Jupin, Father Alan ALBANY Father Alan Jupin, 81, died Sunday, January 27, 2019, at the Teresian House. Father Jupin was a native of Watervliet. He began his studies for the priesthood at Mater Christi Seminary in Albany. He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Mount St. Mary's Seminary, Emmitsburg, Md. and attended the American University in Rome. He was ordained on May 26, 1962, by the Most Reverend William A. Scully at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany. He served as an associate pastor at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Delmar for nine years. He was appointed administrator and then pastor of the former St. John the Baptist Church in Schenectady where he served from 1971 until 1979. From 1979 until 1989 he was pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Church in Colonie. In May of 1989 he was appointed pastor of Our Lady of Fatima in Schenectady. After Father Alan retired from leadership at Our Lady of Fatima parish, (the current St. Kateri Tekakwitha parish), he spent most weekends helping out at parishes in our diocese. Father Alan enjoyed meeting the people in the rural areas of our diocese. He once said, "I spent most of my priesthood in the cities and the suburbs, I never knew how wonderful these rural parishes were." Father Alan's greatest joy was preparing to open up the word at the Sunday assemblies each week. He enjoyed making himself available for the sacraments of anointing of the sick, and reconciliation. In his last few months at the Teresian house he enjoyed counseling in the other patients and staff and hearing their confessions. His role as a priest was his greatest joy in his life. Father Alan loved traveling. He visited most areas of the globe and each time he returned home he proclaimed, "That was the best trip yet." His trips often were like retreats as he visited shrines and holy places on his trips. He credited St. Anthony keeping him safe on his journeys and throughout his life. He also loved St. Therese of Lisieux as well as the saints in general. He consumed Butler's Lives of the saints and loved to read of the history of the church and the world. Father Alan was known for his sense of humor. Meetings were fun when he was present. He often included humor in his proclamation of the word at Mass. Father Alan was proud of his Russian Heritage on his father's side of the family. He enjoyed visiting churches of the Orthodox tradition. Father Alan had a generous nature and helped out many far and near. Father Alan died on a Sunday morning the day our Lord rose and we pray for Father Alan's resurrection into the kingdom today. He is survived by one sister, Alicia Jupin-Morrison of Latham; his best friend and special niece, Heather Morrison Oppedisano and her husband Thomas Oppedisano of Clifton Park; special nephew, Daniel James Morrison; great-nephews, Daniel II, Neal Alexander, Evan Glenn Morrison; great-niece, Angel Morrison; all of Clarkston, Mich. Thomas and Vincent Oppedisano of Clifton Park; and his aunt Dorothy Shewczyk of Maplewood; and many cousins. A Reception of the Body service will be conducted Thursday, January 31 at 4 p.m. at Christ Our Light Catholic Church, 1 Maria Dr., Loudonville. Viewing hours begin after the Reception of the Body service, approximately 4:15 p.m. and continue until 7 p.m., concluding with Vespers of the Day. The funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at Christ Our Light Church Friday at 11 a.m. with The Most Reverend, Bishop Howard Hubbard, D.D., L.H.D., Bishop Emeritus of Albany as principal celebrant. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Watervliet. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to (SICM) Schenectady Inner City Mission.