Maxine M. (Dufresne) Priest, age 92, died Sunday morning, November 15, 2020 at Bay City Comfort Care. She was born on September 21,1928 to the late Joseph and Laura (Jarvis) Dufresne in Bay City. Maxine graduated from T.L. Handy High School. She was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish (St. Mary’s Church), the Altar Society and League of Catholic Women and Men. Maxine was employed by Walmart for several years. She enjoyed bowling, bingo, going to the casino and spending time with her family.
On January 24, 1947, Maxine married Robert J. Priest, Sr. and he preceded her in death in 2000. Surviving family members include her children: Betty Croteau of Bay City, Mark (Vikki) Priest of NC, Margaret (Steven) McAllister of Bay City, Bonnie (Richard) Timm of Bay City, Linda (Chris) Rivard of Auburn, MI; son-in-law, Bradley Mularz of Bay City; 24 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Gerambio; brother-in-law, Don Priest; several nieces and nephews. Maxine was preceded in death by her husband; son, Robert Jr.; daughter, Brenda Mularz; son-in-law, Joe Croteau; grandsons: Steven McAllister and Bradley Mularz; granddaughter, Laura Priest; great granddaughter, Lily McAllister; brothers: William, Floyd, Kenneth and James Dufrense; sisters: Paulene Laurie, Mary Pepple, Jane Haldman.
The Funeral Service will take place at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the Trahan Funeral Chapel with Fr. Dale A. Orlik presiding. Rite of Committal will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Wishes of the Family. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 3:00 to 8:00 pm at the Trahan Chapel and Wednesday 10:00 am until the time of the service. Special thank you to Bay City Comfort Care and Compassus Hospice for all their care and support. For on-line sentiments: www.trahanfc.com