HAROLD “POP” RUSSELL DUPEE, 93, of Barbour Street in North Adams, died Sunday April 21 at the Mt. Greylock Extended Care Facility in Pittsfield, MA. He was born in Adams, MA on November 9, 1919, a son of the late Ernest and Eura (Brouseau) Dupee. He attended schools in Adams, MA. He was a very proud and decorated Veteran of World War II, serving as a Corporal in the US Army. He served under General MacArthur in New Guinea and the Philippines.
Harold and his wife, Rita, ran the Willows Motel in Williamstown for 17 years. He was also the proprietor and operator of the Dupee Floor Sanding business, which is still a family owned operation. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Mercy Church. Harold enjoyed many years hiking Mt. Greylock with his children and grandchildren. He loved gardening and helping people with his kind and generous heart.
Harold was married to the late Rita T. (Dargie) Dupee on June 4, 1946in the Notre Dame Church in Adams, MA. She died in 2003. Survivors include his two daughters, Sharon Krzanik and Joan Fortin; three sons, Harold Dupee Jr., David Dupee and Richard Dupee; 20 grandchildren; 42 greatgrandchildren, a sister, Bernice LaPlante and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Francis and William Dupee, a sister, Ruth LaFrance and a great grandson, Jacob Fortin.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Harold Dupee will be celebrated Friday April 26, 2013 at 11:00 AM at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will be at a later date. Calling hours will be Friday morning from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Flynn and Dagnoli Funeral Home, WEST CHAPEL, 521 West Main Street, North Adams. Memorial donations can be made to the ROPES Program or the Activities Department of Mt. Greylock Extended Care Facility through the funeral home. To send flowers, a gift basket, card or message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.