DYER-LAKE FUNERAL HOME
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161 COMMONWEALTH AVE.
ATTLEBORO FALLS, MA 02763-1152
Funeral Home and Cremation Services, LLC
161 Commonwealth Avenue
Village of Attleboro Falls
North Attleboro, Massachusetts 02763
Located in the Historic Willard H. RobinsonHome, circa 1806.
Telephone: 508.695.0200 Toll Free: 888.DYER-LAKE
Welcome to the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home website.
For decades we have provided residents of the Attleboro-North Attleboro communities and surrounding towns with caring and compassionate service.
Our professional licensed staff is available to meet every one of your family's personal needs - 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
We offer guidance and support before a death occurs, at the time a family experiences a loss, and after funeral services. Most importantly, we understand that funerals are for the living. With that in mind, we encourage and assist families to create a meaningful, personalized tribute to their loved one, whether a traditional funeral or a simple cremation service is selected as the means of celebrating the life of the deceased.
Our website is intended to offer you information about Dyer-Lake and the services we provide. It should not be thought of as a substitute for speaking directly with a member of our staff.
We never want technology to take the "service" out of "funeral service."
We appreciate the trust and confidence that has been placed in us.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. Please contact us should you have any questions.
Licensed Funeral Director, Type 3
March 22, 1927 - July 20, 2014
Born in North Attleboro, Massachusetts on March 22, 1927, he was a son of the late Seniah and Lillian (Cloutier) Dugas. He was raised, educated and resided for most of his life in North Attleboro prior to moving to Christopher Heights in Attleboro in 2003 and to Norton in 2006.
Mr. Dugas was a proud United States Navy veteran and served during the World War II era.
He was the founder, owner and operator of Don Dugas Rug and Upholstery in North Attleboro for more than 30 years prior to his retirement.
Mr. Dugas was a communicant of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church in the Village of Attleboro Falls.
He leaves five children: Donna M. Campbell of Pipersville, Pennsylvania; Nancy L. Ruel of Wareham; Holly A. Plumb of Mendon; Ronald J. Dugas of Pocasset and Wayne M. Dugas of Temple, New Hampshire; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and dear friends.
He was the brother of the late Margaret Peggy Bristol, Beatrice Astin, Jeannette Dugas, Edward Dugas, Emory Dugas, Hector Dugas and Lawrence Dugas.
Visitation has been respectfully omitted.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, Stanley Street, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro with the Rev. Thomas A. Frechette, Pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow in St. Marys Cemetery, Towne Street, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.
There will be no funeral cortege from the funeral home prior to commencement of the Funeral Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society Centralized Memorial Processing Center, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.
For additional information or to send the family an expression of sympathy, please visit our online guestbook located on the internet at
Arrangements under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.
Santos Green, Francisca
July 13, 1923 - July 19, 2014
Born in Puerto Rico on July 13, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Abelino Santos and Isabel Green.
She moved to Connecticut from Puerto Rico thrity years ago and relocated to Massachusetts 4 ½ years ago.
While residing in her native land, Ms. Santos Green was employed as a factory worker in an electronics company.
Since residing in the Attleboro area, Mrs. Santos Green was a communicant of the former St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church and more recently of the newly formed St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church in Attleboro.
While living in Connecticut, Mrs. Santos Green was an active communicant and volunteer at Blessed Sacrament Church, Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Her favorite pastimes included time spent creating lifelong memories with her family, nurturing flowers and plants and she had a lifelong love for birds.
She leaves her children: George L. Ortiz in Connecticut; Bernard Ortiz in Florida; Angela I. Gonzales in Connecticut; Eiris Elsaburgos in North Carolina; Justin Rivera in Connecticut; Rosa Maria Procopio in Connecticut; Luz E. Ortiz in Puerto Rico; Maria V. Socia of Attleboro; Basilisa Ortiz in Florida; Carmen J. Ortiz of Attleboro; William J. Ortiz of Attleboro and Hilda M. Cabrera in Puerto Rico; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; two sisters: Lydia Santos in Puerto Rico and Antonia Santos in Puerto Rico; countless nieces and nephews and many extended family members and dear friends.
She was the mother of the late Clemente Ortiz and was the sister of the late Samuel Santos and Crvzita Santos.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend visitation on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 5:00 -8:00 PM in the Memorial Chapel of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right, ¾ mile on the left), Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend the funeral service on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 8:45 AM from the Memorial Chapel of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, North Attleboro followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Linden Street, Attleboro with the Rev. Richard D. Wilson, Pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow in North Purchase Cemetery, Attleboro.
Childrens room available during visitation and while the funeral cortege is being organized.
For additional information or to send the family a written expression of sympathy, please visit an online guest book at www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. (508) 695-0200
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Planning a Funeral
Life ChoicesMost of us plan ahead in life. We plan for our wedding, our children's education, family vacations, and other significant expected life events. We also plan for the unexpected events of life by purchasing home, auto and medical insurance.
Understanding the benefits of pre-planning has prompted many to take the step to pre-plan their own arrangements.
Please call us at (508) 695-0200 to set up an appointment to discuss pre-planning with a caring professional.
Why Pre-Plan?Peace of Mind
Many who have undergone the emotional strain of arranging a funeral within hours of losing a loved one have made the choice to pre-plan their own funeral. Doing so lifts the burden from their loved ones by relieving decision-making pressure at a time of grief and emotional stress.
Funeral arrangements are a deeply personal choice. Pre-planning provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget. And we assure you and your family that the choices you make will be carried out as planned.
When you finalize your plan, we can advise you of the total cost. You do not have to set aside funds for your plan, but doing so protects you against escalating funeral costs. By locking in today's funeral costs and ensuring that the necessary funds are set aside, you help relieve yourself of unnecessary future worry and your survivors of an unexpected expense.
Immediate ArrangementsIn Time of Need
We understand that making the many decisions which come at a time of loss can be difficult. We offer our support by providing you with options as you consider making immediate arrangements.
Please call us at (508) 695-0200 to make arrangements in person with a caring, professional Funeral Director.
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DYER-LAKE FUNERAL HOME
161 COMMONWEALTH AVE.
ATTLEBORO FALLS, MA 02763-1152