FORT KENT – Lloyd Dumond, 87, passed away on July 27, 2014 at a Fort Kent Health Care Facility. He was born Feb. 1, 1927 to George and Emma (Austin) Dumond of Daigle. On June 30, 1952, he married Louella Pelletier, who predeceased him in 1997.
Lloyd was a potato farmer of 500 acres in New Canada and Wallagrass, Me. from 1956 to 1987. On Aug. 15, 1969, he was awarded the “Soil Conservation Service Farmer of the Year Award”. He served in the US Army from 1945 to 1946 during World War II, where he drove trucks, jeeps and tanks in Tripoli, Italy and other locations in Europe. He was a member of the American Legion Post #133 since 1945 and served as Commander in 1993, also a member of the VFW Post #9609 since 1948 and served as Commander in 1988, 1989, and 1990. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus council #0352 since 1950 and received a special award for 50 years of membership in 2000. He will be remembered as a deeply patriotic man who had a passion for the American flag. He worked with the Boy Scouts on memorial flag projects and the ceremonial burning of old flags. He dedicated himself to caring for the flags all over town, purchasing lights for flags and mending them if they were torn. Such devotion earned him the nickname “The Flag Man”. Lloyd will always be remembered for his humor, compassion, kindness, and huge heart.
He is survived by five children, Richard Dumond and wife, Nancy of Bradford, MA., Gail Williams and husband, Danny of Lowell, MA,. Thomas Dumond and wife, Carolyn of Soldier Pond, Karen Fournier and husband, Chris of Loveland, CO, Mark Dumond and husband, Edward Holifield of Atlanta, GA, and his nine grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Roland, Claude, and Phil Dumond, and sisters, Laurette Babkirk, Delores LeVecque, and Joan Palmer. Also by many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Dana and Finland Dumond, and one sister, Rowena (Dumond) Breau.
Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Thursday, July 31st and from 9 a.m. Friday, August 1st, until time of service at the Daigle Funeral Home, Fort Kent. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with full Military Honors and Fourth Degree Honors, 11 a.m. Friday at the St. Louis Catholic Church, Fort Kent. Committal services will follow in the parish cemetery. Those who wish in Lloyd’s memory may donate to Cross Winds Residential Care, 40 Village Rd, Fort Kent, ME 04743 or to the American Legion Post #133, 441 West Main St., Fort Kent, ME 04743.