Robert H. Dupuis, 80, of Pine St., died Monday, January 23. at Webster Manor, Webster.
He is survived by his 57-year-old wife, Deborah A. (Black) Dupuis, his sons; Michael R. Dupuis and his wife Theresa of Leicester and William E. Dupuis and his wife Jane of Oxford, his daughter; Jane M. Barbato of Rochdale, 10 grandchildren who affectionately knew him as “Grampa”; Anthony, Nicole, Sarah, Sean, Ryan, Joseph, Meaghan, Michael, Kate & Emily.
Bob was Director of Safety at JP Noonan Transportation in West Bridgewater for 25 years and retired in 2018.
Born in Worcester to Henry and Lillian (Desilets) Dupuis, he later graduated from South High, Worcester, Central New England College of Technology (BS) and earned an MBA from Nichols College, Dudley. He served in the Army National Guard.
Bob was a Leicester Firefighter, Emergency Manager and HAZMAT Coordinator for the City of Leicester for 23 years. He was a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council # 4528. He was a longtime hockey coach for Worcester Pee Wee Hockey in Worcester. He was also a certified environmental trainer.
The family would like to thank the loving and compassionate staff at Webster Manor and St Vincent Hospital and his home nurses who looked after Bob during his final days.
Bob’s funeral will be held at the MORIN FUNERAL HOME, 1131 Main St., Leicester on Saturday 28th January with a funeral service at 10am at St Pius X Church, 1153 Main St., Leicester. Burial will take place in Pine Grove Cemetery, Leicester. Office hours are Fridays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations can be made on Bob’s behalf to the Leicester Firefighters Association, 3 Paxton St, Leicester, MA 01524.
Posted January 25, 2023
Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette