Joseph Devoy Dubuque, II
Age 67, died peacefully at home on October 29, 2022.
Joe is survived by his wife of 23 years, Sandy Bender Dubuque, his son Devoy, his stepson Chris (Sarah) Bender, his grandchildren Madison, Ayden, and Austin, his brothers, Ray Dubuque and John (Kathy) Dubuque, and his two sisters, Mary Desloge and Celeste (Ed) Sprung. Joe was preceded in death by his stepdaughter Julia (Jill) Bailey and his parents Raymond and Roberta Dubuque.
Joe was a native St. Louisan who graduated from DeSmet Jesuit High School. He graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where he developed his lifelong love of learning as well as a passion for architecture. Although Joe returned to St. Louis to work in the family business, he eventually switched gears to find a niche in financial management and then property management and home renovation. Joe and Sandy met while singing in the Cathedral Basilica church choir and sang for Pope John Paul II both in Rome as well as here in St. Louis for the Papal visit with the choir. He bravely struggled with health issues with the loving support of Sandy over the past few years. We will always remember Joe’s kindness to others and his devotion to his family. His passion for life was inspiring to everyone that knew him.
Services: A visitation and memorial Mass will be held on Monday, December 5 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, 4431 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108. Visitation at 9 a.m. with the Mass to follow at 10 a.m. Private family interment. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Blessed Solanus Casey Center in Detroit, Michigan or St. Jude Hospital for Children in the name of Joseph Dubuque and Julia Bailey.
Matt Curran saysDecember 8, 2022 at 11:21 pm
I am so sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. I got to know Joe in his 50’s, and he became someone I enjoyed spending time with as we laughed about life situations. Sometimes we just listen to each other while the other was blowing off a little steam or sadden by a setback. He talked about his accomplishments with great vigor, and was so very proud of his family. Sandy, you are an Angel. I will miss Joe.
Gregory Hoy saysNovember 28, 2022 at 4:25 pm
Please accept my thoughts and prayers in memory of Joe. We went way back to early days grade school and of course later as mates at DeSmet. I regret not being more a part of his life in later years …. but memories of him will always remain … and bring a smile. As well, this rings true for all of the Dubuque family. Godspeed!