Robert ‘Bob’ Dugas, 89

CHARLTON — Robert (Bob) Dugas, 89, of Charlton passed away at home on January 27,

He was born July 4, 1931 in Worcester to Alphonse Dugas and Bertha (Johndro) Dugas. He leaves behind his sister-in-laws Nancy Dugas and Edna Dugas, his nephew Brian and his wife Lisa, nieces Amy Dugas and husband Jeff Robbins, Rochelle Howe and her husband R.J. and companion Lorraine (Laurie) Lamereaux. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Arthur Dugas, sister Rhea Barton, brother Norman Dugas and nephew Stephen Dugas.

Robert graduated from Charlton High School in 1950, and entered the Air Force soon after. He had a strong interest in aviation and continued his education in Tulsa at the Spartan School of Aviation before finishing training at the Embry-Riddle School of Aviation in Miami, Fla. His background in aircraft mechanics, flight engineering and airframe and powerplant mechanics led to a long, successful career at Sikorsky Aircraft as a helicopter inspector. His job gave him the opportunity to travel to Singapore and Germany and throughout the U.S.

After retirement, Bob returned to his family home in Charlton where he happily embraced life’s simple pleasures. He enjoyed traveling to Florida and Pennsylvania Dutch country, working in his yard, eating out, playing golf, and spending time with his family, Laurie and friends. Bob was proud to be a Mason and member of the Oxford Post American Legion. He was an enthusiastic New England sports fan.

Bob was a dedicated parishioner at St. Joseph’s Church in Charlton and never missed an 8:00 a.m. mass if he could help it. Bob was loved very much and will be greatly missed for his ever-present smile, easy laugh and sweet disposition. He will always be remembered by his nieces and nephews as the “fun uncle”.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to St. Joseph’s Church, 10 H. Putnam Rd. Ext., Charlton, MA 01507. A celebratory mass will be held at a later date and burial will be private. Arrangements are under the care of Robert J. Miller-Charlton Funeral Services, Charlton.

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