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Michael John Dumond

April 2, 1964 ~ July 20, 2018 (age 54)
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Michael John Dumond, 54, of Springfield, MA died Friday, July 20, 2018 at Baystate Medical Center. He was the son of Nancy (Toutain) Dumond and the late William Dumond. He was the devoted husband of Michelle (Welliver) Dumond. Michael was a handyman in every sense of the word, he would fix the "unfixable" and proceed to celebrate with a cheeky dance. When he wasn't working, you could find Mike curled up with his 130-lb lap dogs, Beemer and Ryah. 

At family events, Michael was always seen with a smile and a Budweiser and if you ever lost sight of all 6'4" of him, you could easily look towards the dance floor and see him bouncing from one side to the other, possibly even using his unusually long arms to pull someone onto the floor. Mike had a personality that filled a room the moment he walked through the door. Michael was not only known for his giant quirky personality, but he was also known for his shenanigans down at the Forest Lake Campground, he spent his time riding in the golf cart with his grandson screeching and giggling as they rolled over bumps and down hills. Michael was always quick to respond to the call of duty, whether it be removing rusty bolts, shovelling snow or opening jars, he was always eager to help and be there whether it was a family member or a stranger, everyone received the same bright crooked smile that reassured his confidence... whether it was true or not he beamed confidence. When Michael wasn't fixing a problem, snuggling his German Shepherds or Grandson, he was bowling, those long limbs gave him an edge over his opponents and family, when he strolled up to the lane, his competition shuttered because they knew they were in for quite a competition. Michael was a great human being, he had his flaws, like his detestment for Doctors or Politics. Mike was stubborn about his "homeopathic remedies" (i.e. drink water, go lay down) and the notion that everyone should just live in the woods and leave everyone else alone, which he believed would solve ALL foreign affair problems. 

Michael was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his grandson and best friend, Tyler Michael Dumond, of Holyoke, MA; two sons, Jonmichael Dumond and Donald Welliver both of Springfield, MA, and a daughter, Karen (Welliver) Camacho of Berlin, CT. He also leaves behind two brothers, William Dumond and Raymond Dumond both of East Hartford, CT; two sisters Barbara Dumais, her husband Leo, and Linda Michaud, as well as her husband Philip Michaud, all of East Hartford, CT. As well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends to remember him.  

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