LUDLOW – Maurice R. Big Moe Dumais Sr. 80 of White St. A friend of Bill W. for over 43 years died Wednesday October 10, 2007 at Baystate Medical Center. Born in Ludlow, MA March 8, 1927 he was the son of the late Oza and Leah (Gokey) Dumais. A Navy Veteran of World War II he attained the rank of Coxswain and received the Victory Medal and Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Medal. On October 15, 1946 he married his best friend and sweetheart Helen (Gasiarek) Dumais. Big Moe worked as a Teamster truck driver for Local 559 and was employed by Springfield Sugar-Sweet Life with many years of service. He had previously worked at Meyer Awning Co. of Springfield. A faithful communicant of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, he was member of Ludlow Elks BPOE 2448, the Ludlow Sr. Center, and the Templeton Fish and Game Club. Undoubtedly, Big Moe will long be remembered for his devotion and tireless efforts with AA, and helping any one in need. Through his efforts countless people owe their recovery to Big Moe. He is survived by his wife Helen (Gasiarek) Dumais, A son Thomas Dumais and his wife Isabel of Indian Orchard, MA a daughter Alice L. Phoenix and her husband Raymond R. of Ludlow, MA sadly a son Maurice R. Dumais Jr. died in January of 2005. Loving grandfather of Raymond E. Phoenix of Ludlow, MA and brother of Ida Crockett of Ludlow and was pre-deceased by a sister Lorraine LaFleche. Maurice is also survived by extended family members and friends, and hundreds of friends of Bill W.
Independently owned and operated Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home Care for the Community Since 1932
Funeral services celebrating his life will be on his 60 th wedding anniversary Monday October 15, 2007 . Family and Friends may gather at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home 64 Sewall St. Ludlow at 9 AM followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 181 Hubbard St. Ludlow at 10 AM. Rites of committal with military honors will follow in Hillcrest Park Cemetery 895 Parker St. Springfield.