Cumberland - Gilbert R. Dubois, 86, of Cumberland, formerly of Seekonk, Massachusetts and Smithfield, Rhode Island, died Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Ann F. (McKitchen) Dubois.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Odilon and Diana (Foisy) Dubois, he had lived in Seekonk and Smithfield for many years, before moving to Cumberland two years ago.
Mr. Dubois was a graduate of Pawtucket East High School – Class of 1953, Hubbard Business School, Pawtucket, Rhode Island earning a certification in Business Administration, and Bryant College with a degree in Business/Accounting. His career in marketing and sales spanned over forty years at American Insulated Wire Co.- a division of Leviton Manufacturing Co., retiring in 1998 as Senior Vice President for Sales & Marketing. In 1996, he was awarded the Charles D. Scott Distinguished Career Award by the New England Wire & Cable Club.
He was selected to be a member of the Board of Directors of Credit Union Central Falls, now Navigant Credit Union from 1991 – 2006. He was installed as its Chairman of the Board in 1998 and served in that capacity until his retirement.
An avid golfer, he was a forty-year member of Pawtucket Country Club, and was a member of Bear Lakes Golf Club, West Palm Beach, Florida, and a former member of Louisquisset Golf Club, North Providence. He was a communicant of St. John Vianney Church, Cumberland, and a former communicant of St. Michael Church, Smithfield and St. Mary’s Church, Seekonk.
He is survived by two daughters, Karenann McLoughlin, and her fiancé George Lazieh, of Cumberland, and Ami L. Salwierz, and her husband Jerome of Rehoboth; one son, Michael J. Dubois, and his wife Carol, of Tampa, Florida; and four grandchildren, Caitlyn McLoughlin, Jack McLoughlin, Abigail Salwierz and Noelle Salwierz. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. He was the grandfather of the late Maggie Ann McLoughlin, and the brother of the late Donald Dubois.
His funeral will be held Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 8:45 a.m. from Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. John Vianney Church, 3655 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call on Tuesday, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the NCU Charitable Foundation, c/o Navigant Credit Union, 1005 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, Rhode Island 02917 would be greatly appreciated. For directions and guest book, please visit www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com.
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