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Robert Eugene Durfee

May 7, 1955 ~ May 1, 2018 (age 62)

Robert Eugene Durfee, Jr., 62 of Biddeford died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at his home. He was born on May 7, 1955 to Robert Eugene and Madeleine Durfee in Duluth, MN. He was raised in Duluth and played football at Minnesota State before he proudly served in the US Army stationed in Mannheim, Germany as well as Leavenworth, Kansas.


After the Army, he graduated from the police academy. He started his law enforcement career by becoming a policeman for the Cumberland Police Department. He then became a Deputy with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. After he retired from the Sheriff's Office he became a Deputy Judicial Marshal for the State of Maine. He also worked security at Mercy Hospital. He was truly dedicated to law enforcement and his family. His favorite pastimes were family dinners, his two dogs and most of all his grandchildren. He was a member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. 


Robert is now resting with his father, Robert Eugene Durfee, Sr.; his mother-in-law, Lucille Jamieson; son-in-law Luis Caban, II; and a grandson Noah Brunet.


Robert is survived by:

His wife of 21 years, Donna Durfee, Married May 11, 1996.

His four children, Shaun Durfee and his wife Sarah, Toni Durfee, Miranda Durfee Brunet and her husband Jason and Nicholas Vance and his wife Jessica.

His mother, Madeleine Larson, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, and many nieces and nephews.

His father-in-law, Earl Jamieson, Jr.

His grandchildren, Mason, Owen, Gianna, Brantley, Paxton, Greyson

His two brothers-in-law, Dan Jamieson and his wife Michelle, David Jamieson and his wife Jen.


There will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 7, 2018 at St. Joseph Church in Biddeford.


In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s name may be made to The Suicide Prevention Awareness Program, 1 Bangor St., Augusta, ME 04330-5735 or online at as well as the Central Service Office of AA, 47 Portland St., Portland, ME 04101 (single donations of $2000 or more cannot be accepted).


Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford, ME 04005. To share condolences online, please visit


Donations may be made to:

Suicide Prevention Awareness Program
1 Bangor St., Augusta ME 04330-5735

Central Service Office of A A
47 Portland St, Portland ME 04101

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