Born April 3, 1945, in Montreal to Philibert and Marie Rose (Ferland) Dubois, Marcel Dubois ’75, M.S. ’87 grew up in Lewiston, Maine, with his five siblings. He attended St. Dominic High School, where he earned excellent grades, made lifelong friends, and was named “Class Clown.” He loved to laugh! Marcel met the love of his life, Monique (Asselin), at age 15. After losing his dad at age 16, he and his siblings helped his mother run their corner market and the family’s Belmont Hotel in Lewiston, Maine. Marcel and Monique married on Oct. 24, 1964. After attending Wentworth College and earning an associate’s degree in engineering, he proudly took a job at IBM. He later earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from SCU. In addition to a 35-year career with IBM, Marcel also worked for Anritsu and Hospira. In 1970, with children Roxanne and Nicole in tow, Marcel and Monique relocated to California, where Marcel (Marc) was born. Marcel loved to socialize and organized many gatherings and annual events, including neighborhood block parties, volleyball tournaments, and bicycle trips between wineries. Marcel loved to camp, play cards, start home improvement projects, coach soccer, and play tennis. He also loved to ski, sharing this talent with countless teens from St. Catherine’s Youth Group. An avid golfer, Marcel spent many days on the course and later taught Monique the love of the game. Marcel was a loyal fan of the New England Patriots, the Red Sox, and the Sharks, and could be heard cheering loudly from far away! He was passionate about music and looked forward to happy hour on the porch with his neighbors while listening to the oldies, classic rock, and of course, the blues. Holidays were magical with Marcel; his excitement for parades and fireworks, and his visits as Santa were gifts to us all. Marcel and Monique loved to travel and visited Hawaii, France, England, Hong Kong, Thailand, Italy, and many U.S. landmarks. Above all, Marcel loved Monique—his childhood sweetheart, best friend, wife, and mother of his children—and all of his family. At age 73, Marcel passed away peacefully on April 5, 2018, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of more than 53 years, Monique (Asselin) Dubois; children Roxanne, Nicole, and Marcel; sons-in-law Doug Robinson and Scott Immel and daughter-in-law Lorraine (Townsend) Dubois; grandchildren Melissa, Brooke, Rebecca, Matthew, Benjamin, Bradley, Timothy, Andrew, and Devin; and siblings Georges Henri Sr., Monica, Denis, and Denise; as well as many nieces, nephews, and their children. Marcel is preceded in death by his parents, Phillibert and Marie Rose (Ferland) Dubois, brother Norman, sister-in-law Rejeanne (Bernier) Dubois, sister-in-law Jeannine (Saucier) Dubois, father and mother-in-law Normand and Rejane Asselin, nephew Michael Dubois, and dear friend Barbara Schrader.

08 Nov 2018