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Robert J. Dumas

May 1, 1926 ~ August 3, 2019 (age 93)


Robert J. Dumas, 93, of Biddeford, passed away on August 3, 2019 surrounded by his loved ones.  Robert was born on May 1, 1926, son of Wilfrid and Celestrina (Pomerleau) Dumas in St. Come de Beauce, PQ, Canada.


Robert grew up in Canada where he met his wife Laure-Yvette Poulin. They were married on June 29, 1950.  He moved to Biddeford in 1964.  Robert worked for 18 years at Saco Tanning Corporation, and 8 years with Pepperell Manufacturing Corporation before he retired in 1991.


Robert was active in the Biddeford Senior Citizens and St. Jean Baptiste de Bienfaisance. He enjoyed playing cards, cribbage and socializing with his friends and family. In later years he enjoyed making jigsaw puzzles for hours on end at Wardwell and St. Andre’s. Robert was a kind, generous, caring man who loved unconditionally. He showed his daughters and those who cared for him how to live life by his example.


Robert is survived by four daughters; Luce Loper (David), Pauline Menard (Roger), Lili Zappia (John) and Francine Dube; siblings, Irma, Lucien, Eva, Eliane, Denise, Jean, Annette, Gilles and Carmelle; grandchildren, Glen, Benjamin, Amy, Joey, Kevin, Valerie, Kayla, and Ashlynn; great grandchildren, Sophia, Oceanna, Danielle, Eleanor, Keagan, and Emily, and many nieces and nephews.


He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 62 years, Laure-Yvette in 2013; siblings, Conrad, Michel, Marie-Berthe, Helene, Jeanne, and Candide.


The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at both Wardwell and St. Andre’s Health Care for taking such great care of him in the last six years.


Visiting Hours will be 4:00pm-7:00pm on Friday, August 9, at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am on Saturday, August 10, at St. Joseph’s Church in Biddeford.  Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Biddeford. To share condolences online, please visit In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Robert’s name to the Saco Food Pantry, P O Box 246, Saco, ME 04072.


Visiting Hours
August 9, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hope Memorial Chapel
480 Elm Street
Biddeford, ME 04005

Mass of Christian Burial
August 10, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Joseph's Church
178 Elm Street
Biddeford, ME 04005


Saco Food Pantry
P.O. Box 246, Saco ME 04072

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