Joseph A. Dehais

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  • "May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow."
  • "Abiit nemine salutato. A toast of Bitter Lemon to you, my..."
    - Tom Pellerin
  • "Rest well, Joe. As a friend of your younger brother, Bill,..."
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    - Julie O'Sullivan-Maillet
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    - Barbara Monroe
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Joseph A. Dehais
1949 - 2018
PORTLAND - Joseph A. Dehais, 68, of Portland died Jan. 10, 2018, of complications of Type 1 diabetes.
Joe was born in Glens Falls, N.Y. He was the son of the late Robert J. Dehais and Barbara L. Dehais.
Joe grew up in Glens Falls and in Waterville, Maine. He graduated from Coburn Classical Institute in Waterville and went on to Princeton University, where he studied chemical engineering. At Princeton, he was a member of Cloister Inn. He continued on with graduate studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he was very active in campus government.
Joe had a diverse professional life in sales, teaching at Hartwick College and Towson University, and a number of entrepreneurial pursuits that blessed him with many international trav-el adventures. Joe lived in Washington, D.C., for many years. A voracious reader, avid writer and connoisseur of early black-and-white films and short wave radio programming, Joe more than earned the title of professional student. He also enjoyed bicycling and photography.
Joe is survived by his sister, Connie Dehais, of Portland; his brother, Bill, and sister-in-law Nita Dehais, of Cumberland; a niece, Celia Dehais, of South Burlington, Vt.; and nephew, Cameron Dehais, of Cumberland.
A private burial will be held in the spring at the convenience of his family. To sign Joe's guest book and leave memories and condolences for the family, please visit:

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Published in Central Maine on Jan. 14, 2018
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