Patrick Dubois, 73, Bristol

Retired sexton loved jukeboxes, oldies music


Patrick Dubois, 73, of Bristol and formerly of Warren, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Fall River, a son of the late Hector and Mildred Dubois, he was retired as the sexton for St John’s Church in Barrington.  He was the husband of Susan Dubois.

Mr. Dubois, who loved to laugh and joke, enjoyed collecting jukeboxes and liked cars and music of the 1950s and ’60s.

He leaves his brothers, Robert Dubois of Somerset and Roger Dubois of Fall River; a sister, Dorothy Cabral of Somerset; and was the brother of the late Norman, Richard and Kenneth Dubois and Jean Tavares.

Arrangements were with the Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, where family received friends Saturday, Jan. 28. His funeral service was held at the funeral home, and burial was private.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Heart Association, 1 State St #200, Providence, RI 02908.


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