Josephine de Dufour

Obituary of Josephine Amalia de Dufour

Josephine Amalia de Dufour entered into rest on October 11, 2020. Josephine was born on July 29, 1933 in the Bronx, NY. Jo was known for her sense of humor, sophistication, and her great love for her family. She began her career at Macy’s 34th Street in New York, where she met the love of her life, Arthur. After having four children, they moved to Goshen, NY where they happily lived for over 50 years. Josephine loved the Goshen Library, where she worked for over 20 years, directing the children's programs and helping many readers as a clerk. She was a devoted parishioner at St John’s Church, where she also worked in the rectory office. She is survived by her four children, Gregory and wife Barbara, Denise Sullivan and husband James, Scott and husband Wesley, and Susan Dudgeon and husband Kevin; grandchildren, Israel Sullivan, and Kyle and Sophia Dudgeon; great granddaughters Jordan and Jaiden Sullivan. She is also survived by her brother, Thomas Olivieri and wife Regina, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband Arthur and her brother Anthony. Visitation will be held on Thursday October 15, 2020 from 4PM to 7PM at Donovan Funeral Home, 82 S. Church St, Goshen NY, 10924. A Mass of Christian burial to celebrate her life will be held at 10AM on Friday, October 16, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist RC Church, 71 Murray Ave., Goshen, NY. Burial will be at a later date at Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Goshen, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Jo’s name to Friends of the Orange County Arboretum. Arrangements under the care of Donovan Funeral Home, Inc. To leave a condolence online please visit


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Donovan Funeral Home
82 South Chruch St
Goshen, New York, United States

Mass of the Chrisian Burial

10:00 am
Friday, October 16, 2020
St. John The Evangelist R.C. Church, Goshen,, NY
71 Murray Ave
Goshen, New York, United States
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