SOUTH ROYALTON — Funeral services for Richard C. Dumont, 82, who died April 19, 2012 at the Brookside Nursing Home in White River Jct., were held April 25 at the Royalton Congregational Church. Pastor Millie Reynolds officiated. A private burial will be held at a later date at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center.
He was born Feb. 22, 1930 in Bethel, the son of Charles V. and Olive J. (Sullivan) Dumont.
He attended school in South Royalton and graduated in 1948 from South Royalton High School.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956 where he was stationed in Okanowa, Japan. Upon his discharge he then served in the Vermont National Guard for 30 years.
On July 9, 1956, he married Maybelle Gagne of South Royalton. They lived all their married life in South Royalton.
Richard worked for many years for Ollie McGalski Farm Equipment Sales in East Randolph. He worked a few years at G.W. Plastics in Bethel before working 24 years for Hypertherm in Lebanon, N.H. He was a minister for many years at the West Hill Methodist Church in Chelsea, the Royalton Congregational Church in Royalton, and most recently, a the Miller Memorial Chapel in Bethel.
He was a member of the Royalton Congregational Church since 1948, Rising Sun Lodge #7 F. &A.M., Royalton Lodge #74 I.O.O. F. and Ideal Rebekah Lodge 70, all of South Royalton. He also served as past Grand Master of Grand Lodge of Vermont I.O.O. F. He enjoyed ham radio communications, playing trumpet and he loved reading.
He is survived by his wife, Maybelle Dumont of South Royalton; three sons, Michael Dumont and Andrew Dumont, both of South Royalton, and Thomas Dumont of Salisbury; a daughter, Merry Ferranti and her husband, Bob of Lebanon, N.H.; two grandsons, Thomas and Ryan Ferranti; and two great-grandchildren, Leia and Noah Ferranti.
Memorial contributions may be made to the South Royalton Rescue Squad (SRFD,) PO Box 204, South Royalton, 05068.
Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea handled arrangements.
This obituary first appeared in the April 26, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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