George R. “Bob” Dumas Jr.

February 5, 2021

George R. “Bob” Dumas Jr.

George R. “Bob” Dumas Jr. – Of Florida, formerly of Woburn and Charlestown, died peacefully, February 5, 2021 at the age of 78. Beloved husband of 56 years to Anne Marie (Connolly) Dumas. Cherished father of Janine McCarthy of Woburn and the late G. Robert “Robbie” Dumas III. Loving “Pa” of Sean McCarthy. Dear brother of Elaine “Sissy” Connolly, her late husband Edward of Charlestown and the late Denise Ezekial and her late husband John. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Thurs., February 18th from 8:30-10:45 A.M. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St., Woburn, MA 01801. A funeral service will take place in the Funeral Home at 11 A.M. with burial to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made Bob’s memory to Rob Dumas Memorial Scholarship 100 Hemlock Rd., Wakefield, MA 01880 or to a charity of one’s choice. 

 

GEORGE R. “BOB” DUMAS Jr.- passed away suddenly, Friday, February 5th at the Moffett Cancer Center in Florida, due to complications from surgery.  The beloved husband of Anne Marie (Connolly) Dumas, Bob was seventy-eight years of age.

Born in Boston, Bob was one of three children born to the late George R. “Bob” and Dorothy M. “Dolly” (Gallagher) Dumas Sr.  Bob grew up in Charlestown, attending elementary, junior high and graduated from Charlestown High School.  

Bob had the very good fortune of meeting Anne Connolly also of Charlestown. After four years of dating in 1965, they married and have journeyed together for over a total of sixty years.

During these fifty-six years of marriage, they brought a daughter and son into the world, whom he was absolutely ecstatic about.  In 1972 they moved to Woburn, where they raised their children and were particularly active in youth sports.  Coaching and serving on the Woburn’s Youth Hockey Board of Directors, led to many friendships being established over the years for Bob and his family.  When the Canadian Exchange came about for the youth hockey, Bob was an active participant. As his son, Rob, grew older he would be an assistant coach for his dad.

Once hockey season was over, the family would often take family vacations in the White Mountains, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Disney World.  Once the children were grown, they would often enjoy travelling or cruising with family or friends in the United States and abroad.

Bob was a proud member of Teamsters Local 25.  During his thirty years of service, Bob had worked at McLean Trucking until its closing and then to Consolidated Freightways, until his retirement.

The Villages in Florida became their second home in 2005.  They would spend their winter months and then some, there; returning home to Woburn, to catch up on all that was going on around here with family and friends.  In 2018, Bob and Anne decided to move there on a permanent basis, enjoying retirement to its fullest!  And whether in Woburn, Florida or travelling, Bob always enjoyed a good round of golf with family and friends!  Bob also enjoyed “tinkering” with electronics!  Over the years, he became quite masterful and had set his home up with the newest technology, from the lights, inside and out, TV’s, garage, and any other appliance he could automate, in the new millennium fashion.

Bob was a lifetime member of the Woburn Elks and a Charter Member or the Irish American Club of Woburn.

Sadly, Bob was predeceased by his dear son Rob in 1997, his parents George R. “Bob” and Dorothy M. “Dolly” Dumas Sr., and sister Denise Ezekiel, her husband John, and brother-in-law Edward Connolly.

Bob is lovingly survived by his best friend and wife of fifty-six years, Anne, daughter Janine McCarthy of Woburn, “Pa” of Sean McCarthy and dear brother of Elaine “Sissy” (Dumas) Connolly, and special friend of the family Diane Sullivan, along with two life-long friends, Jerry McGuinness and Bobby Ricciardi.  Also survived by Stephen Connolly and wife Lori of New York; Jane (Connolly) (Fitzgerald) Fletcher of Florida; Barbara (Connolly) Kobs and husband William of Arizona; Thomas Connolly and wife Betty of Abington; Margaret “Peggi” Connolly and her partner Danny Aquilino of Upton; sister-in-law Nancy (Piper) (Connolly) Angellis of Pembroke; former sister-in-law Cathleen Connolly of New York; and the late Francis X. “Frank” and Margaret M. “Peg” Connolly, and David and Timothy Connolly, as well as  survived by two loving aunts, an uncle, and many cousins. He had a special place in his heart for his many nieces, nephews and godchildren.       

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Thurs., February 18th from 8:30-10:45 A.M. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St., Woburn, MA 01801. A funeral service will take place in the Funeral Home at 11 A.M. with burial to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made Bob’s memory to Rob Dumas Memorial Scholarship 100 Hemlock Rd., Wakefield, MA 01880 or to a charity of one’s choice. 

 

 

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Thurs., February 18th from 8:30-10:45 A.M. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St., Woburn, MA 01801. A funeral service will take place in the Funeral Home at 11 A.M. with burial to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made Bob’s memory to Rob Dumas Memorial Scholarship 100 Hemlock Rd., Wakefield, MA 01880 or to a charity of one’s choice. 

 

 

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  1. Ann
    I am sorry for the loss of your husband Bob. I am not sure if you remember me, we worked at Thomas Cook years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time
    Debbie Govostes

  2. Richie & Kay Fennell

    Dear Anne Marie,

    Richie and I were shocked and so sad to hear of Bobby’s passing. Our prayers will be offered for him this weekend at Mass.
    Such wonderful memories of him and all the Dumas family on Polk St. as well as your dating days.
    My heart goes out to you & Janine as well as Sissy and Diane.
    We are in Florida or would have been there today to celebrate Bobby’s life.
    I hope that he and Billy as well as all his relatives are partying in heaven.

    With much love,

    Richie & Kay Fennell

  3. Barbara & Bill Kobs

    Sister Ree, Janine, Sean, and Sissy, we are so very, very saddened me sorry for your loss.

    Dearest Bobby, 🥲❤️
    We loved you dearly, more than words can say
    We will remember you each and every day
    You will be in our hearts
    And there you will always stay
    Until and when we all meet again someday.

    To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die – Thomas Campbell

    “Memories ..
    May he beautiful and yet
    What’s to painful to remember
    We simply choose to forget
    So it’s the laughter
    We will remember
    Whenever we remember…
    The way you were” ❤️

    “Because I could not stop for death”
    * Poem by Emily Dickinson
    *Poem also set to music – Aaron Copland

    Eternal Rest Grant Unto Bobby,
    our beloved brother -in-law and our dear, dear friend. 💔❤️

  4. Janine, Sean and family: I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in all of your memories.

  5. David,Joan& Danny walsh

    Ann, Janine & Sean, We are so sorry for your devastating loss! Our prayers are with you at this time. Bob, may you Rest In Peace.

  6. Mrs Dumas.
    Very sorry to hear of your husband’s passing.
    I remember him as a good man.
    Deepest sympathy
    Dan and Niki Lang

  7. The Donovan Family

    So very sorry to hear about Bob! We will ALWAYS remember and treasure all of the wonderful memories we have had with you and your family in Woburn and at the Irish American Club! Bob will never be forgotten, what an amazing soul. Thinking of you all! XOXO❤️

    Love, Barbara Donovan & Family

  8. Ann Marie and family. I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s a shock all around. Please know you’re in my thoughts and prayers

  9. Janine and the Dumas family: I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in all of your memories.

  10. Susan Sullivan Velazquez

    Anne, Janine & Sean,

    I was so saddened to hear of Bob’s sudden passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire extended Dumas Family. He is reunited with many family and friends. May he rest in eternal peace and love.

  11. Harry and Lucille Walker

    Dumas Family, We were privileged to call Bob a dear friend. We cherish the times we spent together, the laughs and the conversations. We will forever have special memories of our Hawaii trip together. Harry has lost a good golf buddy, but Bob has been toasted his favorite way–with a Yuengling. Rest in peace, Bob.

  12. Tommy and Valerie Jamieson

    We are all so sorry with Bob’s passing. Always a delight to be around.
    Your friends in Liberty Park The Villages FL

  13. What can be said about a gentleman like Bob that already hasn’t? He loved his family, AnnMarie. Jeanine,Sean,and Sis along with the rest of us even if we weren’t actually related. He always made it feel like you belonged. Lover of sports, playing golf, cold drinks and, dinners out. He will be in great company up above may he rest in eternal peace.

  14. Karen & Carmen Donnaruma

    Words cannot express how deeply saddened I am that Uncle Bob has passed. From my childhood through adulthood, he always had a way of making me feel special for which I will be forever grateful. His easy nature and sense of humor always lightened the room. His laugh was jovial which made me laugh along with him – a lot of times resulting in tears streaming down my face creating memories I will treasure forever. I know he is at peace now reunited with Robbie, my Mom, Gram, and Pa (well, maybe that’s not so peaceful for him, but…) as well as all of his in-laws and friends who I know welcomed him with open arms and an ice cold beer.
    Anne, Janine, Sean, Sis, and all of Bob’s family and friends, I hope the memories you have with Bob bring you peace, comfort, and some joy. We are the lucky ones – we got to love him. xoxo

  15. Bob

    Words can never express the loss of you so suddenly and unexpected. My heart is broken!
    You were a wonderful Brother, so many would love to have a brother like you! You were always there for me when I needed you!
    I will always treasure the times I spent with you, Anne and family, whether it was Charlestown,
    Woburn or the Villages in Florida. You taught me many things, you even taught me how to drive your Golf Cart that you loved so much. Thankfully I did not wreck it.
    You were a wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather, Son, Brother, In-law, Uncle, Cousin, Godfather and friend!
    You are now with many of your family and friends and all the other angels.
    I Love you from the Moon and Back, you will never be forgotten!!!
    Bob, until we meet again!
    Rest In Peace
    I Love You, Sissy

  16. Robert J. Sullivan Jr.

    Anne, Janine & Sean

    I’m very sorry to hear about the loss of Bob.
    I have many great memories of him and the Dumas family at grams house on Christmas eve. I can’t imagine the pain you are feeling. I can only hope that you find comfort in knowing he is with Robbie now. The entire Dumas family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless!

  17. Dear Anne, Janine, Sean and Sissy.

    We were so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was such a kind and unassuming man. Please know that we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers and may all your wonderful memories carry you this most difficult time.

    Love,
    Stevie and Linda Connolly

  18. Mr. + Mrs. Curtis Little

    So sorry for your loss of such a great guy. Bob will be greatly missed by all. Our love and Condolences, to the family
    and friends. R.I.P Bob!

  19. Charlie and Mary McGonagle

    Bob,

    You were always one of those special, unassuming guys who always made others feel very comfortable when in your presence. Mary and I will always remember how you and Ann made your Florida home available to us for a couple of days when severe weather forced us to evacuate our own place. You will truly be missed.

    RIP Bob

  20. Lorraine and Dana Moriarty

    Bob was a cherished friend of more than 40 years, so many great times were had at Irish American or Elks Lodge, Ocean Cruises and those Christmas Eve Celebrations. Bob will be sorely missed, but most pleasantly remembered.

  21. Anne Marie, Janine, Sean and Sissy,
    My condolences to the entire Dumas family. Bob was a great husband, father, grandfather and brother who will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. We spent many memorable times together in Florida and in Woburn going to restaurants and spending time at their home. Bob was a gentleman and a man for all seasons. May he Rest In Peace.
    Jack Pierce

  22. Bob, you were such a good and loving person. From the time I met you in Woburn through the Irish-American Club, the Donovan family (Barb and Jim), Woburn hockey, and The Villages, we enjoyed your company and our conversations. We just played golf last week, a sport you really enjoyed here in The Villages (FL). Rest in peace, our old friend. Love. Marian M. and Bill T.

  23. Anne, Janine and Sean,

    My condolences.

    I hope you trust that Bob is now in a better place with eternal peace, rest and prayers.

    Peace be with you.

    Hug,
    Maria

  24. I will always cherish the memories I have of Bob. These past 2 years, he and my sister, Anne, as well as being my family, became my dearest friends as we spent so much quality time together in The Villages. I will miss our football and baseball chats and Sunday morning breakfasts the most, not to mention the great sausages Bob cooked on the grill every Saturday night.
    Bob was a wonderful brother-in-law, family member and friend. We all wanted to be “Bobby’s Girl” when we were young! Even now, my heart fills with sadness and my eyes fill with tears at his sudden loss. God bless, Bob. You will never be forgotten.
    Jane

  25. Donnalyn Sullivan

    Anne, Janine & Sean,

    My heart is heavy with the news of Bob’s passing. There are things that happen in life that do not make sense and the timing is never right. He is gone much too soon. My only consolation is that he will be reunited with Robbie in heaven. Wishing him the sweetest peace and rest.

  26. Anne, Janine and Sean: Bobby was always a quiet and a unassuming brother, who loved triple decker peanut butter sandwiches, and his hamsters as a kid. Life doesn’t always make sense. He will be loved and missed, and always be in our hearts.

  27. A sad day to learn of the passing of Bobby, he welcomed us all into his extended family. Our last visit to the Villages was time spent with him and my sister as he drove the tour vehicle and we all dined out on many occasions. A good soul he was and as my wife intoned, “I lost my buddy.” He was that and more to all who knew him. Rest in peace Bobby as today we share a tear and prayer in your memory. Steve and Lori

  28. Dear Anne Marie, Janine and Sean,

    It is so sad that Bob is gone. He was a great guy and will be missed by so many. He had a way of making you comfortable at any occasion whether it was a wedding or a wake. His point of view was always interesting and had no problem sharing it. He will always be in our hearts.

    Pius & Linda

  29. Dear Anne Marie, Janine and Sean:

    So sorry that big Bob is gone. He was always full of life and I enjoyed being with him at any of our family events.

    He was a great traveling partner for my Dad because he would never complain and always managed to find a laugh or two before the day was through. I somehow see them back together again sharing a cold beer behind the pearly gates of Heaven.

    Bob forced us to love hockey as we watched the Bruins on 13 inch black and white TV huddled up in the bedroom while the Connollys were downstairs celebrating Aunt Peg and Uncle Frank’s wedding anniversary. Always breaking away when the commercial came on and making it back up stairs with a sandwich or two for the viewing crew.

    Please know that he is in our thoughts and prayers as he finally gets his eternal rest and joins his son.

    Love,
    Cuz’n Jim and the Donovan Family

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