Mildred M. Dubois

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Mildred M. Dubois, 68, of Pittston passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning, Oct. 6, 2010, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Her loving husband is Gilles (Gus) P. Dubois. Together, Gus and Mildred would have celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary Dec. 6, 2010.

Born March 23, 1942, in Kingston, Mildred was the daughter of the late William and Adeline Long Eppley.

Mildred was raised in Edwardsville and attended the former Edwardsville High School.

A homemaker most of her life, Mildred took great pride in tending to the daily needs of her loving husband and children. Besides her role as a homemaker, Mildred also worked side-by-side with her husband in their roofing business, Gus Dubois Construction, of Swoyersville.

A loving and caring person, Mildred was a foster parent for many years. During her years as a foster parent, Mildred cared for 28 children.

Mildred and her husband, Gus, loved to travel together. During their 35 years of marriage, Mildred and Gus went on 24 cruises to various destinations throughout the world.

A woman of many enjoyments, Mildred especially enjoyed going shopping, playing cards and listening to her favorite country music.

Family was the cornerstone of Mildred's life and she cherished every moment she had with her loving family. Mildred held a special place in her heart for her grandchildren and loved each one of her grandchildren unconditionally.

Mildred will forever be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Her beautiful spirit will forever live on in the hearts of her devoted family and friends.

In addition to her parents, William and Adeline Eppley, Mildred was also preceded in death by her grandson, Joseph DeArmitt; her brother, Alfred Eppley; and her sisters, Florence DeArmitt and Rose Eppley.

In addition to her loving husband, Gus, Mildred is also survived by her children, Raymond DeArmitt and his wife, Linda, Harding; Ronald DeArmitt and his wife, Diane, Ransom; Patrick DeArmitt and his wife, Sheryl, Larksville; Sheila Perry, Luzerne; Sherry Pitcavage and her husband, David, Swoyersville; Jason Dubois and his wife, Micheal, Luzerne; and Kimberly Dubois, Swoyersville; 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and friends; and her faithful dog, Sonny Boy.

Mildred's family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. John Brady and also the nurses and staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the gentle, kind and compassionate care they bestowed upon Mildred during her time of illness.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with the Rev. Donald A. Roberts Sr., pastor of Forty Fort United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville.

Family and friends are invited to call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, and also from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service Saturday, at the funeral home.

For additional information or to send the family of Mrs. Mildred M. Dubois an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website at www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mildred's memory to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Oct. 7, 2010