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Obituary: Samuel J. Dube, 1991-2019

Published June 28, 2019 at 7:00 a.m.
Updated July 5, 2019 at 12:16 p.m.

Samuel Dube
  • Samuel Dube

Samuel J. Dube, 27, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Father’s Day, June 16, 2019, at the home of his loving caregiver Nadia Marin.

Sam was born in Berlin, Vt., on October 11, 1991. He was the son of Elden Dube of Montpelier, Vt., and Rebecca Johnston of Essex Junction, Vt.

Sam is survived by his sister, Mattie; his maternal grandparents, Robert and Stephanie Johnston, of Strafford, Vt.; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Sam was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Simeon and Mattie Dube, of Madawaska, Maine; and his brother, Eren Dube.

Sam was born with developmental disabilities, and although his life was a short and challenged one, he was full of love, smiles and happiness. Sam had an endearing interest in machinery and musical instruments of all kinds, especially those that were loud!

Many people crossed Sam’s path, deeply enriching his life, as he enriched theirs.

Sam’s family would like to thank everyone for accepting and assimilating him into their lives with the respect and dignity that all individuals, no matter their circumstances, deserve. Our thanks go out to the staffs of the Family Center of Washington County and Washington County Mental Health Services; teachers and staff in the Montpelier School System (UES, MSMS, MHS); coaches and partners involved with Unified Sports and Vermont Special Olympics; and the extremely dedicated, caring and loving personal care assistants who worked with Sam throughout his life.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to make a donation to the Samuel and Eren Dube Scholarship Fund that has been established to help children in need to access preschool programs offered at the Family Center of Washington County, 383 Sherwood Dr., Montpelier, VT 05602 and/or to the Samuel and Eren Dube Scholarship Fund that is being established to help fund programs and activities of the Unified Sports Program within the Montpelier Public Schools, 5 High School Dr., Montpelier, VT 05602.

A memorial service to celebrate Sam’s life will be held on October 11, 2019, in Montpelier, Vt.

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