Roy J Dupuis, 85, of 42 Lafayette St., Tupper Lake died Monday, January 28, 2019 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.
Born in Tupper Lake on December 31, 1933, Roy was the last child of eight children born to Theodore and Delina (LaGoy) Dupuis.
He attended local schools and married Rita M. Panode of Lake Clear on May 15, 1954 at St. Johns Wilderness church in Lake Clear.
She pre-deceased him on August 28, 1999 after 45 years of marriage.
Roy and Rita started their family in Tupper Lake and shortly later moved to Ross's Park near Paul Smith's area where he was employed as a caretaker for 13 years. The family returned to Tupper Lake and Roy eventually began working for the Tupper Lake Central School district where he retired after 25 years of service as a bus driver.
As young man, Roy enjoyed the woods and spent many hours fishing and hunting. His other hobbies included leather work, coin collecting and college/professional sports.
Roy is survived by one son, Mark and his wife Louise (Carrier) of Tupper Lake, four daughters: Mrs Randy (Theresa) Denis of Tupper Lake, Mrs. Timothy (Laura) LaRocque of Tupper Lake, Mrs. Robert (Linda) Gillette of Lake Clear and Mrs. John (Karen) Boyer of Tupper Lake, 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren and a close companion Rita Corrow.
He was preceded in death by his son David in 2003 as well as parents and siblings.
Calling hours were held on Thursday, January 31 at the Stuart-Fortune-Keough funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Friday, February 1 at St. Alphonsus church with Rev. Douglas Decker Celebrant. Burial will be in Holy Name cemetery in May. He was cherished and will be greatly missed.