Venice loves you and you will be dearly missed, Joelle. Your presence and contributions will live on in the hearts and minds that you have touched.
Joelle Dumas, 1949- 2022
It is with a heavy heart that we at Venice Paparazzi create this article. Beloved community member, educator extraordinaire, and brilliant shining light to all who knew her, Joelle Dumas passed away Monday Dec. 12, 2022 at sunset.
Joelle was the founder of Ecole Claire Fontaine and the Venice WAVE awards. She also ran a summer camp for kids and served as Education Chair on the Venice Chamber of Commerce. Joelle worked tirelessly to create a better community and her passion and love were infectious. Joelle loved children and the ocean.
Venice Paparazzi had the pleasure of knowing and working with Joelle on many projects and events. We photographed the WAVE awards every year, shot her son’s wedding, promoted her camps, photographed graduations at Ecole Claire Fontaine, served on the Venice Chamber of Commerce Board with her, and more.
View photos of the photos that we found in the Venice Paparazzi archives of Joelle, her family, and friends!
Here is the 12.13.22 message from her husband of 37 years, Jimmy!