John Dumont

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

John Frederick Dumont, 72, was granted his angel wings Wednesday, June 24, 2009, after an unexpected diagnosis and sudden fight with lung cancer.

John was a man who was passionate about his family. He loved to have family gathered to create memories by playing, eating and telling stories. He was known for his "can do" spirit.

John was born Nov. 20, 1936, at home in Old Town, Maine, to Doris Fogarty and Camille Dumont.

During his lifetime he resided in Mexico, Maine; Honolulu; and Cape Girardeau. He used his keen ability to lead others and organize projects to spend 19 years as a resident manager of luxury condominiums in Honolulu.

John retired in August 2004 to Cape Girardeau with his then-companion, Bette Bell, to Chateau Girardeau, a retirement community. He was immediately sought after to join the Residents' Council. He created the White Hat Society, an offshoot of the well-known Red Hat Society. He designed and built many wooden projects, such as an intricate poker table and butterfly house for the Chateau, and many toys and puzzles for his "grands."

He was a member of the local Rotary and helped out with the local Boy Scouts Soap Box Derby each year. He volunteered in the ICU at Southeast Missouri Hospital every week as a tribute to his late daughter, Lisa Dumont Colson.

He is survived and forever loved by his children, Carl Dumont and wife Darcy of Columbia, Maine, Kevin Dumont and wife Carmen of San Francisco, Tammy Dumont Fisher and husband Jim of Sabattus, Maine, and Tasha Dumont Purington and husband Chris of Hickam AFB, Hawaii.

He is survived and always admired by his grandchildren who he endearingly called his "grands," Stephanie Colson; Maggie and Jack (his namesake) Dumont; Zack, Sabrina and Gabriella Fisher; Ashley, Megan, Lisa and Emily Purington.

He is survived and cherished by his siblings, brothers Ovid "Sonny" Dumont and James "Jimmy" Dumont; foster sister, Donna Perry; and his sister and best friend, Emma O'Brien.

Those waiting on the shores of heaven to welcome him home were his brothers, Robert and Louis Dumont; parents, Camille and Doris Dumont; little sister, Doris "Dottie" Cox; his wife, Anne Stratton Dumont; and his daughter, Lisa Dumont Colson. His favorite black lab, Babe, was also waiting.

John J. Ferry and Sons Funeral Home in Meriden, Conn., was in charge of arrangements.

Any cards or correspondence can be mailed to: Tammy Dumont Fisher, 96 Adolph Drive, Sabattus, ME 04280 or e-mailed to

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