Ethel Minerva Fiero Dumas
December 9, 1919 - January 15, 2012
Ethel Minerva Fiero Dumas, 95, died at Burlington, Vermont on January 15th, 2012.
Born May 22, 1916 in Saugerties, New York, to William Myndrese Fiero and Ethel Minerva Mosher, a 1934 graduate of Saugerties High School as Salutatorian, then graduating Suma Cum Laude from Elmira Women’s College in 1938, later earning her masters at State University of New York at Plattsburgh. She began her teaching career in 1938 in Hague, also teaching in Hudson Falls, and then marrying Adolphus J. Dumas of Ticonderoga in 1943, continuing her teaching career at Ticonderoga High School.
She is especially remembered as being a devoted educator, committed to aiding her students achieve their highest potential in their studies, most especially in her beloved fields of math and science. She retired in 1978.
She liked to be in the know, staying informed of all local topics, enjoying coffee and great conversation, offering excellent advice and insight. Always ready to go for a hot dog, she loved to travel ever accompanied by a full set of maps. Having a lead foot with a black belt in shopping, she was always ready for the next adventure.
Survivors include; son, Robert A. Dumas & wife LaurelAnn of Mesa, Arizona; daughter, Nancy A. Cossey & husband Ronald Cossey of Putnam, New York; grandson Daniel Cossey & wife Babette of Warrensburg, New York; step-grandson, Scott Spivey & wife Rachel of Kent, Washington. Ethel was preceded in death by husband Adolphous J. Dumas in 1988.
Welcoming all who wish to remember her, visitation will be Thursday January 19th from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home, 11 Algonkin St. Ticonderoga, NY 12883, (518)-585-7323.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 Friday January 20th at First United Methodist Church, 1045 Wicker St, Ticonderoga, NY 12883, (518) 585-7995, reception following service. The Rev. Scott Tyler, Pastor, will officiate.
Interment will be in late spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are welcome at Ticonderoga Emergency Squad, Inc., P.O. Box 265, Ticonderorga, NY 12883.
Don't think of her as gone away-
her journey's just begun,
life holds so many facets-
this earth is only one. . .
Just think of her as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.
Think how she must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of her as living
in the hearts of those she touched. . .
for nothing loved is ever lost-
and she was loved so much.