RICHARDSON, TEXAS - Rosemary J. Dumais passed away peacefully Feb. 18, 2013, due to complications from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., just prior to her 78th birthday and her 55th wedding anniversary. She was born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia.
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She is survived by her loving husband, Dick; four children, David, Steven, Laura and Lynn; six grandchildren, Dominique, Dillon, Thomas, Daniel, Sarah and Michael; brother, Ron Lane; sister, Bettyann Jennings; and cousin and close childhood friend, Tish Brissette.
Rosemary lived in Richardson, Texas, but spent the winters in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., aboard Gear Down V. She attended St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, where she and Dick fell in love! She graduated magna cum laude in 1957 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, major in accounting, and was referred to as the smartest student ever taught! Rosemary was a kind, selfless and strong woman loved by many. She helped build Texas Moving Co. along with Dick, beginning in 1975. She enjoyed going to Mass every Sunday, playing bridge with her friends, and dinner parties and cruises with the gang. She was a great co-pilot for Dick all through life.
A service in celebration of Rosemary's life will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 600 South Jupiter Road, Spring Valley, Richardson, Texas. A reception will be held at the church after the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407 or online at www.hpbc.com.
Published in BDN Maine on Feb. 23, 2013