Isabel L. Dufore

Isabel L. Dufore passed away peacefully on July 5, 2017. Born on July 26, 1923, in Ontario, Canada she was the daughter of William and Evelyn Conliffe. She grew up in Ogdensburg NY where she met and married her husband, John in 1952. After a short period of time in Syracuse NY they moved to Oswego where they founded Dufore’s for Diamonds in 1956. She and John worked side by side in the store for over 40 years. Today John and Isabel’s legacy carries on in the family owned business.
Isabel’s life evolved around her family. She adored all her children and their children. Her greatest happiness and memories were from time spent enjoying her loving family.
Isabel was predeceased in 2009 by her loving husband of sixty-five years, John. She is survived by five devoted children, their spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; Gregory and Jean (Canale), David and Michele (Canale), JoAnn and Richard (Mulcahey), Timothy and Julie (Gorman) and Mark and Lisa (Wardour). Isabel and John were blessed with thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren; Gregory, Emily (Zach), Thomas; Matthew (Heather), Raeane (Cad), Jonathon; Jill, Ryan (Amanda); Timothy (Heather), Elizabeth, Kaythrine; Joshua, Lisette; Noah, Killian, Timothy and John Thomas. She is also survived by her sister, Margaret Turnbull, of Florida. She was predeceased by her brother, William Conliffe and two sisters, Dorothy Whiston and Evelyn (Peggy) Pelletier.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday July 8, 2017 at 9 am in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Oswego. Entombment will be in All Saints Mausoleum at St. Peter’s Cemetery.
The family will be present to receive friends Friday July 7, 2017 from 4 to 7 pm at Sugar and Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 West Fourth Street, Oswego. Donations may be made to Oswego Health Foundation to support the activities at Springside at Seneca Hill, 10 County Rte 45A Oswego, NY 13126, where Isabel happily spent the last seven years of her life with of the kindness and support of the Springside Community.

4 thoughts on “Isabel L. Dufore

  1. Aunt Isabel will always be lovingly remembered as a beautiful pure soul.
    Sending blessings and wishes of peace to Greg, David, JoAnn, Tim and Mark and families.
    Fly high on your spiritual journey aunt Isabel ❤
    Love…….your nephew Patrick

  2. I was so very sorry to read about your Mom this morning. She was such a sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss…. A mother’s love can never be replaced… Growing up I never actually met your mom but if you are a reflection of her she must have been wonderful. My mom says she remembers your mom and remembers her working with your dad In the store. My thoughts and prayers are with you all…

  4. My sincere sympathy to the family. May you find comfort in your loving memories, and in God’s promise to soon
    “swallow up death forever” and “wipe away the tears from all faces.” (Isaiah 25:8)

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