J. Robert A. Dugal Jr.

WINTHROP - J. Robert A. Dugal Jr., 60, of Carlton Pond Road, died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at Maine Medical Center, Portland.

Mr. Dugal was born in Waterville on April 19, 1942, the son of J.R. Alyre Dugal Sr. and Frances Olive (Veilleux) Dugal. Mr. Dugal was a graduate of Winslow High School in 1960 and Southern Maine Technical School in 1962. He retired after 40 years of service for the Maine Department of Transportation as a technician/inspector.

He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church of Winthrop; a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War as a Seabee; a member of MacCrillis-Rousseau Veterans of Foreign Wars Post of Winslow; Alfred Maxwell Post, American Legion, of Winthrop; Father McGowan Council, Knights of Columbus; Abnaki Assembly 346 4th Degree Knights of Columbus; and the Maine State Employees Association, for which he was a shop steward and a member of the board of directors.

Mr. Dugal enjoyed spending time with his family and taking his dogs for a ride on his John Deere tractor. He also enjoyed working with wood, computers, flower gardening and rock walls, and was very generous with his time and resources.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Jane (Pelletier) Dugal of Winthrop; a daughter, Cheryl Ann Dugal of Augusta; a son, John-Paul R. Dugal and his wife Kimberly of Winthrop; four brothers, Daniel Dugal and his wife Pat of Illinois, Gerald Dugal and his wife Sandra of Durham, Bernard Dugal and his significant other Janet of Thorndike and Conrad Dugal and his wife Lynn of Augusta; three sisters, Christine Wendler and her husband Chuck of Iowa, Pauline Curry and her husband Rick of Old Orchard Beach and Jeannine Robinson and her husband John of Waterboro; a special uncle and aunt and godparents, Benedict and Marie Perry of Vassalboro; and several other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. Officers and members of Abnaki Assembly 346 are to meet in full regalia at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home to prepare for the posting of the guard, Ritual of the Dead and presentation of the memorial chalice. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday morning, April 12, from St Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Winthrop. Burial will be in the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Those who desire may make donations to the Pine Tree Camp for the Handicapped, P.O. Box 518, Bath, 04350 or to the American Heart Association, Maine Affiliate 343 Gorham Road, South Portland 04106.

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