Anne Louise M. Attar

March 6, 1946November 13, 2019

Anne Louise M. (Dufour) Attar, age 73, of Swansea, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019. She was the wife of Henry J. Attar to whom she has been married for the past 48 years.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of Anita E. (Thibault) Dufour of Somerset and the late Roger P. Dufour, she was a graduate of the Dominican Academy, Class of 1964. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Salve Regina University and her Master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Rhode Island.

Anne Louise was a thoughtful and caring daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend. She was selfless, always putting others’ needs before her own. Anne was also strong and loved rooting for the underdog. She worked at the Providence Public Library as a reference librarian for over twenty years. Anne loved reading mysteries, gardening in her yard and cheering on her favorite Boston sports teams Red Sox, Celtics and the Patriots. Her love and spirit will be missed by her family and friends.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by three children, Peter J. Attar and his wife Lianne of Norman, OK, Katherine L. Attar and her husband David Lipschutz of Silver Spring, MD, Marc H. Attar and his fiancée Kirsten Lui of Somerville, MA; one brother, Roger Dufour and his wife Patricia of Fall River, five grandchildren, Farah Lipschutz, Marcela Attar, Alexander Lipschutz, Robert and Samuel Attar and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Claire S. Forczyk.

Her Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday November 16, 2019 at 10:00AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 530 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea. Relatives and friends invited. The family will receive guests prior to her Mass from 9:00 to 9:45 at the Church. In lieu of flowers contributions in her honor may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445. Burial in Vinnicum Woods Cemetery, Swansea.


  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute


  • Visitation Saturday, November 16, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, November 16, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, November 16, 2019


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Shirley Long

November 17, 2019

I always enjoyed working with Anne. I will miss her at the PPL librarians lunches. Shirley

Lina Carahasen

November 16, 2019

Our deepest sympathy to the Attar Family, Mrs. Dufour and Roger in Anne’s passing.
It is said that when one marries their spouse, you marry the family. Through the marriage of Peter and Lianne, we’ve been blessed to be extended family and many of our memories of Anne center around being parents and grandparents. One of the fondest is when Marcela was baptized when she was two years old and Peter, Lianne, Henry, Anne, Fred and Lina were sitting in the living room with Marcela standing in the center. With her hand out Marcela, standing in place and turning as she made a circle, pointing to each of us, she said, “This is my family!”

Henry and Anne are Marcela’s godparents and when we think of Anne, we think of her as one who cared deeply about her family. Physical distance was not a barrier as we would witness when visiting in Oklahoma - the weekly Skypes, ready-made meals to heat when Marcela, Robert and Sammy were born, subscriptions to age appropriate books and magazines and activities and of course shopping for the family. Many wonderful and lasting memories.

She was an inspiration to the end, accepting her circumstance with grace and faith. We love you Anne. Thank you for your love, care and thoughtfulness. Your spirit remains in our hearts and in our prayers.

Our thoughts and prayers to the Attar Family, Mrs. Dufour and Roger.

Eternal rest grant unto Anne, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon her.
May the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen

Love and Blessings,
Fred and Lina Carahasen

Claire M. Antaya

November 15, 2019

Dear Mrs. Dufour and Roger I am so sorry for your loss. Claire M. Antaya