Ethan Ensign DuBois, 60, of Bristol


CDR Ethan Ensign DuBois (USNR), 60, of Bristol, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 7, 2014.

Ethan was the loving husband of Linda Lou Borges-DuBois, the proud father of Thomas Ensign DuBois, Timothy Ensign DuBois and Edward James DuBois, and the son of Sara (Shaw) DuBois and the late James Ensign DuBois.

Ethan was a graduate of Brown University and a 20-year Navy veteran. A dedicated Boy Scout Leader, he positively influenced many boys on their path to adulthood.

Ethan’s passion was music. A 20-year member of the Bristol Interfaith Choir, his baritone voice contributed to many Christmas and Fourth of July Concerts.

Born on the 4th of July, Ethan embraced Bristol as his home and the home of the oldest Fourth of July Parade in the country. For many years Ethan celebrated his birthday by marching in the parade in full military uniform as a member of the Bristol Train of Artillery, firing his musket for all to hear.

Ethan is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Tobey and Mark Fidler, and nephews, Edward and Peter Borges, Bailey, Elizabeth, Marcus, Leland and Ross Fidler. Ethan was surrounded by friends and caregivers who loved him dearly.  His daily goodbye to all who cared for him was, ”Remember, Jesus loves you and your family.”

Arrangements are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, where the family will receive friends Saturday, March 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a Memorial Service to follow at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the Bristol Fourth of July Committee, or Narraganset Council Boy Scouts Of America.


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