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Rita G. Dumont Dupree Rock, 99 years, of Troy, N.Y., passed away at her home surrounded by her family and aided by Hospice on Feb. 28, 2017. Born Sept. 12, 1917, daughter of Elmer and Jennie Duval - Dumont in Ellenburg, N.Y. She married Roy J. Dupree April 25, 1936, in Gabriel, N.Y. He passed away Aug. 28, 1963. In June 1970, she married Willard Rock and he passed away May 9, 1973.
Rita worked in retail many years for Flah's, Solomon's and Macy department stores in Albany, N.Y. She enjoyed reading, knitting, crocheting and playing cards; listening to the music of Dannell O' Donnall and going to his concerts. Her favorite pastime was being surrounded by her family.
She is survived by two daughters, Audrey (Marty) Rabideau of Malone, N.Y., Barbara Dupree and companion Charlie Hare of Troy; three granddaughters, Darla and (David) Harris of Prairieville, La., Rhonda (Donnie) Hilts of Tampa, Fla., and Wendy Reil of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; two grandsons, Dean Rabideau of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Craig (Gina) Hare of Odessa, Fla.; seven great-grandsons, Derek Hilts, Devin Hilts and Sean Reil of Plattsburgh, N.Y., Jake Rabideau of Malone, Craig Hare Jr. and Matthew Hare of Florida, Rex Harris of Louisiana; two great-granddaughters, Chelsie Reil of Plattsburgh, and Heather Hare of Florida; eight great-great-grandchildren, Emma Hilts, Ian Reil, and Remi Chapola of Plattsburgh; Ava and Mason Hare of Florida, Riley and Kylie Harris of Louisiana, and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husbands, she also was preceded in death by two daughters and three brothers, Louise, Augustus and Gerald Dumont.
There are no calling hours. A spring service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 19, at St. Edmonds Church in Ellenburg, N.Y., with burial to follow. Any donations can be made to a Hospice of your choice.
Published on March 11, 2017
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