Debra Sue Dufresne

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Debra Sue Dufresne, 57, of Bay City, our independent, feisty and goal-oriented mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend peacefully passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2023 with her family by her side.

Debbie was born in Bay City on December 13, 1965, the daughter of the late Floyd and Donna (French) Dufresne Sr.

Debbie graduated from T.L. Handy and went on to attend the Bay City Business School and earned her business degree in administration. She worked in Adult Foster Care for 20 years and later retired. Her greatest joy in life was raising her two children, Chad and Kaitlyn and watching her grandchildren grow. When she wasn’t spoiling her grandchildren, she like to scrapbook with her “Scrappin Friends”. Her first love was Rick Springfield, whom she listened to on her Walkman, especially Jessie’s Girl.

To carry on her legacy, Debbie leaves her children; Chad (Amanda) Dufresne Sr.,Kaitlyn Zumbach; grandchildren, Kali Dufresne, Trea Dufresne, Koal MacKenzie, CJ Dufresne Jr.; her siblings, Floyd Dufresne Jr., Diane (Charlie) Kocher, Evelyn Blossey along with many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Thomas Dufresne Sr. and Sharon Dufresne.

Debbie’s family will be present to receive visitors on Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM and again on Monday, May 22, 2023 from 10:00 AM until Debbie’s Funeral Ceremony at 11:00 AM at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 821 N. Pine Rd., between Ridge & Center. Reverend Steven Roe will preside with cremation to follow.

Debbie was an organ donor with Gift of Life Michigan. In lieu of flowers, a donation to either Gift of Life Michigan or Safe Harbor Kitchen, Bay City would be welcomed. Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at



Visiting: May 21, 2023 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Bay County
821 N. Pine Rd.
Essexville, MI 48732

(989) 893-7334

Visiting: May 22, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Bay County
821 N. Pine Rd.
Essexville, MI 48732

(989) 893-7334

Funeral Ceremony: May 22, 2023 11:00 am

Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Bay County
821 N. Pine Rd.
Essexville, MI 48732

(989) 893-7334

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  1. Candle 3Thank you for having such a profound impact on my life. I’ll miss you forever. Praying angels around your babies. I love you.

  2. Eve my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family as you go thru this saddened time…Deb was a fun loving person with a great attitude…so glad I had the chance to work with her.

  3. I love and miss you so much, girlfriend. There will never be another you!
    Don’t know what I’m going to do without all your help in everything I had
    to share with you and get great advice. You always understood what I was
    going through and I tried to help you whenever you needed my input, too.
    You were a riot to joke around with, with your fantastic sense of humor
    and fun sarcasm.. You are always in my heart, forever.

  4. You will be missed my dear friend. You are one of my longest time friends since kindergarten. I will miss our coffee dates when we could get together when I was in town. RIP

  5. Candle 1The family and I are going to miss you so much Aunt Debbie. You taught me a lot as a child and I thank you for that. Give dad a hug for me and someday we will all be together in paradise and until we meet again may God hold you ever so gently in his loving arms.

  6. Diane and Evelyn and family i am so very sorry to hear about your sister Debbie’s passing. She sure was a busy girl here on earth taking care of everything and everyone. Every time I seen her she had a smile on her face. Or when on facebook she always had children around her or family and friends. I hope your sorrow is filled with happy memories of your little sister.

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