William Julian Dupras

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William Julian Dupras

January 07, 1938 - January 02, 2019

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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Tom and Pauline McCauley
Jan 06, 2019
Nancy and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Please accept our sympathy.
Karla Rae Barker
Jan 05, 2019
I worked with Bill at Adirondack CF and have so many fond memories of him. He was such a great boss and he had such a positive impact on me. I was only 20 when I started working with him and he's one of the reasons I had a successful career with DOCS and was able to retire with 35 years in August 2017. I'm so blessed to have known him and will think of him often.
Gary and Candy Breen
Jan 05, 2019
Nancy and Family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sorrowful time.
Donna Baker
Jan 05, 2019
Dear Nancy and family,
I wish you all peace and comfort during this time. Bill was a wonderful husband, father, and brother.
Larry Alphonso
Jan 04, 2019
So sorry for youre loss
Nathan collins
Jan 04, 2019
sorry for your lost
Vern & Barb Varin
Jan 04, 2019
Words of comfort are so difficult when you lose a loved one. We know you and the girls have many happy memories of Bill and we pray they will help you through. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and will remain there. Bill is in the arms of our Lord now and may he rest in peace.