Randall “Randy” S. Dumas, 77, of Manchester, CT died peacefully at home with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.
Randall was born on April 29, 1945, son of the late Norman and Phyllis Dumas of East Hartford, CT. Randall leaves behind a loving wife of 56 years - Nadine Dumas, a predeceased and much missed son Randall B. Dumas, daughter Renee Dumas, and granddaughter Penelope Dumas. He also leaves behind two brothers: Phillip Dumas and spouse Rosemary, Gary Dumas and partner Cindy Masterson, a predeceased sister Norma Hollister Pitts, and his extended and beloved family: Bruce and Sharon Cutler, Bob and Cynthia Hanson, Mark and Lilly Shemonsky, many nieces and nephews, and close friend Rob Paszek.
Randall was a highly respected and loyal Insurance Agent and Investment Representative for 35 years to many clients throughout the State of CT up until his retirement in 2008. From 1975 to 1978 Randall was an active member of the Manchester, CT Jaycees receiving many outstanding awards for his service to the community. From 1975 to 1976 he served as State Director and from 1977 to 1978 he served as External Vice President. Randall was an avid fisherman and was a member of the CT Bass Federation and One Term President of the CT Bass Anglers Association.
Randall’s past-times included fishing, deep sea diving, leather making, model ship building, collecting antique bottles and insulators, reading about astrology and American history - specifically the Civil War, and long Sunday drives with his loved ones. Most of all, Randall enjoyed restoring our beloved family home and was a self-taught master carpenter.
As a child Randall loved to explore the back woods of East Hartford, CT with his dog Chinook. For him it was a place of peace and wonder. We would like to think Randall has come full circle now and is off playing in those same woods he played in as a child. May you Rest in Peace. You are loved and will be dearly missed.
Friends and relatives are welcome to join the family at Manchester Funeral Home, 142 E. Center St., Manchester on Friday, January 20th, beginning at 10:00 AM, with a Celebration of Life to start at 11:30 AM. Burial is to follow immediately after in East Cemetery, 220 E. Center St., Manchester.