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Janet L. (Morton) Dumas, 86, lifelong Haverhill resident, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 surrounded by her family.
Janet was born in Haverhill on February 8, 1931, daughter of Earl and Mabel (Comeau) Morton. She attended Haverhill schools and graduated from business college in Boston.
Janet shared a loving marriage of 66 years that was celebrated several days before her passing with her husband, Paul A. Dumas.
She worked for many years as an editor at Bell Labs until her retirement in 1988. Janet enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, camping and spending time with her family.
The Dumas family would like to thank the staff of Wingate at Haverhill for the care they have given to Janet over the years.
Her surviving family members in addition to her husband Paul include her adoring children Guy Dumas and wife Sandra Fleming of Kingston, N.H., Dawn Lynch of Haverhill and Neal Dumas and wife, Karen of Haverhill; grandchildren, Ashley and Coleman Fleming Dumas, Caitlin and Faith Lynch and Jason and Colleen Dumas; great-grandchild, Henry Lynch Allain; and several nieces and nephews; mother of the late Eve Dumas who passed at birth; sister of the late Richard Morton, Robert Morton and William Morton.
Services will begin Friday morning, October 27, with visiting hours from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main Street, Haverhill. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 p.m. in All Saints Church, 120 Bellevue Avenue, Haverhill. Private interment will be held in St. Joseph Cemetery, Haverhill. Contributions in Janet’s memory may be made to either the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 or the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Road, Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451. For online guestbook, please visit www.driscollcares.com.
Published on  October 26, 2017
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