1934 – 2014

CANTON — The Rev. Marcel L. Dumoulin, 79, a priest of the Diocese of Portland, died Wednesday, July 30, at the Victorian Villa Rehabilitation and Living Center in Canton. The Rev. Dumoulin had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for several years.

Born to Leo J. and Marie-Paule (Baillargeon) Dumoulin in Lewiston on Oct. 3, 1934, Marcel completed his clerical studies at Le Grand Seminaire in Montréal. He was ordained to the priesthood at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on May 27, 1961, by the Most Rev. Daniel J. Feeney, seventh Bishop of Portland.

The Rev. Dumoulin’s assignments included: St. Joseph’s Parish, Old Town as parochial vicar (June 1961 to January 1966); Holy Family Parish, Lewiston as parochial vicar (January 1966 to June 1972); St. Rose of Lima Parish, Jay (Chisholm) as parochial vicar and temporary administrator (June 1972 to September 1975); St. Joseph’s Parish, Biddeford, as parochial vicar (September 1975 to June 1976); St. Philip’s Parish, Auburn, as temporary administrator (June 1976); St. Ann’s Parish, Bradley, as pastor (July 1976 to September 1977); St. Gerard’s Parish, Grand Isle, as administrator (started September 1977); Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Lille, named pastor of both parishes (January 1978 to January 1979); St. Francis Xavier Parish, Winthrop, as administrator (January 1979 to June 1979), Our Lady of Peace, Berwick, as pastor (June 1979 to June 1985), St. Augustine Parish, Augusta, as pastor (June 1985 to June 1990), Augusta Mental Health Institute, Augusta (June 1987 to sacramental care), Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Fairfield, as pastor (June 1990 until his retirement for reasons of health on May 3, 2004).

In addition to these parish and institutional assignments, the Rev. Dumoulin also served the diocese in the following capacities: Father Prior of the Columbian Squires, Old Town; member of the Diocesan Priests’ Senate (two terms) and the Council of Priests (one term); volunteer staff member of the Diocese Marriage Counseling Program and team member for Marriage Encounter weekends; member of the Advisory Board to the Vicar for Religious; chaplain to the Knights of Columbus Council, Waterville; Faithful Friar to the Knights of Columbus Assembly, Waterville; and Confessor to the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, Holy Cross Convent, Lewiston and to the Ursuline Sisters of the Mount Merici Convent, Waterville.

Please pray for the consolation of his family, especially his sister, Louise Smith of Rumford, and his brother, Robert of Worthley Pond, Peru.

He was predeceased by both of his parents and his niece, Jane L. Jacques.

The Rev. Dumoulin will be remembered for his humility, a gentle and joyful spirit, a wonderful wit and for his kind, pastoral leadership and uplifting homilies.

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