Donald Arthur Dupré


VINELAND, N.J. — Donald Arthur Dupré, 74, of Vineland, N.J., passed away on April 22, at South Jersey Regional Medical Center with his family by his side.

He was born March 10, 1936, in Lewiston, the son of the late George and Alfreda (Lajoie) Dupré. He was active in Holy Family parish, the Knights of Columbus and the Elks.

Don worked for the Lewiston Sun Journal and served in the U.S. Air Force before joining Boston Mutual Life Insurance Co. for 33 years, retiring as manager of the Lewiston District. While living in Greene in the 1970s, he served on the supervisory board of Holy Rosary Church and coached Little League baseball.

In 1982, he moved to Raymond, where he took an interest in town government and ushered for Portland Symphony’s Pops. He later worked at the Speedy Stop in Raymond where he loved to visit with his usual customers.

In 1996, he moved to Arizona, and worked for Hearst Publications and ushered for Mesa’s Arts Center. He was an avid fisherman, cribbage player and fan of any team from Boston, especially the Red Sox.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Dupré, and stepdaughter, Lindsey Monahan of Vineland, N.J.; son, David Dupré of Greer, S.C.; daughter, Joline Swauger of Chandler, Ariz.; grandsons, Michael Dupré of Honolulu, Hawaii, Timothy Dupré of Greer, S.C., and Zachary Swauger of Chandler, Ariz.

He was predeceased by his brother, George; his son, John; and his daughter, Anne Marie.