WILDER, VT - Oram "Ray" Dubey, 87, passed away with his children by his side on March 26, 2015, after a brief illness.
Ray was born October 24, 1927, in St. Francis, Maine to Alsime and Edith (Levesque) Dubey. At the age of 18, Ray enlisted in the US Army and was stationed with the 2nd Infantry Division at Ft Lewis, Wa and after his honorable discharge in 1947 he was employed by the Maine Forest Service and attended Husson College on the GI Bill. He rejoined the military serving in Kunson Korea with the USAF 3rd Bomb Wing. Subsequent assignments were to Ellington AFB TX, Otis AFB, Tachikawa AFB in Japan and Westover AFB Ma. He became interested in archery while in Japan and started an archery club at Westover AFB where he was one of the top archers in the state.
While at Otis AFB in 1952 he met the love of his life, Fay Elizabeth Melix, of Sandwich, Ma and they were married Nov. 8, 1952. They had two children, Dorothy Marie and Michael James.
After the Air Force, he learned to fly and spent many hours flying over Cape Cod and the islands in his Cessna Skylane plane, sometimes to Martha's Vineyard just for a cup of chowder with his family.
In the early 90s Ray joined the USCG Auxiliary, and achieved the rank of Coxswain and Flotilla 1102 commander until 1996.
Ray and Fay lived in Marstons Mills for more than fifty years and relocated to Wilder, Vt in 2014 to be closer to their daughter. Ray was employed for many years as a Master electrician, and ran Dubey Electric until his retirement. He then volunteered at the SVDP Food Pantry and was a head usher at Christ the King Parish in Mashpee, Ma. He also was an avid gardener and lover of life and will be missed by all that knew him.
Oram is survived by his wife, Fay, of 62 years; his daughter, Dorothy (Stan Redlon) of Strafford, VT; and son, Michael (Brenda) of Marstons Mills, Ma.; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by three brothers, Gerald Dumond, Carl Dubey, Frederick Dubey; four sisters, Jonah Hafford, Emeline Leinert, Joyce Akerson, Trudy Niles and was predeceased by siblings, Roderick and Joanne Dubey.
At "Ray's" request, donations may be made to SVDP Food Pantry, Christ the King Parish, PO Box 1800, Mashpee, Ma. 02649.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Christ the King Church on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 10am, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. Burial will be at Massachusetts National Cemetery with a graveside service for the family at 1:30 pm.
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