Born: August 2, 1924

Died: January 27, 1998

Married: Irene Ladd

Children: Syriac Dupree, Marilee Jo Alba, Bonnie Lee Schwiesow

Raymond Dupree was a veteran of World War II.  He was a  son of Syriac and Mary (McGrain) Dupree.


Adirondack Daily Enterprise, January 28, 1998

Raymond J. Dupree

SARANAC LAKE - Raymond J. Dupree, 73, of Fort Covington, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998.

Born on Aug. 2, 1924 in Saranac Lake, he was the son of Syriac and Mary (McGrain) Dupree.

1n 1946, he married Irene Ladd in Saranac Lake.

Mr. Dupree graduated from Satanac Lake High School in 1942. He later attended and graduated from Colorado State University in 1950 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received his Masters of Arts from New York University in 1952.

He was employed as the physical education director at Salmon River Central School in Fort Covington for many years until his retirement.

He was also a basketball referee, and a football, baseball, and hockey coach.

He was inducted into the New York State Coaches Hall of Fame in 1997, and was a veteran of the United States Army serving as a Staff Sergeant in Company "E" 147th Infantry Regiment from 1943 to 1946.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Eileen Wood and Leona Dupree; and four brothers, Donald, William, Bernard, and Paul.

Survivors include: one son, Syriac Dupree of Margaree Valley, Nova Scotia; two daughters, Marilee Jo Alba and Bonnie Lee Schwiesow, both of Homer, Alaska; three sisters, Marie Fogarty of Saranac Lake, Elizabeth Doyle of Saranac Lake, and Muriel "Babs" Anson of Marion, Ohio; one brother, Robert Dupree of Saranac Lake; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home. A veterans service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and a Bible vigil will follow. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:15 a.m. Friday at St. Bernard's Church.

Burial will be in the St. Bernard's Cemetery in May.

Donations may be made to the High Peaks Hospice in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home.

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