1952 – 2012
Thompson – Eugene R. Dumas, 60, of Chase Road, died Saturday, June 16, 2012 in UMASS University Campus after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was the loving husband of Susan (Payne) Dumas for 26 years. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Eugene Dumas and Lorena (Montigny) Dumas.
Gene graduated from H. H. Ellis Technical High School in Danielson and later, earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Johnson and Wales University. Mr. Dumas owned and operated DSM Design LLC, where he had a patent for some of his machinery. He worked for over thirty-years in the textile industry.
Gene was a licensed contractor and master builder. He enjoyed traveling, was an excellent water skier and loved spending time at his home in Arizona and on Quaddick Lake. He was in the process of building his dream home there at the time of his death.
In addition to his wife, Gene leaves his children, Jeremy Dumas of Windsor, Heather Dumas of Putnam, Adam Boppert of Surprise, AZ, and Bryan Boppert of Swamscott, MA, his sisters, Mary Fazio of Bridgewater,MA and Louise Dumas of Brooklyn,CT and eight grandchildren. He is predeceased by his sister, the late Joan Christensen.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Eugene’s family from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, followed by a service and celebration of his life at 6:00pm in the funeral home. Burial will take place at 1:00 pm on Thursday, June 21, 2012, in Grove Street Cemetery, 227 Grove Street, New Haven, Connecticut, 06511. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society, I-91 Tech Center, 825 Brook St., Rocky Hill, Connecticut, 06067.
For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.