Lionel Frederick Dubé ’61 died on July 26, 2005, in Arcadia, California.
Born on October 1, 1934, in Jay, he prepared for college at Livermore Falls High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1957. After his discharge in 1957, he entered Bowdoin as a member of the Class of 1961. Following his graduation from the College, he was a graduate student at the University of California at Los Angeles for a year. He was a deputy clerk in the Beverly Hills Municipal Court in Los Angeles County for a year and then was for three years manager of contract processing with Dorhman Hotel Supply in Los Angeles. From 1966 to 1975, he was assistant manager of the contract division with Elsters in Los Angeles and then was briefly manager of the contract division with Aaron Schultz in Long Beach before starting his own firm, Quality Environments Diversified. In all, for more than 35 years he was a supervisor for hotel chains in the field of nationwide interior decorating. While in the Army in Germany, he married Anneliese M. Werner, who lived with him during his undergraduate years in Brunswick. They were divorced in 1959. He is survived by his close friend and partner, Frank Pena of Arcadia; eight sisters, Vivian Gagnon of Farmington, Sister Marie Stella (Anita) of the Sisters of Saint Joseph in Winslow, Mary Ann Dubé of Sabbatus, Mary Jane Edmunds of Jay, Julienne Shaw of Carnegie, PA, Claire Edmunds of Phillips, Elaine Smith of St. Helena, SC, and Stella Paquette of Scottsdale, AZ; and two brothers, Wille V. Dubé of New Jersey, and John T. Dubé of Jay.