1930 – 2014
Putnam – George Paul Dumas Jr., 83, of Sabin St., died Tuesday, February 4, 2014, in Harrington Healthcare at Hubbard Hospital. He is the loving husband of Irene (Allard) Dumas. Born in Burlington, VT, he was the son of the late George and Leona (Ethier) Dumas.
Mr. Dumas worked as a Crane Operator and Construction Worker, working for AF Peasley, O&G Construction, as well as several other major construction companies.
He was a member of Operating Engineers Local 478, Putnam VFW, American Legion, and Disabled American Veterans. George was an avid NASCAR fan never missing any racing event. He was a Jack of all trades, and could repair anything.
Mr. Dumas was awarded two “Purple Hearts” as he served his country in United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. George was in GEORGE Company, 3rd platoon, 3rd battalion, 1st Marine division. He is the last surviving member of his platoon.
In addition to his wife, George is survived by his children, Cheryl M. Dumas of Thompson, CT, Karen A. (Dumas) Fuss and her husband David of Brooklyn, CT, Gary P. Dumas and his wife Kathleen of East Granby, CT, George P. Dumas, III of Webster, MA, Anne Marie (Dumas) Arsenault and husband Alan of East Lyme, CT and Steven P. Dumas and partner Lisa Madigan of Chaplin, CT, grandchildren, Lisa Fuss, Kaleigh, Kara and Hannah Dumas, Alexandra and Aiden Arsenault, Cassidy Strickland and great-grandchild, Laila Monet Townes. He was the brother of the late Rene Dumas.
A graveside service with Military Honors for George will be held at a later date for relatives and friends in St. Mary Cemetery, Putnam, CT. Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, Attn: Finance Department, 30 East 33rd St. New York, NY 10016. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.