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Mrs. Rosemary A. (Mulraney) Dupre, age 90 of the North End section of Wilkes-Barre, entered into Eternal Life early Friday morning in the comfort of her residence with her family at her bedside following a prolonged illness.
Born December 27, 1927 in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter to the late Robert and Rose M. (Heylek) Mulraney. She was educated in and graduated from both the former Sacred Heart of Jesus Slovak Parochial School, and Saint Nicholas High School, Wilkes-Barre.
Until her retirement in 1995, Mrs. Dupre worked for the Department of Health and Human Services for twenty-eight years.
Mrs. Dupre was a member of the Parish of Saint Andre Bessette, North Wilkes-Barre, having previously been a lifelong and active member of the former Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church prior to its closure and subsequent merger. At Sacred Heart she was a member of the parish choir, the Renew Group, the Social Concerns Committee, the Altar and Rosary Society and assisted at the former annual parish bazaars for many years.
In her spare time, she was an avid reader. She also volunteered at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and belonged to the original group of Extraordinary Ministers of Communion at General Hospital, commissioned in 1983. She was co-chairwoman of the Wilkes-Barre Area Retreat League, was a past parish chairman of the Junior Catholic Daughters and was a Counselor in that organization for many years. A bowler in her youth, Mrs. Dupre was a member of the Space Girls League for ten years.
She was preceded in death by a son, Joseph E. Dupre on September 20, 1987; by her husband Joseph F. Dupre on October 12, 2009, with whom she shared fifty-three years of married life together at the time of his passing; by her brother-in-law, Joseph Bardar in 2004 and by her beloved cousin, Miss Eleanor Heylek in 2012.
Left to mourn her passing, are her sons Robert F. Dupre and his wife Tracy of Kingston and Edward J. Dupre of Laflin; Grandchildren, including Michael, Adam and Gia; Sister, Mrs. Ruth Bardar of Wilkes-Barre; several nieces, nephews, fellow parishioners, dear neighbors and friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Dupre will be conducted on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. from the North Wilkes-Barre location of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 625 North Main Street, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in the Parish of Saint Andre Bessette, 668 North Main Street. The Reverend Kenneth M. Seegar, her pastor, will serve as celebrant and homilist.
Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow next to her husband and son in Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Cemetery of Saint Andre Bessette Parish, Dorchester Drive, Dallas.
Relatives and friends may join the family for visitation and remembrance on Monday from 5:00 until 7:00p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of floral tributes, the Dupre family would be humbled if those considering a memorial contribution in their mother’s memory, kindly consider a donation to Covenant House, 460 West 41st Street, New York, NY 10036.
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