Samuel J. Dube 1991-2019 MONTPELIER — Samuel J. Dube, 27, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Father’s Day, June 16, 2019, at the home of his loving caregiver, Nadia Marin. Sam was born in Berlin on Oct. 11, 1991. He was the son of Elden Dube, of Montpelier, and Rebecca Johnston, of Essex Junction. Sam is survived by his sister, Mattie; his maternal grandparents Robert and Stephanie Johnston, of Strafford; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Sam was predeceased by his paternal grandparents Simeon and Mattie Dube, of Madawaska, Maine; and his brother, Eren Dube. Sam was born with developmental disabilities and although his life was a short and challenged one, he was full of love, smiles and happiness. Sam had an endearing interest in machinery and musical instruments of all kinds, especially those that were LOUD. Many people crossed Sam’s path, deeply enriching his life, as he enriched theirs. Sam’s family would like to thank everyone for their accepting and assimilating him into their lives with respect and dignity that all individuals, no matter their circumstances, deserve. Our thanks go out to the staff of The Family Center of Washington County, Washington County Mental Health Services, teachers and staff in the Montpelier School System (UES, MSMS, MHS), coaches and partners involved with Unified Sports, VT Special Olympics and the extremely dedicated, caring and loving personal care assistants who worked with Sam throughout his life. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to make a donation to the Samuel and Eren Dube Scholarship Fund that has been established to help children in need to access preschool programs offered at The Family Center of Washington County, 383 Sherwood Drive, Montpelier, VT 05602; and/or to the Samuel and Eren Dube Scholarship Fund that is being established to help fund programs and activities of the Unified Sports Program within the Montpelier Public Schools, 5 High School Drive, Montpelier, VT 05602. A memorial service to celebrate Sam’s life will be held on Oct. 11, 2019, in Montpelier.

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