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John Edward Durfee

Date of Death: December 12, 2010

Date of Birth: June 7, 1943


Bridgton-John Edward Durfee, 67, of Bridgton passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 12 at the Hospice House in Auburn after a brief battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was born in Bridgton June 7, 1943.


John was a local barber for 40 plus years. Even after his diagnosis he thrived on being at his barber shop because he enjoyed his customers and the many stories told. He shared his love of harness racing, classic cars, corvettes, and playing o good game of cribbage and cards with his devoted and loyal customers and friends.

John was in the military from 1967-1970, serving his country in Germany.


John was predeceased by a son, and grandson, two brothers Billy and Richie, and his parents Gertrude and Curatio Durfee.

Survivors include his longtime girlfriend of twelve years Lisa Saindon, two daughters Stacy Durfee Morrell and her husband Gene of Mechanic Falls, and Kelly Durfee of Mechanic Falls; five stepchildren, Angella  Mullaney of VA Beach, Paul Ward of So. Paris, Spike Ward of Waterford, Theresa Ridlon of Bridgton, and Sherri Davidson of No. Fryeburg; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild; one brother Kenneth Durfee and his wife Susan of Bridgton; and five sisters, June Haley and Shirley Durfee of Bridgton, Barbara Hartford and her husband Dick of DE, Brenda LeBlock and her husband John of DE, and Maxine Lyons of DE, and her husband Steve of N.Y.


A celebration of life will be held at the Masonic Hall in Bridgton on Friday evening December 17th, from 4-8 o’clock. Refreshments will be served during the celebration.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association for further research on Pulmonary Fibrosis of Maine, 122 State St. Augusta, ME 04330-5615.


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