Easter, Sara Kirner and Brianna Ritz; a great-granddaughter, Claire Kirner; a brother William Weller, Lowville; and a sister and her husband, Margaret and Karl Anna, Camden.  

A brother, Henry Weller, died in 1969. 

A funeral Mass will be said 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, at St. Peterís Catholic Church with Rev. Christopher Carrara officiating. Burial will be in St. Stephenís Catholic Cemetery in Croghan.

Family and friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Sundquist Funeral Home. 

Memorial contributions may be made in Dorothy DuFloís name to:  St. Theresaís Guild, c/o St. Peterís Catholic Church, Lowville, NY or to the Lewis County Hospital Foundation, 7785 North State Street, Lowville, NY  13367-1297.

Information provided by Sundquist Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.