Mary A. Dumas PROCTOR — On Dec. 30, 2020, Mary Ann Dumas, 68, died peacefully at home with her wife at her side, after a courageous battle with corticobasal degeneration. She was born in Rutland, Vermont, June 28, 1952, the daughter of Mearl and Aline (Aileen) (Stephenson) Dumas. Mary graduated from Poultney High School and continued her education in accounting. Mary met the love of her life, Carol Soulia, in 1994. They spent their time building a life of love, adventure and memories. Two of their fondest memories are their civil union May 27, 2007, and their marriage Aug. 25, 2013. Mary was a bookkeeper at Ray Beane Tire & Services Center for 29 years. Upon retiring in 2013, she worked as customer service/sales rep at Vianor Tire & Auto Service. Mary will be remembered for her shy, yet mischievous, dimples, solid work ethic and jack-of-all-trades skills. She enjoyed sharing her knowledge, helping and giving to friends and family without a need for recognition. Mary enjoyed fishing, camping, being outdoors, baking and spending time with family, friends and her fur babies, Pringles, Yogi and Izabella. Mary is survived by her wife/soulmate/caregiver, Carol Soulia of Proctor; daughter, Sheila (Allen) and grandson Aidan Spencer of Essex Junction; brother, Edward Dumas of Poultney; sisters, Elizabeth Nantel of Benson and Linda Ouellette Guinness of Orwell; several nieces and nephews. In memory of Mary, donations may be made to PSP & CBD Foundation, 7961 Falling Creek Road, Bedford, VA 24523-5671; BAYADA Hospice, 190 South Main St. Suite 2, Rutland, VT 05701; or Rutland County Humane Society, 765 Stevens Road, Pittsford, VT 05763. A celebration of life is to be held at a later date. Arrangements by the Clifford Funeral Home.

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Carol and Liz...I am so sorry to see Mary passed away. My sincerest condolences to you both and your families. Deanna McLellan


Thank you, Deanna!


My condolences to Mary's family. I was sorry to read of the disease she struggled with the last years of her life. I only knew Mary through her work at Vianor. She was always so friendly and helpful. May your loving memories bring you comfort and peace. Sr. Martha St. Onge


Thank you, Martha!


Carol and family... I am so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. She had a long hard road with her illness, but she was so lucky to have the love and support of you all. May God bless you all and be assured that she is happy and healthy in heaven, watching over you all. Take care.. - Stan


Thanks, Stan! Mary knew you from our social gatherings. She always enjoyed your company and sense of humor!

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