Rita G. Dufield, 82, strong, generous and loving mother, friend

Rita G. Dufield, 82, died on Wednesday morning Oct. 7, 2015 at the Springfield Health & Rehab Center with her family by her side.  She was born Nov. 17, 1932 in Newport, N.H., the daughter of Eugene and Irene (Sylvester) O’Clair.  She grew up in Newport and attended Newport schools.

Rita G. Dufield

Rita G. Dufield

In 1949, she married Amos Currier Jr., who predeceased her. She later married Harold Dufield in 1968, who has also predeceased her.

Mrs. Dufield was a loving mother and homemaker. She had worked in the Brampton Woolen Mill in the 1960s but spent most of her life raising and caring for her family.

She enjoyed music, bingo, shopping trips with her friend Steve and spending time with her family. Mrs. Dufield expressed her creativity with crocheting, plastic canvas and homemade greeting cards. She was a very caring, generous and strong lady who loved to smile.

She is survived by two sons – Richard Currier and his wife Diana of Chester, and Wayne Dufield (Roberta Wilson) of Alstead, N.H. and one daughter Gloria Dufield of Springfield. She is also survived by seven grandchildren – Scott, Rena (Fred), Rodney (Jessica), Rachel (Ben), Mike, Hannah and Benjamin, and three great grandsons – Trystan, Cayden and Hunter. She is also survived by her special friend and companion Steve Lohutko, nieces, nephews and also many friends at the Huber Building.

She was predeceased by one son Allan E. Currier, three brothers – Phillip, Fred and Eugene Jr. — a sister, Catherine, and friend and companion Roland Stone.

A funeral service was held on Monday Oct. 12, 2015 at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, with the Rev. James Zuccaro, pastor of St. Joseph’s Church officiating.  Burial followed in the Pleasantview Cemetery in Chester.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Activities Fund at Springfield Health & Rehab, 105 Chester Road, Springfield, Vt., 05156

Mrs. Dufield’s family would like to thank all the staff at Springfield Health and Rehab Center for the compassionate care she, as well has her family, received during her stay with them.

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