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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.



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Published in Albany Times Union from Jan. 29 to Jan. 31, 2019.
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February 21, 2019
Dear Family of Fr. Alan Jupin,
My most heartfelt sympathy to you in the loss of Fr. Alan. May his soul rest in peace and his wonderful memories bring you comfort. God Bless.
Vicky Dekan Jupin
Vicky Dekan Jupin
February 3, 2019
Father Jupin married us in 1972 at Our Lady Of Fatima on Rosa Rd. in Schenectady. We remember him as a very nice man as well as priest. May you rest in peace for all time.....Mike & BJ DeLacey Sr. Gulf Breeze, Florida
February 2, 2019
God bless you Father you will always be remembered in our prayers and in our hearts. For all the kindness and thoughtful things you did for our family so many times you will be missed and we thank God for the blessing of knowing you The Ganley family
February 1, 2019
I can still remember Father Jupin walking down the aisle in Sacred Heart of Mary church as the choir(including me) sang, "Thou art a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek". Especially memorable was after receiving one of his first blessings Father Jupin told me he could hear my voice in the choir. ;) Rest in Peace.
Donna Barbaro
February 1, 2019
We chatted with Father Jupin during his stay at Beltrone. He was a blessing for many during his lifetime of service to God as well as mankind. His compassionate, friendly spirit lifted even a casual acquaintance's day. Our hearts share in his family's sorrow at his passing.
JohnAndOra Henkes
January 31, 2019
Fr Jupin married us and baptised our 3 children, He was a dear friend and am very sad of his passing. He called my son his name sake because his middle is Alan. He was always there for our family. He's smiling down on us from Heaven. Eternal rest grant onto him oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him, may he rest in peace.
Kelley Mango
January 31, 2019
He was the pastor at Lady of mercy when my ex and I were married in 1983,Along with my pastor Father Grey ,So sorry to hear He was all ways nice to me and the kid's and Donna's family and friends. May he REST IN PEACE
Timothy Coulson Sr
January 31, 2019
We are very sorry to the family of Fr. Jupin for the loss of such a wonderful man and priest. We got to know Fr. Alan when we moved to the Schenectady area, and he made us feel very welcomed in Our Lady of Fatima. He trained both my sons as altar boys, and we loved him dearly. Our deepest condolences and Heaven has gained a wonderful and loving Angel.
Wendy Schoenfeld
January 31, 2019
In his memory, we met in 1957 at camp in Lake Lucerne at the age of 14. Then he appeared at St. Thomas after his ordination. Throughout the years, he assisted our family in a Catholic conversion, marriages, baptism, the requiem masses and more second generation marriages.
We found him in Delmar, Schenectady and Colonie. We lost contact after his silver jubilee but made contact through other contacts, like the numerous seminarians,priest from Camp Tekakwitha.
I thank him for all the help and comfort he provided to this extended Battle family.
God bless you.
Dennis Battle
January 31, 2019
I had the privilege of knowing Father Jupin back in the early 1070's as curate at Saint George's Church, Schenectady. Our parishes participated in an Anglican/Roman Catholic Covenant, overseen by Bishop Broderick, Bishop Brown (Anglican) and the Archbishop of Canterbury at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. We shared the Easter Vigil at Saint John the Baptist, and truly functioned as sister parishes. He was a fine and noble priest. May his soul and the souls of All the Faithful Departed Rest in Peace.
Father Randolph Geminder
January 31, 2019
AJ M
January 30, 2019
Alicia I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. What special people you both are. So happy I got to meet your brother. God bless everyone in your family mourning your brother today
Donna LeCuyer
January 30, 2019
Father Jupin often said Mass for at St. John's in Valatie. He was a kind and gentle man, and taught us many small, simple lessons that shone a very bright light on our path to stronger faith. It was always a joy to find that he was the "sub" on duty that day. Thanks for being part of St. John's, Father!
Regina Rose
January 30, 2019
Many of Us at St. John the Baptist in Valatie, NY will miss Father Jupin. Father came to our Parish years back when our Priest, Father Jack, became ill, and we needed fill ins for our masses. Father Jupin and I would talk about places we visited in the world. I also found out that we both enjoyed cooking, and we would share recipes and cooking tips with one another. He was a Nice Man. My boys and I have been including him in our Prayers since we found out of his passing on Sunday. May he Rest In Peace with Our Lord God.
Charlie NeJaime
January 30, 2019
Fr. Jupin was co-celebrant along with Rev. Charles Kaulfuss at our wedding in 1970. He will truly be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
JOHN and Karen PELLETTIER
January 30, 2019
So sorry for the family's loss. Fr. Jupin was a great man . He blessed a necklace and it will always be a treasured memory of this great priest. May God rest his soul..
Pat and Jack Minozzi
January 30, 2019
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January 30, 2019
My heart felt sympathies to the family for this great loss. He was such a kind, gentle man that helped so many over the years in dealing with so many issues. I feel so blessed to have know him and worked with him and all that he represented in the catholic faith. Our Diocese has just suffered a great loss. May you all remember his infectious laugh and know that he made this world a better place. RIP Fr. Jupin!
Lori Nunziato
January 30, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Bob & Peg Straub
January 30, 2019
Just a word of thanks to God for allowing us to meet Your loved one Father Jupin. We were his first wedding couple after he was ordained...St
Thomas the Apostle at the old church facing Delaware Ave. We kept in touch now & then over the years Saw him last at our brother-in-law's funeral in Albany. Sister Mary Frederick called us to let us know of his condition. Our prayers and sympathy go out to you
Berney & Joan Staats
January 30, 2019
I was so sorry to hear about Father Alan. My sympathies to Alicia and all the family. Memory Eternal!
Mary Mokay Bushallow
January 29, 2019
Rest In Peace Father Alan
Susan Flynn, Natarelli-DeAngelis
January 29, 2019
I only knew you for a brief time but you made me feel like we were old friends. You were a warm, compassionate person. I will miss seeing your smiling face. God bless your soul Father. Remember us in heaven.
Donna Bullinger
January 29, 2019
God rest your soul Fr. Jupin. You were a great priest and will make a wonderful saint for your heavenly reward. You will be missed...
Paula Fuda
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