DOVER - Mary C. DuBois died on Thursday, July 23, 2020. She was the daughter of Elizabeth Mullen Callaghan from Dover and Owen Callaghan of Rochester. She was born in Dover on June 26, 1926, and was a lifelong resident there.
She was married to Arthur J. DuBois of Dover for 71 years. He predeceased her this year on May 17. She is survived by her six sons and daughters-in-law: Michael and Beth DuBois of Rochester, Brian DuBois and Bernice Sullivan of Wentworth, Neil DuBois and Liz Cacciola of Elkins, Brendan DuBois and Mona Pinette of Exeter, Dennis and Cindy DuBois of Victoria, Minn., and Stephen and Lara DuBois of Newfields.
She has fourteen grandchildren: Bridget DuBois Matile, Siobhan DuBois Cardinal, Lindsay DuBois, Michael DuBois, Caitlan DuBois, Benjamin DuBois, Julia DuBois, Phelan DuBois, Nora DuBois, Erin DuBois, Meghan DuBois, Mallory DuBois, Molly DuBois and Samantha DuBois. She also has six great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.
She is also survived by her brother, Owen Callaghan, and was predeceased by her brother Leo M. Callaghan, who died in combat in World War II, and her brother Joseph Callaghan of Wakefield.
Mary was a 1944 graduate of Dover High School and then graduated from the New Hampshire School of Beauty in Concord.
For many years, Mary was the owner and proprietor of the Dover Point Beauty Walk, and also worked as a hairdresser at St. Anne's Nursing Home. With her husband Arthur, she was also a co-owner of the Hilltop Doughnut Shop in Somersworth.
Mary was an active community supporter in Dover, and served on the parish council for St. Joseph's Church, as well as a Eucharistic Minister, and assisted both Cub Scout Pack 170 and Boy Scout Troop 170, worked for many years as a poll worker during municipal and state elections, served on the school board for St. Thomas Aquinas High School, and as a volunteer for the Dover Food Pantry.
Mary was devoted to her family, and enjoyed traveling with her husband Arthur to the White Mountains, Canada, the Caribbean, and twice to Ireland, where she located her ancestral home in Keady, County of Armagh.
One of her proudest accomplishments was a self-published book in which she published amusing anecdotes of raising six sons from the 1950s through the 1980s.