Mary F. Dupee
1925 – 2010
AUBURN — Mary F. Dupee, 85, formerly of Lisbon, died March 2, at Bolster Heights Residential Facility with her daughter by her side.
She was born in Providence, R.I., Jan. 31, 1925, the daughter of Earle Sr. and Frances (Sanger) Horton. She graduated from Mansfield, Mass. High School in 1942. After graduating, she worked at office jobs to enable her to further her education. In 1956, she graduated with an elementary teaching certificate from Perry Normal School in Boston. She taught second grade for a short while, but eventually returned to office work.
In 1958, she met the love of her life, Howard F. Dupee Jr. and they married on Aug. 23, of that year. They were able to celebrate 41 years of a very happy marriage.
She belonged to the Lisbon United Methodist Church in Lisbon Falls and was an active member for a number of years. She was a Sunday school teacher, secretary of the administrative board, member of the Bearers of Cheer and later the Ladies Aid. She also enjoyed being a reader at church, which she did quite often.
Recently, she proudly received a certificate for being a member of the church for 43 years. She was a life long member of Rebekahs, Liberty Lodge 94 of Auburn. During her active years as a member, she held the position of Noble Grand. She volunteered for the American Heart Association by doing heart fund drives, and during her healthy years, she was always ready to help a friend in need.
Her interests in life included reading, collecting favorite things, decorating her home and decorating for special occasions and leisurely walks. In her later years, she wrote poetry and enjoyed sharing it with her family and friends.
She loved taking day trips with her husband throughout their married years, especially to Camden, Boothbay Harbor, Pemaquid Point and Naples. Her family meant the world to her and she enjoyed day trips and family celebrations with them. She was so proud of her grandsons and she loved their visits. Being a wonderful mother made for a special relationship with her daughter. Also, she felt close to her brother Gene throughout her life and she appreciated him very much.
She had a love for and appreciated the simple things in life. She was a loving, compassionate, and very thoughtful woman. There will be so many things about her that will be missed by those who loved her. Her courage will always be remembered and admired.
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Kazimer and her husband, Robert, of Lisbon Falls; grandsons, Adam and Alex; brothers, Eugene Horton and wife, Marion, of East Dennis, Mass., and James Horton of Wrentham, Mass.; sister-in-law, Mary Louise Horton of Mapleville, R.I.; and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother, Earle Jr.; and her husband, Howard Jr.
The family would like to thank the staff of Bolster Heights from the bottom of their hearts. Mary considered the aides her friends and she appreciated the care and love they showed her. Her family is very grateful she had such wonderful people to assist her. Also, a sincere thank-you to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for the help and support given during this difficult time.