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Sandra J. (Lindner) Dufour, 70, of Methuen, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 10, 2023, at her home.
Born in Lawrence Massachusetts, she went by many different names; Sandra, Sandy, Chicky, Auntie Chick, Ma, Gram, and Grammy but no title meant more than Gram. She held many jobs throughout her life, Her main job title though was caregiver. She loved to help people. Sandra was naturally beautiful, and even did modeling for a period of time, though her beauty never truly faded. She loved adventure, and her travels spanned from the mountains to the beach. She especially loved connecting with nature in the White Mountains. Sandra lived a life full of passion, pursuing many different interests and hobbies. She loved dancing and was a competitive roller skater, even winning competitions in the artistic dance category. Most notably, Sandra was a fantastic artist and was able to bring life and beauty into anything her hands crafted. In other words, she could make anything out of nothing and all the while make it stunning. While raising 2 beautiful daughters as a single mom, Sandra pursued higher education and was a proud graduate of Northern Essex Community College, earning associate's degrees in graphic design, business, and two other certificates all in the span of three years. Sandra was a devout Christian who wholeheartedly believed in and loved Jesus until the very end. Her greatest accomplishment in life, however, was easily her family. Sandra dedicated her entire life to raising her children and loved ones. Throughout the years, she extended her home to any and all she loved. She created a place that acted as a haven for so many people and stepped up to care for and love those who needed it the most. She not only raised her children but also raised her first grandchild and great grandchild too. She never missed a birthday, holiday, or special event of any sort. When she celebrated her family’s accomplishments, her pride would beam the brightest. Out of every title she ever held, she was most prominently known among loved ones as a homemaker and a caretaker for all. Her love for animals earned her a title as a local Dr. Doolittle, and her love for animals and people alike had no bounds. Even then, the title homemaker truly does not do her justice. She was a mother to everyone whether they were family or friends. She gave everything to everyone around her, despite having so little herself, and never expected anything in return. She was truly the rock of the family, and her family was her world. She is best remembered for being funny and having a great sense of humor, her generosity, kindness, and huge heart. She had so many aspects to herself that were great and made her such a memorable person. Even at the end she maintained her sense of humor and personality, as well as her beauty and dignity. She wasn't ready to go, and neither were we.
Sandra is predeceased by her mother Doris (McAvoy) Little and her spouse Herbert Little, and her father Frederick Lindner; her siblings Ricky Lindner and Daniel Lindner. She is survived by her partner Richard Wing; her former partner George Dufour and his spouse Margaret (Ross) Dufour, her daughters Danya Dufour, Daisha (Dufour) Leclerc and her spouse Damian Leclerc; her grandchildren Farrin Dufour, Zachary Leclerc, Ahlyia Leclerc, George Dufour-Cruz; her great grandchild (and love of her life) Jayden Dufour; her siblings John Lindner and his spouse Ron Demers, Kathleen Lindner, Thomas Lindner and his spouse Terri (DeSantis) Lindner, Lillian (Lindner) Nesbitt and her spouse Charles Nesbitt, Cindy (Little) Coco, Herbie Little, Annette (Little) Johnston; as well as lots of neices, nephews, cousins, friends and finally, her most loyal companion, her dog Chico who will miss her dearly. we all will.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to calling hours on Tuesday, December19, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Dewhirst and Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. A Funeral Service will follow at 6:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home.
For directions and online condolences, please visit: www.dewhirstbolesfuneral.com .