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John P. Dumas

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MASSENA: John Paul Dumas, 77, of Clarkson Ave, Massena passed away peacefully, Monday morning (February 17, 2014) at the St Regis Nursing Home where he had been a resident for one year. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday (February 20, 2014) from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Phillips Memorial Home, Massena. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 12:00 pm at the Church of the Sacred Heart with Rev. Jack Downs presiding.Interment with full military honors will be held in the spring in Calvary Cemetery. Surviving John Paul is his wife Emily of nearly 56 years, sons Michael and wife Tammy, Timothy and wife Patti both of Massena, Gary and wife Kerri of Madison, AL, a daughter Paula and husband John Cooper of Clayton, NY, eight grandchildren, and a step great-grandson. Also surviving is a sister Victoria and husband Henry Doughty of South Portland, ME, stepbrothers, Gary and Wayne Tavernier both of Malone and a special nephew Patrick McKenna of Saco, ME. John was predeceased by abrother Gary. John was born on January 1, 1937 in Malone, the son of Eugene A and Blanche(Stone) Dumas. He graduated from St Joseph’s Academy, Malone in 1955. He proudly served in the US Army from 1955 to 1958 and remained in the Reserves until 1963. He started his work career at the New York State Power Authority in 1959 and retired in 1998 after 37 and half years as an Electronics Technician. He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church, a member of the AmVets Post # 4 and a member of the Massena Elks Lodge B.P.O.E # 1702 and Past Exalted Ruler. The Elks Lodge will hold services Thursday evening 7:15 pm and the AmVets Post # 4 will hold services Thursday evening at 7:45 pm at the funeral home. John enjoyed canoeing in the Adirondacks and participated in many canoe races. He and his family enjoyed downhill skiing at Seven Springs in Colton and Big Tupper for many years. John was a motorcycle enthusiast. In the past several years, John volunteered his talents and traveled to New Orleans three different times for Operation Southern Comfort where he assisted other volunteers with rebuilding housing for the Katrina victims. One of John’s greatest pleasures was watching his grandchildren play sports and enjoying time with his family and friends. Those wishing to honor John’s memory may make contributions to Disabled American Veterans,101 W. Hatfield or the Sacred Heart Church Sanctuary Fund. On line condolences may be made to www.phillipsmemorial.com

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