LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – A private funeral procession took place Friday morning in Ludlow to honor the late Ludlow Fire Chief Homer Rene Dubois.
Chief DuBois, who headed the department for more than a quarter of a century, passed away last weekend at the age of 98. The honor guard and cortege stopped at the Ludlow Public Safety Complex where Chief Dubois had served his community for so many years, The Chief’s successors had benefited from his example.
According to the Ludlow Police Department, the procession traveled up East Street from the funeral home, turned left onto Chapin Street and turned left onto Center Street before entering Ludlow’s Island Pond Cemetery.
“He was a good mentor, an excellent Chief,” said Retired Ludlow Fire Chief Anthony Jarvis.
A short ceremony was held along the route outside of the Ludlow Public Safety Complex. The procession included, Ludlow Fire Department vehicles, private motor vehicles, and a walking contingent of Ludlow Fire Department members.
Chapin Street between East Street and Center Street was closed to non-essential traffic from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.