John Gaspard Dussault

June 7, 1952March 13, 2021

John G. Dussault, 68, of Washington, D.C. died of complications following stem cell transplant on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. His wife Susan, and sister, Mary, were with him when he died.

He was born in Little Falls, NY, the son of Tom and Louise Roberts Dussault. After graduating from Little Falls High School in 1970, he did his undergraduate studies at SUNY Geneseo, and earned an MBA at SUNY Albany. John began his information technology career at NCR in Dayton, Ohio, and later worked as a systems analyst at Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Washington DC. He joined the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD in 1993 and retired from NIH as a Branch Chief in 2015. On October 30, 1993, John was married to Susan Sanders in Washington DC. In addition to his wife Susan, he is survived by his two sisters, Cathi Franchino (Harry) and Mary Dussault (Susan), nieces Jessica Elder, Sarah Palacio, Kyle Carinelli and nephew, Zachary Dussault. He was predeceased by his parents, and his brother, Thomas A. Dussault. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Little Falls, NY, or to a charity of your choice.


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Jane Shell

April 6, 2021

John was such a kind and gentle man. My deepest heartfelt condolences go out to wonderful Susan and the family. I will hold John and Susan in my prayers. It was truly an honor to know John. May God bless and keep you always.

Bill Jones

March 29, 2021

I worked with John on the Systems Team at NIH for many years. He was a great guy to work with; his intelligence, his ability to come up with unique solutions to problems and his wonderful sense of humor made him liked and respected there. He was a bachelor when he started in 1993, and I remember how happy he was when he married Susan and how excited he was when they bought their home in DC. After he retired, John organized luncheon get togethers for several former NIHers. These were always fun and John loved to discuss his long bike rides, something the rest of us couldn't imagine. I haven't been able to see John since the pandemic and I will miss him, as will everyone who knew him. My condolences to Susan and his family.

Gary Staffo

March 23, 2021

Dear Susan and family,
My deepest sympathy and condolences on your loss.
John has left us for now, but he has touched each of us and left us with many memories which will keep him alive in our hearts forever. All of us in the LF High School Class of 1970 knew John (or Wimpy as some affectionately called him), and thought the world of this kind, gentle soul, who always had a positive outlook on life throughout his journey with this disease.
I got to know John better as we worked here in DC, and occasionally ran into each other on the early morning Metro train. The past few years with him were fun. He was on my last LF Southside Tour before the Pandemic (August 2019). We had a great time during our visit in LF. Attached is a photo of John (2nd from right ) taken after he completed the Tour and earned his T-shirt along with 6 of the 18 who started.
We share your sadness, and we are in disbelief that someone so vibrant a few months ago, has left us so soon. All who worked on the LFHS Class of 70 Reunion were fortunate and privileged to renew our friendship with him during the past two years. He was instrumental in stepping up to volunteer as Chair to lead us with Reunion planning and constructive feedback on all issues for discussion. He was a calming influence, and especially contributed to our efforts by being a kind, soft spoken leader who always interjected a little humor when our monthly Reunion Meetings got boring or testy. The Meetings took care of our Reunion business, and provided an opportunity for fellowship and friendship, keeping up on events in LF, and with our classmates. You can be assured that each and all of us will keep alive our memories of John. When we finally win this Pandemic War, and meet again in person in LF, we (the Class of 70) will make a living and lasting tribute for him and our other deceased classmates.
May laughter, love, and memories of good times help ease the pain of your loss.
Gary T. Staffo

Richard Cecconi

March 19, 2021

John was a Classmate at LFHS...Class of 1970. He was a gentle soul, witty and kind to all. Our 50 year reunion was postponed in 2020 and John was instrumental in putting together our class contact list. He did an awesome job tracking down people to bring us back together.
Rest In Peace John. Your work here is done. You were a good friend to all who knew you. See you on the other side......🙏

Rose Buccafurno-Wilson

March 18, 2021

I remember john as we all in the some the same classes we took, we laugh at school dances, going to new york city. he was at the last class reunion that I was in charge of at the time it was the best western in little falls, ny we all had a great time. I send my prayers out to the family and friends and healing as we know that God needed a special Angel and he is with his mom, dad, and his brother. Susan alway remeber the good times when he saw you walking down the ale to marry him and the big smile on his face. When you go for rides, picnic, holding hands,


March 18, 2021

John was such a great guy, sweet and caring. We’ll miss him. Our deepest condolences to Susan, his family and all who loved him.

Timothy Bice

March 18, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. There's just no sense to make of a life taken way too soon. I grew up with John and Tom in Little Falls and at Emmanuel Church. My deepest condolences to all his family and hope that only the memories to make you smile linger.

Eileen McCarthy

March 17, 2021

John was such a sweet, soft-spoken man who always wore a smile on his face. I was saddened to hear of his passing. I'm sending Blessings & Love to Susan and the entire family. He was taken too soon but his legacy will last forever. Rest in Peace John.

Joseph Orchard

March 17, 2021

Uncle John was always so kind and adventurous whenever I got to see him, to spend time with him and my Aunt Susie was always great company with the best foods and treats. He was there for all my big life events, always a strong pillar of support and positivity. He will be missed but never forgotten.

JB Brown

March 17, 2021

Praying for Susan and all John's family and friends. He was a soft spoken gentleman. So sorry for your loss Susan, love and prayers.