ROCHESTER - Arthur J. Dugal, 86, died peacefully, with his family by his side, on Wednesday Dec. 5, 2018.
Born Aug. 19, 1932 in Lewiston, Maine; he was the son of Antoine and Eileen (Woods) Dugal.
In 1955 he married the love of his life, Constance Strachan. They settled in Dover and raised four children.
In his early years he was employed as a full time Army National Guardsman, a job, he said was the best job he ever had. They purchased Friendly's market in the 60s and later, he and his wife Constance worked tirelessly, for over 30 years, at their family businesses Dugal's Market. After his first retirement, he went back to work and at 70 years young, became the oldest apprentice hired at the Portsmouth Navel Shipyard, 10 years later, he fully retired at the age of 80.
Arthur's love of family, the game of golf, camping, woodworking and the Patriots gave him the most joy. An avid golfer he was a long-time member of the Cochecho Country Club, and most recently the Oaks. He enjoyed playing with his sons, grandsons, granddaughter, and his golf buddy's Tommy, Rick and Marty. He cherished the annual camping trip with his entire family to Point Sebago for 33 years. Most importantly he lived a life of love, compassion, respect for others and was admired by so many people, especially his family. He was truly a great man, wonderful daddy, father-in-law, gramp and GG. We will miss him daily.
Members of his family include his wife Constance (Strachan) Dugal of Rochester, his children Cathy Plante and husband Roger of Barrington, Daniel Dugal, Sr. and wife Lisa of Somersworth, David Dugal and wife Kim Hashem-Dugal of Farmington, and Christine Dugal of New Durham, his grandchildren Sarah, Jeffrey, Matthew (Nicole), Amanda (Jon), Daniel, Jr. (Corrine), Kara, Ashley, Katie, Jaime, Shelby, and Jackson, his great grandchildren Aaliyah, Payton, Aurelia, and Delayne, many nieces and nephews.