William Julian Dupras


William (Bill) Dupras, of Palm Bay, Fla., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at Holmes Reginal Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla.
He was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., on Jan. 7, 1938, the son of John Henry Dupras II and Lucille Lydia Lefevre.
Bill served in the United States Navy from 1955 to 1958 on the U.S.S. Wren. He married Nancy Lee Breen on Aug. 16, 1958, at St Joseph's Church in Dannemora, N.Y.
Bill attended SUNY Plattsburgh, receiving a BS (1971) and MS (1973) in Education. He began his career at NYSDOC in 1959 as a Correctional Officer. After receiving his BS he started work as a Guidance Counselor at Clinton Correctional Facility later becoming Deputy Superintendent for Reception and Classification. He transferred to Adirondack Correctional Facility as Deputy Superintendent for Program Services in 1981 ending his career at Cayuga Correctional Facility on Jan. 20, 1993.
Bill was a member of Dannemora Volunteer Fire Department and lifetime member of the NRA. He was a member of BPOE in New York and Florida and Exalted Ruler in Palm Bay.
Bill was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, John "Jack" Dupras III and Philip Dupras.
Bill is survived by wife Nancy and four daughters; Michele (Glenn) Skinner with son Christopher O'Neill; Andrea (Mark) Pappalardo with sons Richard and Gregory Carlock; Janine (Patti Wright) Dupras with daughter Ashley Miner; Lynette (Richard) Craig with son Matthew and daughter Caitlin; and 8 great-granddaughters and 3 great-grandsons. Also survived by siblings David, Myra (Ronald) Brooks, Michael (Billine), Robert; sisters-in-law Marie and Kim; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are Sunday, January 6th, 12 to 3 p.m. at Fountainhead Funeral Home and Crematory, 7359 Babcock St., SE, Palm Bay, FL 32909.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart association or Alzheimer's Association.
Published on January 4, 2019
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