Joseph R. Dubois



On March 10, 2018, Joseph Roger Dubois, 89, Fredericksburg, passed away quietly at Stafford Hospital Center.

Joseph was born in New Britain, Conn. on December 6, 1938 to Joseph Dubois and the former Eugenie Marie Veilleux whom predeceased him in 1969 and 1983 respectively.

Joseph joined the United States Air Force in 1948 and spent an illustrious 26 year career faithfully serving his country. He served in Korea, Vietnam, Guam, Germany and at least six other locations in the United States as a communications specialist.

After his retirement from the U.S.A.F. in 1974 he went on to serve in Civil Service at the Cameron Defense Supply agency in Alexandria for an additional 20 years.

Joseph was deeply religious and was a devout Catholic. He volunteered for many years at Andrews Air Force Base, Fisher House. One notable achievement was his assistance in collecting donations used to purchase a church bell, which was donated to a small West German church of refugees that fled across the border of Czechoslovakia and East Germany in 1961-1962 while the Communist government closed down the borders.

Joseph inspired his children with strong work ethics and strived to instill the values of honesty, thrift, and consideration of other people’s property. He left behind four of his own children; 16 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. He was also predeceased by his wife of 49 years, the former Louise Alice Hutchings of Houlton, Maine; two sisters, Lorraine DuPont and Margaret Lillian Legault; and one brother, Roland.

A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 16, at Quantico National Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to your St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.