CARIBOU – Elmer Dumond, 79, master sergeant, U.S. Army, retired, died Sept. 30, 2012, at his residence. He was born Aug. 3, 1933, in Green River, New Brunswick, son of the late Gilbert and Leda (Theriault) Dumond.
Mr. Dumond was a graduate of Caribou High School and Unity College. He married Ruth Blanchette and she predeceased him in August 2010. Elmer would always say that the Army was his first love and then he met Ruth. He served with the U.S. Army National Guard for several years and then the U.S. Army for 22 1/2 years, retiring as master sergeant. After his “retirement” he was employed at RT French, Washburn, Danny Brewer Subaru, and from 1977-1994 was employed at Loring Air Force Base Civil Service, where he was a data automation technician and then served as chief of labor relations. Mr. Dumond was an active member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church where he was a member of the parish council, taught religious education and was also a lifetime fourth degree member of Fred V. Brescia Council 1870 Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of Lister Knowlton Post 9389 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Henry B. Pratt Post 15 American Legion.
He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Brian and Linda Dumond of Michigan, Bruce and Sun Dumond of Hawaii, and Philip and Heike Dumond of Michigan; three daughters, Jana Dumond of Woodland, Leda Dumond and spouse, Loretta, of Winslow, and Victoria Dumond of Caribou; one brother, George Dumond of Rhode Island; three sisters, Dorothy Price of Massachusetts, Yolanda Wright of Presque Isle and Theresa Zompa of Rhode Island; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Mr. Dumond was predeceased by his son, Paul, in 2010; three brothers and three sisters.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou, where prayers will be held 6:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Parish of the Precious Blood Holy Rosary Catholic Church with the Very Rev. Jean-Paul Labrie officiating. Interment will be at Old Holy Rosary Cemetery.