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Robert Leo Dube

December 10, 1930 ~ February 4, 2018 (age 87)

Robert Leo Dubé

(December 10, 1930 – February 4, 2018)


Leo Dubé, 87, of Newport Beach, California, died at home surrounded by family on February 4, 2018. Leo was born in Los Angeles on December 10, 1930 to Ernest and Marie Dubé. He graduated from Mt. Carmel High School, Los Angeles and then attended Carmelite and Trappist seminaries in New York and New Mexico.


Leo was drafted by the Army in 1952 and stationed at Fort Ord, California. While on the Monterey Peninsula, he met Lucy Gallaro of Monterey and they married there in 1955. They moved to Los Angeles and later bought a home in Torrance. In 1966, they moved to Newport Beach and remained in the same house until the present. Leo was a career electrician and member of IBEW Local 11, retiring in 1992.


Leo and Lucy raised eight children (Mary Anne, Mona, Joseph, Thomas, Lucia, Kathleen, Janine, and Carla), including two sets of identical twins. Leo is survived by his wife Lucy of 62 years, a brother and sister, the eight children, 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister Mary Joyce, a brother Howard, and a grandson Christopher.


Leo’s Catholic faith was an important part of his life. He attended daily Mass since his First Communion and loved prayer, scripture, theology and spiritual reading. He was heavily involved with parish work in Los Angeles and Orange Counties and served as cantor, lector, adoration coordinator, Eucharistic minister, religious education instructor, and also served in the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Knights of Columbus, Holy Names Society, the Cursillo movement and many other ministries.


He enjoyed family time, bowling, music, and was endlessly creating or fixing things around the house. At any given time, he was involved in various projects, all in differing stages of development. His talent for repairing things was often offered to the church and others. He was a man who enjoyed serving others.


A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Christ Our Savior Church in Santa Ana on Saturday, February 10th at 11:30 AM (2000 W. Alton Avenue). Burial will follow at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange (7845 E. Santiago Canyon Road, Orange).


Memorial donations may be given to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County (

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