Wray Kingsbury Duprey
Wray Kingsbury Duprey, 86, of Pine Ridge Drive, passed away Jan. 24, 2020, at CVPH. It is with tremendous sadness we share with you that, after years of courageous living with renal failure and dialysis, Wray Kingsbury Duprey has passed away peacefully. Our hearts are broken as we navigate our emotions through our tremendous loss. We are grateful that he is at peace and no longer suffering. Wray was a sweet, caring, loving, kind, generous, and thoughtful man who had a heartwarming smile and a wonderful sense of humor. He placed others' needs before his own. Wray's passion was his family. Wray enjoyed grocery shopping and cooking, grilling, woodworking, feeding and watching the birds, the turkeys, and deer, gardening (vegetables, flowers, shrubs, trees), lawn mowing, rock and fossil collecting and rock polishing, and car rides. He had a beautiful singing voice. He loved his mini-rat terrier, Chocolate Chip, or Chip, or ChipChip for short. We are grateful and thankful for the kindness and care shown to him by staff at the HK Freedman Renal Center, CVPH Medical Center, and UVM Medical Center. He was loved and cherished by many, and he will be deeply missed.
Wray was born in Plattsburgh on Jan. 29, 1933, son of Warren and Ethel (Fisher) Duprey.
Wray graduated from Chazy Central School and later attended Plattsburgh State.
He served his country enlisting in the United States Navy, and later met the love of his life, the former Carolyn Wright. They married on Dec. 30, 1957, in the Chazy Methodist Church.
Wray worked for many years at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in Rouses Point, retiring as a Supervisor.
Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Carolyn (Wright) Duprey; sons, Michael S. Duprey and David A. Duprey; daughters, Sharlyn (Duprey) Wells and Melanie Beth Duprey; brother-in-law David Belair; sister-in-law Mary Jane (Wright) Chalmers and her husband, Thomas Chalmers; seven grandchildren, Nicholas Wray Wells and his wife, Lauren (Weber) Wells, Christopher David Wells and his partner, Daniella Romo, Amanda (Wells) Lane and her husband Justin Lane, Samantha (Anstett) Potts and her husband Michael Potts, Elizabeth Anstett, Michael Duprey II and his wife Shelby (Purdy) Duprey, and Jason Reno and his wife Danielle; and nine great-grandchildren, Aden, Angel, Asher, Aslynn, Davari, Elliot, Jaimeson, Olivia, Valkyrie, and one on the way!
Wray was predeceased by his parents, and three siblings, Dawn, (Gwendolyn) Joy, and John.
There will be no public services at Wray's request. Burial will take place at a later date in Riverview Cemetery in Chazy.
Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of choice.
To share a memory or condolence with the family, please visit www.rwwalkerfh.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court Street, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Published on January 27, 2020


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Joe and Barb Kourofsky
Feb 05, 2020
Shar and family, our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you.
Ellen Murphy
Jan 30, 2020
I am saddened by the loss of wonderful, thoughtful gentleman. My first supervisor at Ayerst Labs.. my heart goes out to his family and friends, Rest In Peace my friend.. Price Chopper is nicer in heaven so I hear..
Cindy (Jensen) Bruneau
Jan 29, 2020
My heart-felt and deepest condolences go out to the whole Duprey family. The loss of a patriarch such as Wray, or “Dad” as I used to refer him as being that I'm so close to his daughter, Sharlyn, is deeply saddening, to say the very least. “Dad” was a wonderful and happy-go-lucky kind of guy with the greatest sense of humor! He had the most sincere and loving nature about him. He always understood his fellow man by putting the needs of others before him. Easygoing, carefree, and cheerful were Wray's best attributes. I will truly miss him. May he rest in peace.
Jana Gadway
Jan 29, 2020
It is with my deepest sympathy to all of Wray’s loved ones as I write this note. I had the sincere privilege of working with Wray for many years at Wyeth. Since my desk was just outside of Wray’s office doorway, I observed his interactions with countless individuals and saw him work through many challenges. Wray never wavered in patience or kindness and always showed the deepest respect for everyone. His professionalism inspired so many of us and his work ethic was one that motivated all of us around him. Please know that in some small way we share your grief and sadness. May Wray Rest In Peace in the arms of the Amighty.
John Carney
Jan 28, 2020
Wray was an important mentor to me. His calm consistency was an inspiration and a guide. My condolences to you all.
Judy Bombard
Jan 27, 2020
I am so saddened to read this as I mentioned so many times to my husband that I needed to call him as after my dad went to dialysis for 3 years, I could never go back to visit the personell there and that is where Wray & I would talk for those later years as he was my boss for many years in QA and this obit saids it all. He was a gem of a man and boss who always had time to hear and care about your family. My sympathy to all the family but especially to Carolyn and Melaniewhom I had the pleasure of knowing better. May he rest in Peace and sure God was there at the gate to receive him in. You will never be forgotten Wray and see ya later.