James Chester Dobens, 83, of Nashua died at home on October 2, 2020. He was born on November 18, 1936 in Nashua, NH, the son of the late Chester and Aileen Dobens.
He was the husband of Yolande Dobens (Sirois). They were married on May 27, 1961 in Nashua, NH
James was a graduate of Nashua High School and Nashua Business College. He was enlisted in the US Army in the early 60’s. He later worked at BAE Systems for over 40 years until his retirement, his last position as a purchasing manager.
He was a big fan of college football and basketball. He enjoyed horse racing and was known to pick a few winners. James was also an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox. In his earlier years, he enjoyed competitive candlepin bowling for which he has a trophy collection. Also, in his earlier years, he was a member of the National Club and the American Legion
He was predeceased by his sister Judy McNeil and two brothers Tom Dobens and Jack Dobens of Nashua
James is survived by his son Christopher J. Dobens of Nashua, his grandchildren Christopher D. Dobens of Boston, MA and Catherine I. Dobens of Nashua as well as many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his in-laws, Mariette Sirois, William and Aline Blanchette, George Sirois and Tom McNeil of Nashua as well as Jeannine Beaudry of Beamus Point NY
SERVICES: A walkthrough visitation will be held on Wednesday October 7, 2020 from 6-8PM at the Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH 03064. Friends and family are invited to attend. Due to COVID restrictions all guests entering the funeral home will be required to wear face masks and follow social distancing guidelines. A funeral service will take place Thursday October 8, 2020 at 9:30 AM at St. Patrick’s Church, 29 Spring St., Nashua, NH 03060. An online guest book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com, (603-883-3401) “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER”.