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Harold "Pop" Dupee
1919 - 2013 NORTH ADAMS Harold "Pop" Russell Dupee, 93, of Barbour Street, died Sunday, April 21,, 2013, at the Mount Greylock Extended Care Facility in Pittsfield.
He was born in Adams on Nov. 9, 1919, a son of Ernest and Eura (Brouseau) Dupee. He attended schools in Adams.
He was a very proud and decorated
World War II
, serving as a Corporal. 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.
His wife, Rita T. (Dargie) Dupee, whom he married June 4, 1946, in the Notre Dame Church, 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 great-grandchildren; a sister, Bernice LaPlante, and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Francis and William Dupee; by a sister, Ruth LaFrance, and by a great-grandson, Jacob Fortin.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Harold Dupee will be celebrated Friday April 26, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will be at a later date.
Calling hours will be Friday from 9 to 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
This obituary was originally published in the North Adams Transcript.
Published online on Apr. 24, 2013 courtesy of North Adams Transcript.
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"It sure was a pleasure to get to know Harold ... some fine lunches and nice talks we had on the porch..."
- Phillip LaBonte
"To Russ and the rest of the Dupee family, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. May your wonderful..."
- Bev Demary Stair
"He was such a sweet man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time."
- Bill and Judy Roberts
"Dear Harold and Family, Thinking of you doing this time. Sorry to hear of your loss. May you find..."
- Bill & Carol Keen
"Have many wonderful memories of good times (and our walks up Mt Greylock) Buck, Rita and all of the..."
- Cindy (Belch) Cox
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