Robert E. DupreyDecember 12,2012
Robert E. DupreyRobert E. Duprey
BRANDON — Robert Ernest Duprey, 83, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Mountain View Center in Rutland.
He was born Dec. 23, 1928, in Chester, the son of Ernest A. and Ruth (Benson) Duprey.
He grew up in Chester, where he received his early education.
In earlier years he worked as a woodsman, logging the mountains of Chester. He later farmed for a short while before moving to New Haven, Conn. In New Haven, he became a self-employed roofer and continued working as a roofer until his retirement.
He enjoyed fishing, was an avid reader and fan of the New York Yankees and New York Giants. He was also a big bingo player.
Survivors include his wife, Rita Fuller Duprey of Brandon; two sons, Ernest Robert Duprey of Reading, and David Henry Duprey of Springfield; five daughters, Rosa-Lee Gould of Brandon, Stephanie Poleio of West Haven, Conn., Leona Pratt of Manchester, N.H., Bobbi-Jo Voight of Brandon, and Theresa Dwire of Lawsonville, N.C.; a brother, Richard Bruce of New Hampshire; a sister, Marjorie Childs of Buxton, Maine; 17 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers, Donald Foster Duprey and Gary Bruce, and a sister Elizabeth Osgood.
Friends may call Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Conant Square Apartments Day Room, in Brandon.
A private burial will take place at a later date in Pleasant View Cemetery in Chester.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Robert Duprey Memorial Fund, c/o Miller & Ketcham, 26 Franklin St., Brandon, VT 05733.
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: In 1900, a crew arrives at a Scottish isle lighthouse to find the previous crew has vanished; in 1944, George S. Patton relieves Bastogne; in 1890, 'Uncle Charlie' Osborne born; in 1891, Henry Miller born in New York.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Capt. James Cook discovers and names Christmas Island, Brits develop and test H-bombs there in 1957-58; 100 years ago today, Christmas truce takes hold on Western Front in France, combatants observe the holiday.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Gen. Wm. T. Sherman concludes March to the Sea, secures Savannah, Ga., offers the city as Christmas gift to Pres. Lincoln; N.Y.'s Lincoln Tunnel opens in 1937; first gorilla born in captivity, Colo, celebrates 58th birthday today.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Brent Curtis reports on the probe into a city bar fight involving police officers; Vt. Yankee has its last media day event before final shutdown next week; Depot Park hosts annual vigil to raise awareness of plight of homeless.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Vermont Gas Systems puts Phase 2 on hold as the latest estimate for Phase 1 takes a 27 percent leap upward, to a total of $157 million; U.S. Attorney Tristram Coffin quits for job with private firm; police cite man in pot bust.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: In 1972, Christmas bombing of North Vietnam ordered by President Richard Nixon, most lethal strikes of the war; in 1989, U.S. invades Panama to depose, arrest and charge Gen. Manuel Noriega with drug trafficking, racketeering.