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Kerry Ann DuFresne


Last updated 8/8/2019 at 12:45am | View PDF

Kerry Ann DuFresne, nee Scanlon, 59, of Clarendon Hills, died July 21, 2019.

Kerry was a graduate of Notre Dame School in Clarendon Hills and Hinsdale Central High School and went on to obtain a bachelor's degree from Trinity College and a master's degree from Catholic University of America. She completed the coursework for her doctorate at George Washington University.

During her long career in education, Kerry served as a teacher and principal. For her outstanding work as a principal, she was named as one of the top educators in the state of Maryland and was honored at an award ceremony at the state capital.

Kerry also served as a consultant and advisor to graduate students at John Hopkins University. In her years as an educator, Kerry touched the lives of countless students and powerfully impacted the many teachers she mentored.

She is survived by her husband, Steven DuFresne; her children, Caitlin McGowan, Meghan (Matt) Gill and Patricia McGowan; her stepchildren, Keegan, Mackenzie and Colin DuFresne; her grandchildren, Landon and Grayson Gill; her parents, John Edward and Marjorie Lee Scanlon; her brother, John (Maureen) Scanlon; and her nieces and nephews, Clare, Jack, Michael, Joseph, and Madeliene Scanlon.

A memorial Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Notre Dame Church, 64 Norfolk Ave., Clarendon Hills.

Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Notre Dame Parish, 64 Norfolk Ave., Clarendon Hills, IL 60514. Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.


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