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Emile Louis Dumais
January 1, 1970 - February 9, 2006
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Marlborough – Emile Louis Dumais, 86, died February 9, 2006 at Parlin House
in Wayland following a long illness.
He was the husband of Eleanor (Lunna) Dumais, they had married in 1948.
Born in Auburn, Maine, he was the son of the late Emile N. and Ina (Acker)
Prior to moving to Marlborough, he was a resident of Hopkinton for more than
He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U. S. Navy in the North
Atlantic aboard the U.S.S. Patriot, and later in the Pacific Theatre with
the U. S. Navy Seventh Fleet Amphibious Corps as a radio operator. He
earned ribbons for the American, European and Pacific Theatres of war and
was awarded the Good Conduct Medal in 1943.
He was a very active Mason and served as Master of the John Warren Lodge in
Hopkinton in 1961. He then served as Secretary of the Lodge for more than
ten years. Mr. Dumais was also a Past High Priest of Concord Royal Arch
Chapter, in Framingham in 1958. He was also a former member of the Knights
Templar in Natick and a former member of the Council of Royal Select Masters
in Newtonville. The Grand Masonic Lodge of Massachusetts awarded him a
certificate of Meritorious Service in 1990. With his wife, Eleanor, he
served as Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star during 1960 and again with
his daughter, Dorothy, during 1989. In 1992 he served as Warden for Myrtle
Chapter OES in Holliston.
In 1962 Mr. Dumais was licensed as a Lay Reader by the Bishop of the
Episcopal Church, and served in that capacity for more than 27 years at St.
Paul’s Episcopal Church in Hopkinton. He had also served in several other
offices in the parish.
He was employed by Fenwal, Inc. in Ashland for more than twenty five years,
retiring in 1983 as a senior buyer. He enjoyed retirement by working with
his computer, amateur radio, playing golf, traveling and wintering in
Florida with his wife.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters and their husbands,
Katherine Miccichi of Pelham, NH, Pauline Smith of Milford and Dorothy
Merullo of Saxonville and seven grandchildren and one great grandson.
The funeral will be held on Monday, February 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the
Chesmore Funeral Home, 57 Hayden Rowe St.,
Hopkinton.www.chesmorefuneralhome.com. The Rev. Craig Lister, pastor of St.
Mark’s Episcopal Church in Southboro will officiate. Burial will follow in
Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Donations in Mr. Dumais’ memory may be made to either the John Warren
Masonic Lodge, 6 Main St., Hopkinton 01748 or to St. Paul’s Episcopal
Church, P. O. Box 165, Hopkinton, MA 01748.