Joseph E. Dubois

1921 – 2010

BRUNSWICK — Joseph “Joe” E. Dubois, 88, of Auburn, died Sunday, Feb. 21, with family by his side at The Garden-Mid Coast Senior Health Center.

He was born in New Auburn, Dec. 7, 1921, a son of the late William and Valerie Maheux Dubois. He was educated at Edward Little High School. He served in the Army during World War II as a surgical technician earning his licensed practical nursing degree. He later joined the Army Hospital Reserve Unit, retiring after 20 years of service.

After returning from World War II, he was employed at Central Maine General Hospital as a surgical technician and later supervisor of Central Supply, and retiring after 40 years of service. He married the love of his life, Jeannette Fournier, in 1944, and was married to her for 62 years.

Through the years, he enjoyed being around his family, watching Red Sox games with his wife and neighbor, Bob, summer vacationing at Pine Point with his grandson, playing softball, fishing and working in his vegetable garden. The birth of his grandson, Jason, was the highlight of his life.

He is survived by his daughter, Anita Thurman and her husband, Michael, of Topsham; grandson, Jason Thurman and wife, Tracey, of Morton, Ill.; great-grandsons, Carsten and Kipten Thurman; a sister, Lauretta Campbell of Auburn; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, the former Jeannette Fournier, in 2006; two sisters, Rita Belehmeur and Germaine Lepage; and two brothers, Roland and Roger Dubois.

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