Clarence A. Duprey, 79, Stratford firefighter, U.S. Marine veteran

Clarence A. Duprey, age 79, of Stratford, the beloved husband of Estelle St. Marie Duprey passed away peacefully on February 28, 2013 in Connecticut Hospice with his loving family by his side. His daughter, Yvonne Evans and her  husband, David live in Shelton.

Clarence was born on November 26, 1933 in Orone, Maine and was the son of the late William and Anne Mary Babbin Duprey.

Clarence was a Stratford firefighter for the town of Stratford for 20 years and was a U.S. Marine Korean Conflict veteran. He coached basketball teams at the Stering House, little league baseball and the Holy Name of Jesus Cardinals.

In addition to his beloved wife Estelle of 52 years, Clarence is also survived by two sons Micharl Duprey and wife Kim of Stratford and Dwayne Duprey and wife Gina of Beckett, MA, three daughters Yvonne Evans and husband David of Shelton, Jeanette Schiffer and husband Donald of Shelton and Danielle Duprey of Waterbury, seven grandchildren, one great grandson, one brother Roger Duprey and wife Sue of Maine, one sister Laurine Grant of Vermont and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday March 5, 2013 at 10:30 AM DIRECTLY in St. James Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Thomas Lynch. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Galello-Luchansky Funeral Home 2220 Main Street Stratford.

In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to the Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd, Branford, CT, 06405.

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