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Helen Duprey


1919 - 2012 | Obituary Condolences
1919-2012
ADAMS - Helen Duprey, formerly of 8 Hathaway St., died Friday, March 23, 2012 on her 93rd birthday at the U.C.O.N.N. Health Center, in Farmington, Conn.
Born in Adams on March 23, 1919, daughter of the late John and Antonina Brzezowska Kozik she attended Adams schools.
Her last place of employment was for the former Wall Streeter Shoe Co. in North Adams where she retired in the early 1970's. Prior to that she was employed for the former Sprague Electric Co. in North Adams, and the former Berkshire Hathaway Co. in Adams both for several years. Following her retirement she had great pleasure in babysitting Christopher Bigelow which filled her days with joy.
Mrs. Duprey was a communicant of the former Notre Dame des Sept Douleurs Church in Adams. She was a member of the Adams Senior Citizens and Adams Post 160 of the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and cooking, and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Her husband, Robert M. Duprey, whom she married on June 14, 1947, died December 16, 1993.
She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Sarmuk and her husband William of Canton, Conn., and with whom she made her home, Paula Jurczak and her husband Michael of Ketchikan, Alaska, one sister, Frances Pikul of Adams, five grandchildren, Paula Sanden, Pamela Briggs, Patricia Canny, Timothy and Jason Jurczak, fourteen great grandchildren, Jana, Justin, Sydney Sanden, Cam, James, Helen, Billy Canny, William, Emily, Abby Briggs, Captain, Ezra, Adelai, Kalyn Jurczak, and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Amella Trottier, Isabelle Lipinski. Six brothers, Isadore, Matthew, Edwin, Stanley, Frank, and Walter Kozik.
FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Helen Duprey will take place Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 9 a.m. from the TROTTIER PRINGLE FUNERAL HOME, 6 Summer St., Adams, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the Parish of Pope John Paul the Great in Adams. Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery in Adams. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Monday from 4 to 7 p.m.
Donations in her memory can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic at Children's Hospital in Boston in care of the funeral home.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Mar. 25, 2012
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