March 11, 1936 - June 17, 2022
Marilyn Jean Wade Dumas of Colonie passed peacefully Friday, June 17, 2022. A lifetime resident with deep family connections to the Capital District, her mother, Elsie, was a member of the Quay family of the Helderberg Hilltowns and her father, Benjamin Wade, a son of a longtime Albany family. A 1954 graduate of Roessleville High School and Albany Business School, Jean had fond memories of her classmates, attending many of her class reunions. Her career as an administrative assistant/bookkeeper spanned six decades, culminating well beyond typical retirement. She spent the last twenty years of her career as a part time office clerk with the Town of Colonie Highway Department and Latham Water District. Jean held deep faith in God and was a longtime member of Roessleville Presbyterian Church. Jean enjoyed writing poems and was very proud of one in particular that gained her Special Mention and a Merit Certificate in a poetry contest. She was always resourceful and creative with a smart eye for fashion and color and enjoyed mixing and matching her many outfits, accessories and purses. Through the years she crocheted and knitted many items including, blankets, wraps and scarfs; generously shared her knowledge and skills of cooking and baking that her family always enjoyed; traveled with local senior groups on many memorable trips, and was on more than a few bowling leagues through the years. She is survived by her children: Kathy Esopi (Augie) of Colonie, NY; Robert Dumas (Rene’) of Atlanta, GA; Darlene Daly (Dan) of Alpharetta, GA; Stephen Dumas (Rodger Thomas) of Stone Mountain, GA; Tim Dumas (Rich Moffit) of Albany, NY; grandchildren: Danielle Allegretti (Peter); Sarah Emmert (Myles); Caroline Hisey (Ben); great-grandmother of Ansley Emmert, Emerson Allegretti, Brody Emmert (with the angels) and Tate Emmert; sister Judy Wolfstich (Philip "Bing") of Phoenix, AZ and Ann Quaqlieri of Las Vegas, NV. Predeceased by sisters Nancy Dorman & Joan Marie Alix; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Jean’s family Wednesday, June 22, 2022 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen Street, Albany, NY 12206. Please enter the funeral home from the rear parking lot only. Her Service will follow at 1:00 pm. The Rite of Committal will be held at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery immediately following the Service.
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