NORTH ATTLEBORO - Nancy J. (Piper) Dufault, 73, of North Attleboro, passed away while surrounded by her family at home on Friday, July 7, 2017.
She was the loving and devoted wife of Charles P. Dufault, Sr. The inseparable couple and best friends were married for 49 years.
Born in Attleboro on August 9, 1943, Nancy was the daughter of Arlon H. and Lillian M. Piper.
She grew up in Norfolk and attended King Phillip High School. Nancy also resided in Wrentham and Plainville before becoming a resident of North Attleboro and her family’s Draper Avenue home for the past 50 years.
Nancy was a dedicated homemaker to her husband and four children as well as an employee for the Town of North Attleboro, working in many of the community’s school cafeterias for over 20 years. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church.
She spent her retirement years cherishing time with her family – especially her grandchildren. Nancy also enjoyed shopping, traveling, reading, visit local casinos and attending the North Attleboro Elks, where she and her husband were members. The pair truly enjoyed the camaraderie, laughs, Keno and good conversation which were always present at the Lodge #1011. Throughout the years, Nancy also continued to be entertained by the never-ending drama between the Newman and Abbott families on “The Young and the Restless.”
She is survived by her loving husband, Charles P. Dufault Sr. of North Attleboro, as well as her children, Brenda J. (Dufault) Cassidy and her husband Drew of Thornton, Colorado, Charles P. Dufault Jr. and his wife Joanne of West Springfield, MA. And James P. Dufault and his wife Bridget of North Providence, R.I. Nancy also leaves behind her sister Judith Duquette and her husband George, as well as her brother Arlon H. “Buzzy” Piper Jr. and his late wife, Beth. She was the caring mother of the late Brian J. Dufault, and was predeceased by her first husband, Jan S. Logan. She is survived by six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
There will be a funeral Mass for the celebration of Nancy’s life on Saturday, July 15, at 10 a.m. at St. Mark’s Church, 105 Stanley Street in North Attleboro. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the North Attleboro Animal Shelter at: Town of North Attleboro (Attn: Animal Shelter, 43 South Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760.