Helen's Story

ROCKPORT - Helen Georgette (Lester) Dugas passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at the Seaport Village Healthcare Center in Ellsworth, ME. She was born on August 12, 1935, a daughter of the late Albert and Jeanne G. Lester. Helen graduated from Wiscasset High School. Helen's joy in life was being a home-maker, baking, and raising four energetic sons. She loved spending time with her family. She was a find-a-word, cross-word, and puzzle enthusiast.

Survivors include 3 sons- Jerry Dugas and wife, Susan of Surry, ME, Ken Dugas and wife, Dawn of Surry, ME, Michael Dugas and husband, Kevin Blanchard of Winston-Salem, NC; 2 sisters- Barbara Smith of Yarmouth, ME, Ruby V. Cole of Brunswick, ME; 5 grandchildren- Ashley Dugas and significant other Nate Butler of Surry, ME, Tyler Dugas and wife, Alyssa of Surry, ME, Brieana Dugas and significant other Buddy Morel of Milford, NH, Tiffany Benner of Ellsworth, ME; Jared Benner and wife, Courtney of Surry, ME; several great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence "Duke" R. Dugas; parents, Albert and Jeanne G. Lester; her son, Mark Dugas; her brother, Albert Lester; her sister, Jeannie Anderson.

A celebration of life ceremony will be scheduled in the future.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Helen Dugas: Alzheimer's Association 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601 (or via http://www.alz.org). Arrangements were made by Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home in Ellsworth, ME.
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