Diane L. (Miller) Dufault
Ashburnham - Diane Lynn (Miller) Dufault, 53 of Ashburnham, was called home by her Lord on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 after a valiant and courageous fight with Gardner’s Syndrome known as FAP.
Diane was born in Fitchburg on September 3, 1964 a daughter of Vincent and Theresa (Malouin) Miller. She graduated from St. Bernard’s High School in the class of 1982 and attended Fitchburg State University.
Diane’s best times were anytime spent with her family which was everything to her. She adored her daughter Olivia Durkee and husband Mike, her puppy Mya Mooch, her grand puppies, and her three spoiled kitties which were her whole world.She enjoyed visiting her mom and spending hours with her playing bingo and watching movies. Diane always looked forward to having her quality time with her daughter whether it was getting their nails done or just causing trouble together. She was so proud of her family and step family and always refused to use the word step because to her they were family.The day before she passed she had the joy of meeting and holding her first grandchild since marrying into the family and was finally going to be called Meme. Diane enjoyed Cape Cod where the family vacationed every summer, trips to the beach, trips to Florida, out to any restaurant (as long as she and Olivia could bring home leftovers), and especially family barbecues and get togethers. And most importantly Diane looked forward to attending parish events and Mass with her church family at St. Denis Church.
Although Diane had been sick most of her adult life requiring many surgeries and set back’s she kept up beat and never let her disease and medical issues knock her down. Diane’s husband called her his “energizer bunny” because she would always bounce back with every obstacle that came her way.
Diane was a proud United States Marine Corp veteran. Diane was very proud to be a director and teacher at the former Burbank Child Development Center where she could also watch her daughter grow up. She worked as an elementary substitute teacherand enjoyed working with children until she could no longer work due to her illness.
Diane is survived by her mother Theresa of Fitchburg, her husband Mike of Ashburnham, her daughter Olivia and fiancé Drew of Winchendon, her step Children Jennifer Dufault of Fitchburg, William Dufault of Winchendon, and Steven Dufault and his wife Shayna of Winchendon. She also leaves her sisters Katie Miller and husband John of Portsmouth, NH, Patti Washburn and husband Mark of Ashburnham, Suzie Kowaleski of Winchendon, Michele Leger and husband Craig of Fitchburg, and her brother Joe Miller of Fitchburg. She also leaves many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and everyone that knew her.
She was predeceased by her father Vincent Miller, sisters Lisa and Marylou Miller, and your adopted furry child Nyles.
Diane’s calling hours will be on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 4 pm – 8 pm in the Bosk Funeral Home, 85 Blossom Street, Fitchburg, MA. Diane’s funeral will be held on Monday, January 29, 2018 at St. Denis Church, 85 Main Street, Ashburnham, MA at 10 am (please go directly to the church if you are attending the funeral) with Fr. Guillermo Ochoa officiating followed by burial with Military honors at 12 noon in the Mass Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon, MA .