Jane Marie DuMoulin, 91, of Morrisonville, passed away on Jan. 15, 2018, peacefully, at her home, with family members by her side.
She was born on Feb. 3, 1926, at her family home on 23 Park Street in Tupper Lake, N.Y., the daughter of Clarence and Mary (Murry) Potvin. Jane's three siblings, Clara-Ann, Clarence Jr., and James predeceased her. She attended Holy Ghost Academy through grade 8 and graduated as Valedictorian of her 1943 class at Tupper Lake High School. At her graduation, she received a scholarship to Central City Business Institute in Syracuse, N.Y. Her studies at CCBI prepared her for her life in business which spanned from 1943 to December 2017.
In 1951, Jane married Lawrence "Buck" DuMoulin, also a Tupper Lake native. Together they raised six children in Tupper Lake; Jill (Andrew) Abdallah of Morrisonville, Mark (Susan) DuMoulin of Central Islip, N.Y., Amy (William) Arsenault of Tupper Lake, James DuMoulin of Corinth, N.Y., Beth (Robert) Bierwirth of North Sutton, N.H., and Traci (Robert) Perrigo of Morrisonville. While raising her family, Jane kept books for her husband's businesses and opened Jane's Children Shop which burned in the Holland House fire. In 1968 she and her husband purchased Red Top Cottages, later renamed Red Top Motel. One of many business ventures undertaken involved the addition of a new motel and restaurant complex at Red Top in preparation for the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y. Red Top Motel operated as a family business until 1988. That same year, Jane, a whiz with accounting began working at her daughter and son-in law's establishment, Architectural & Engineering Design Associates, (AEDA) in Plattsburgh, N.Y., where she assisted in business functions through December of this year. Being the independent and vibrant soul she was, she continued driving, doing daily errands including banking and postal runs. From 1988 through 1997, winter months were spent working for both Big Tupper and Whiteface Ski Schools. In 2000, Jane moved permanently to Morrisonville, where she resided with her daughter Jill and her husband Andy.
During her life, she contributed to several civic organizations and projects. Jane was on the Planning Commission for building L.P. Quinn Elementary School. She held a term as the President of ARC (The Adirondack ARC). She was a member of the ARC Board of Governors. She was a member of the Clinton, Essex, and Franklin Counties Library Board. She volunteered for the 1980 Winter Olympic in Lake Placid and was a hand timer at the finish line of the men's slalom course. In 1998, Jane was appointed to the Board of Visitors at Sunmount by Governor Pataki. Her role on the Board of Visitors included a seat on the Surrogate Decision Making Board as well as the Incident Review Committee. Jane was an active participant until her last meeting in October of 2017 and was a valued member of the team.
Jane would say the most important job during her lifetime was raising her family. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. The wisdom gained from living through the many years of change she experienced during her lifetime always allowed her to give great advice at just the right time.
She spent her time attending her family's events including sporting events, plays, concerts, graduations, and weddings. She enjoyed nothing more than telling stories about what each of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were involved in. She was everyone's cheerleader and unconditional giver of love, particularly to her first granddaughter AmyJane. She was a familiar face visiting her at PATH and her home and will surely be missed by all.
In 1997, Jane lost her husband of 47 years.
She leaves behind 17 grandchildren, AmyJane Abdallah of Peru, James Abdallah of Plattsburgh, Maribeth (Jessie) Daniels of Plattsburgh, Mark(Kristin) DuMoulin II of Manhattan, N.Y., Michael (Kortney) DuMoulin of Central Islip, N.H., Brooke (Chris) Gabriels of New Paltz, N.Y., Timothy (Korin) Arsenault of Miller Place, N.Y., Bethany (Nicholas) Cimler of Riverview, Fla., Bergan Flannigan of Plattsburgh, Jarrett DuMoulin of Corinth, N.Y., Joelle DuMoulin (deceased), Clint DuMoulin of Plattsburgh, Elizabeth (Ryan) Leite of Sommerset, Mass., Carter Bierwirth of North Sutton, N.H., Rebekah (Andy) Popp of Greenfield, Wisc., Jacob Rice of Malta, N.Y., and Whitney (Fred) Schuller of Tupper Lake; and 19 great-grandchildren, Andie Abdallah, Kennedy Spriggs, Samantha and Maximus DuMoulin, Makenzie and Katey DuMoulin, Benjamin and Gracie Gabriels, Jackson and Molly Arsenault, Willow Flannigan, Colt and Remington Cimler, Hunter and Layla DuMoulin, Evan and Charlie Rice and Emilie and Ellie Schuller. Additionally, she is survived by her lifetime friend, Mary Chapman of Tupper Lake as well as several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Jane's Life will be held on her birthday, Feb. 3, 2018. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. Committal prayers and burial will be held in the spring in St. Alphonsus Cemetery in Tupper Lake, N.Y.
Memorial donations in Jane's memory may be made to; Hospice of the North Country, ARC Foundation of Clinton County, Wounded Warriors, and Memorial Sloan Pediatrics. Jane's family would like to thank Hospice of the North County for providing support and compassion during her final days with her family.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055. To offer an online condolence, share a symbolic gesture, or share a photo in memory of Jane DuMoulin please visit www.hamiltonfuneralhome.com
Published on January 18, 2018