Laurier "Rudy" Dumas

September 20, 1917July 2, 2014
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Laurier R. “Rudy” Dumas, 96, passed away peacefully on July 2, 2014 at Epoch Rehabilitation Center in Brewster, MA. He was the beloved husband of 56 years of the late Marie Victoire (Cabana). Born in New Bedford on September 20, 1917, he was the son of the late Louis and Orephise (Trahan) Dumas.

A veteran of World War II, Rudy was a Technical Sergeant in the US Army Air Corps. He flew 17 missions as crew chief and aerial Engineer gunner on B-25’s over China, India and Burma in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Campaign.

As a building contractor he built many houses in New Bedford and Acushnet. He loved to travel and to do building and remodeling projects for his family. He was proud to have “left his mark” in Texas, Connecticut, Virginia, Florida and Cape Cod. Upon his retirement in 1979, he and Marie traveled around the country before settling in Ocala, FL.

He is survived by his children, Lucille Parkinson and her husband John of Fairfield, CT, Roger Dumas and his wife Sue of Eastham; two grandchildren, Melissa Posey and her husband Bryan of Fredericksburg, VA, and Christopher Leathe and his wife Stephanie of Kissimmee, FL; three great-grandchildren, Alyson Posey, Sydney Posey, and Hailey Leathe; his brother Ronald Dumas and his wife Victoria of New Bedford; and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his daughter Diane Dumas and his brothers Roland, Rene and Gerard Dumas.

The family would like to thank the staff at Epoch Assisted Living of Brewster, the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod, and the Professional Nurse and Home Care of Cape Cod, Inc., for the excellent care he received.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 78851, Phoenix, AZ 85062-8851.

His funeral will be held Monday, July 7, 2014 at 9 AM from the ROCK Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Joseph-St. Therese Church, Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford. Burial will be private.Visiting hours, Sunday 2-5 PM.



  • Visiting Hours Sunday, July 6, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Monday, July 7, 2014


  • Burial

Laurier "Rudy" Dumas

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July 20, 2014

Our deepest sympathy to the loving family of Rudy Dumas.
Fond memories will keep his spirit alive.
The friendship that we shared with Rudy and Vicky was one we will always treasure. Our best times in Camper Village were spent with them. Our friendship has never ended. He is gone, but, not forgotten.

Richard and Kathleen Belculfine Ocala Florida

Jeanne Cox

July 5, 2014

Lucille and John,
My sincerest sympathy on the passing of your Dad. I'm sure you have many wonderful memories of happy times together that will help you at this time.
Jeanne Cox

Leah Fine

July 5, 2014

Lucille: Looks like you had a pretty terrific dad!! Wonderful memories along with your sadness that he is gone. Sincerest condolences! Leah Fine (FCC)

Teresa Derr

July 5, 2014

Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Goodbye is always hard, but I am glad that you have many special memories of your father.

Member, Fairfield County Chorale

Ellen Massa

July 4, 2014

Rudy was a cheerful, loving man. The caregivers at Professional Nurse and Home Care, were honored to be with him during this past year.
Regards and sympathy to the Dumas family on the loss of this wonderful family member.
From: Ellen Massa RN and the staff that cared for Rudy. He will be missed.

American Heart Association

July 4, 2014

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.