MILFORD – Joseph Adrien Dube Jr., born Sept. 21, 1956, beloved son of the late Adrien Dube and mother, who was also Joe’s best friend, Rose (Ouellette) Dube, left this world on his journey to heaven after a long illness Aug. 9, 2013.
Joe was a 1976 graduate from Orono High School, where he lettered in football and baseball. He was very proud of his awards for sportsmanship and always gave 100 percent. Joe’s nickname was “Jumpin’ Joe Dube” on the football team due to his agility and lightening speed. He had many friends in his life and was enjoyed by all. He was a comedian whenever the situation presented itself and he always took advantage of a good laugh. Joe liked watching horror movies, shooting pool, playing cards, and throwing a Frisbee in his earlier years with his sister, Nancy. He was a member of his own “Red Hats Club” and everyone that saw him knew what it meant to him. Joe was a gentle, loving and compassionate soul throughout his life and always a friend to anyone that came his way.
Joe is survived by his daughter, Katie; his mother, Rose; sister, Patricia Stoddard and husband, Wendell; brother, Richard Dube and wife, Diane; sister, Nancy Dube and partner, Clement Shina; brother, Ronald Dube and wife, Patti; as well as many aunts and uncles. He is also survived by nieces, Danielle, Kayla, Nicole, Kristi, Sherri, Wanda and Wendy; nephews Jamie and Ronnie; and grandchildren, Dakota and Destiny.
Our heartfelt thanks to anyone that was ever a friend to Joe as you were in his heart for life. It meant more to him then you know. A special thank you to Joe’s extended family at Eastside Rehabilitation for the love, support and care given to Joe while in their care. Your compassion and love for him spoke volumes and he always enjoyed so very much the “special butterfly” kisses and thoroughly enjoyed the quiet time with “the girls.” He cherished the love and care that they gave to him at all times. We also would like to thank Patti Dube for her caring and loving way with Joe in his final days. Tissues will always present smiles and precious memories for her. A very special thank you and much love from our hearts for Barbara Rossi, his senior companion for many years for holding Joe’s hand when he needed it and entertaining him with card games and jokes. We are hoping that you and Beau are together and you have walked him all over heaven. He has waited for you for a long time.
A private service will be held at a later date. Notes of condolences may be left at www.birminghamfuneralhome.com.