July 28, 2013

Burial Date


DUBUQUE, CECILE BEDARD, 86, of Northfield, passed away on July 28. She was born in Northfield on Aug. 24, 1926, the daughter of Louis and Zorine (Lemonde) Bedard. She is a graduate of Northfield High School, continuing her education at Johnson State College, graduating in 1947. On May 1, 1948, Cecile married Lawrence “Lonny” Dubuque. She taught school in Northfield for a number of years. One of her first teaching assignments was in South Northfield, teaching eight grades in a one-room schoolhouse. She was a seamstress and manager for both of Howe Cleaners’ locations, at Norwich University and on East Street in Northfield. After retiring, she worked for Northfield Travel Agency part-time. Cecile was a member of St. John The Evangelist Church, Catholic Daughters, and volunteered for many area organizations. Survivors include her five children, David Dubuque, Paul Dubuque, Claire Matte (Moe), Anthony “Tony” Dubuque (Bethany) and Lawrence “Larry” Dubuque (Jodie); brother and sister-in-law Maurice and Lorraine Bedard; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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