Dr. Richard G. Dumont
Greenville, S.C. - Dr. Richard G. Dumont, 78, died on April 19, 2019, at his home in Greenville, S.C., after an extended illness. He graduated from Cony High School in Augusta, ME, and the University of Maine at Orono where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Delta Pi honorary societies. He received his MA and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Acadian Studies from the Universite' de Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.
He is survived by his wife Nancy; children Elizabeth Dumont (Shelly Hunt Guzman), Katherine Dumont (Glenn Teel), Peter Dumont (Shareece), and W. Ash Atkins (Donita); sisters Connie Corrigan-Fisette (Mike) and Susan Dumont-Bengston (John); brother David Dumont (Nancy); four grandchildren including Samantha Proctor, Lauren Dumont, Luke Dumont, and Reece Calhoun; and his dog Theodore. He was predeceased by his parents, Elsie and George Dumont, stepmother Monique Dumont, and brother-in-law John Corrigan.
Dr. Dumont was the seventh president of the University of Maine at Fort Kent/L'Université du Maine à Fort Kent, and had served in academic positions at Northwest Missouri State University, Tennessee Technological University, Bates College, and Towson University. He was widely published in a variety of scholarly journals and magazines.
Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, Dr. Dumont requested that any donations be made to the ACLU, the Southern Poverty Law Center, or the Greenville, S.C., Humane Society.
Published on April 22, 2019


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