George Dupont Sr.
1928 - 2020
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George Dupont, Sr. passed away suddenly on Friday, July 10, 2020. He was born in New Bedford, MA on September 29, 1928 and moved to Chicopee with his family as a child.
George attended Chicopee High School but did not graduate because he enlisted in the U. S. Army, serving in the 1st Division (The Big Red One) in Berlin, Germany following the war. He was also called to active duty during the Korean War.
After his time in the military, George worked at Chicopee Manufacturing, where he met his first wife, Merle Elizabeth Dupont (nee Wall) who passed away in March of 1996. George then went to work at Hamilton-Standard in Windsor Locks, CT for thirty-four years in the Overhaul and Repair Department working on jet fuel controls for aircraft engines, retiring in September 1990.
George was a very active member of the Chicopee Falls Moose Lodge, the Tigers Athletic Club and the American Legion. He served forty plus years and was a Lifetime member of the Moose Lodge and served in several capacities, including Trustee, Junior Governor and Governor. He could be found working in the kitchen for innumerable events and fundraisers. George served as Deputy Supreme Governor for the MA/RI Moose State Association and in testimony of his years of service and sacrifice for Mooseheart and Moosehaven and humanity. George received the Pilgrim degree of Merit, at the House of God in May of 2000. the Highest Degree in the Loyal Order of Moose. George is survived by his current wife, Mary Dupont (nee Conroy), his daughter, Donna and her husband Michael Wiater, his son, George Jr (Skip) and his husband Dennis Link. Surviving siblings include his sister Dorothy Hurley, sister Irene Niemec and his brother, Joe Dupont. He also leaves behind one grandson, Jeffrey Waiter and his wife, Jennifer and their two children, George’s great grandchildren, Benjamin and Hannah, along with many nieces and nephews from the Dupont/Hurley/Niemec/Conroy families.
Calling hours are on Thursday, July 16th from 6 to 8 pm at the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 69 East St, in Chicopee. Masks & social distancing are required. Burial with full military honors will be held on Friday at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Moose Family Center, 244 Fuller Rd. Chicopee, MA 01020. Visit: cierpialmeorialfuneralhomes.com

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Published in The Republican from Jul. 14 to Jul. 15, 2020.
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July 23, 2020
George was the nicest person anyone could know. I am the better for having known George. My condolenses to his immediate and extended family. He will be missed by all that knew him.
Rich Lapa
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July 20, 2020
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Susan Houle
July 18, 2020
Skip,
So sorely for your loss.
My condolences to you and your family.
Barbara Wyszynski LaFrance
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July 17, 2020
SO Sorry Mary to hear about George's passing Mill Valley will miss him he was a great guy
Tom and Barbara Fontaine
July 16, 2020
Dear Mary,
We are all sadden by George's passing. You and George are wonderful people and, we all appreciated the way you love dad and always kept a watchful eye out for him. Thank you George, from the bottom of our hearts. Mary, know you are always not far from our heart and prayers.
Mary Prouty and the entire O'Brien Family

Mary Prouty
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July 16, 2020
Deepest sympathy to Mary and family.
Susan Frazer
Family
July 16, 2020
Never a good moment when a long time family friend passes and George was definitely one long time friend. You will be missed George Dupont.
Ben and Lorna
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July 15, 2020
Our condolences to Mary and family, George was a wonderful man and we will miss him especially when we watched football and playing the football picks. Rest in peace Mr. Dupont
Keith and Sharon Starke
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July 15, 2020
I so enjoyed talking to George and he ran such a great Lobster Fest. I will miss seeing him. Take care Mary.
patricia Langevin
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July 14, 2020
Always a very nice person, glad to have known him. However short but never forgot George and his nice smile. So sorry for your loss.
Maria Desmarais
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