OBITUARY

Jeanne W. Dumas

March 13, 1932May 4, 2019
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Jeanne O. Dumas (nee Walsh), 87, of Quincy Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Mashpee, MA. She was born March 13, 1932 in South Boston, MA, to John J. Walsh and Jeanne (Wauters) Walsh and later moved to Dorchester, MA, until her marriage. Jeanne met her husband, Maury, in Quonset Point, RI, when he was studying to be a Navy aerographer in 1954. Stationed in Port Lyautey, French Morocco, soon after they married in March of 1955, this was the first of many moves Jeanne would manage as a Coast Guard officer’s wife. Over the following years, Jeanne made their home in Dorchester MA, South Weymouth MA, Bowie MD, Alameda CA, New Orleans LA, and Quincy MA. Jeanne’s hospitality was legendary. In her home there was always “room for one more”. She was never happier than when her home was filled with family and friends and she was acting as tour guide to the cities and sites she loved, especially Boston. Jeanne was a very proud Bostonian! Jeanne loved to read, always won at cards, and enjoyed a lucky day at the casino. She had a passion for history and education. She worked for over a decade as a Park Ranger and Interpreter with the National Park Service at the Adams National Historic Park in Quincy, Longfellow Historic Site in Cambridge, The Kennedy Birthplace and the Frederick Law Olmsted Sites in Brookline. Jeanne pursued education her entire life earning a teaching degree from Bridgewater University, a certificate in electronics from the Franklin Institute of Boston and earning a Masters degree in Adult Education from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Jeanne survived her husband, Maurice R. Dumas, of 62 years. She was a loving and proud mother of six children, Marie (John Felicetti) of New Rochelle, NY, Steven (Carol) of Quincy, MA, Amy of Bridgewater, MA, Jennifer of Assonet, MA, Janine (Paul) Donovan of Falmouth, MA, and John (Jennifer) of Brockton, MA. She will be fondly remembered by her 8 grandchildren, Sarah, Michelle, Amanda, Evan, Jakob, Jack, Julianna, and Max. Jeanne will be missed by her family, Andre and Sandra Dumas of Ballston Spa and Eileen Dumas of Glennville, NY, and by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations may be made in Jeanne’s name to the Crystal Springs Home, Attn. Lucy Pacheco, PO Box 372, Assonet, Massachusetts 02702.

  • FAMILY

  • John J. Walsh, Father
  • Jeanne Walsh, Mother
  • Maurice R. Dumas, Husband
  • Marie Felicetti, Daughter
  • John Felicetti, Son-in-law
  • Steven Dumas, Son
  • Carol Dumas, Daughter-in-law
  • Amy Dumas, Daughter
  • Jennifer Dumas, Daughter
  • Janine Donovan, Daughter
  • Paul Donovan, Son-in-law
  • John Dumas, Son
  • Jennifer Dumas, Daughter-in-law
  • She will be fondly remembered by her 8 grandchildren, Sarah, Michelle, Amanda, Evan, Jakob, Jack, Julianna, and Max. Jeanne will be missed by her family, Andre and Sandra Dumas of Ballston Spa and Eileen Dumas of Glennville, NY, and by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services

  • Visiting Hours Sunday, May 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Burial Monday, May 13, 2019

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Jeanne W. Dumas

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Sherril Carter Bryan

May 12, 2019

May Good God of Heaven and Earth continue to bless and keep you all in this your time of Sadness. For the many years l have been in the company of your mother Jeanne. She was a quiet loving and kind woman. Be comforted family she is resting from the care and pain of this world . God bless you all. Lots of love.

Joan Walsh

May 12, 2019

Jeanne Dumas was one of my dearest friends. We vacationed together, and also with your dad and Marty. We played poker every Saturday night for years, and also visited many casino's together.. We shared many dinners together, your mom was an excellent cook. We shared secrets, and sometimes giggled like school girls. On one vacation Jeanne and I went on, we drove to Virginia, we were forced to drive over a terrible bridge that was very high and curved around, we were both scared to death. Eventually, I lost the bet, and therefore became the lucky driver. On the way home, we were talking and laughing, as a result we missed the MA exit, Jeanne said "don't worry, we will just go visit my mother in law." It was always one of our rules, if we got lost, we would just make it part of the vacation. I will miss Jeanne dearly, as I have the last few years. She was the closest I ever had to a sister. I love you Jeanne O, rest in peace.❤❤❤

Cherie Chick

May 10, 2019

I'm so sorry for your loss - Mrs. Dumas was an amazing woman. I benefited from her 'open house' and the 'more the merrier' philosophy when she generously allowed me to spend the summer with Marie when they lived in Bowie, MD. I think it was my sophomore year in high school. It is one of my most favorite memories - what a time we had! She treated me like one of her own, even though she had plenty of her own to look out for. Rest in peace Mrs. Dumas, you will be dearly missed...

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