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James "Tee" Dufour

February 5, 1937 — November 25, 2022

James “Tee” Dufour, 85, of Groves, Texas passed away on Friday, November 25, 2022. James was born in Port Arthur, Texas on February 5, 1937 to the late, Byron Dufour and Laurence Fabre Dufour.
James was a 1956 graduate of Bishop Byrne High School. He proudly served our country for eight years in the Army National Guard and retired from Huntsman Chemical, formerly Jefferson/Texaco Chemical, after 37 years of service. Throughout his life, “Tee” enjoyed camping with his family at Sam Rayburn Lake, fishing, gardening, going on cruises, and watching college football, particularly the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Astros. However, his greatest love was his family who he cherished deeply. He was a great worrier, so much so that he passed this trait on to his daughters. “Tee” was the best husband, girl dad and paw paw that anyone could ask for. He was a great role model and lived his life by example.
Those left to cherish James’ memory include his loving wife of 65 years, Lucille Castille Dufour of Groves; daughters, Denise Salter and her husband, Clay, Stacy Gentile and her husband, Brian and Angie King and her husband, George; his sister, Kathleen Castillo; grandchildren, Shannon Duffy Meerscheidt and her husband, Kyle, Sean Duffy and his wife, Junko, Grant Dawkins, Nicholas Hayes, Grace Gentile, Candice King Richardson and her husband, Paul and George Anthony King and his wife, Audrey; great-grandchildren, Mia Meerscheidt, Daniel Meerscheidt, Mao Duffy, Greyson Hayes, Andi Hayes, Noah Richardson, Madeline Richardson and Graham King.
James is preceded in death by his parents, Byron Dufour and Laurence Fabre Dufour and his brother, John Byron “Buddy” Dufour.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at Immaculate Conception/St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church at 4100 Lincoln Avenue in Groves on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.
The Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 1:00 p.m. Entombment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves.
Memorial contributions may made in James’ memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org or to Immaculate Conception / St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church.
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Gathering of Family and Friends

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Immaculate Conception / St. Peter Catholic Church

4100 Lincoln Avenue, Groves, TX 77619

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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Immaculate Conception / St. Peter Catholic Church

4100 Lincoln Avenue, Groves, TX 77619

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