Gloucester — Robert M. “Bob” Dupray, 69, died unexpectedly on Friday, April 19, 2013, in the Addison Gilbert Hospital after suffering an ill turn while taking a walk. He was the husband of Sandra E. (Shaw) Dupray.
Born in Samson, N.Y., on December 8, 1943, he was the son of the late E. Martin and Lucienne A. (LeTourneau) Dupray. He resided in Beverly and Salem for many years before moving to Gloucester in 1987.
Bob worked for many years in the insurance industry. As an entrepreneur, he was also involved in many other business ventures over the years. An avid golfer, he enjoyed playing poker with his friends and loved to travel with Sandy, the love of his life. He was a voracious reader and lifelong learner. He also loved to spend time with his grandson, Devon.
In addition to his wife of 32 years, he is survived by two sons, William M. Dupray and Justin T. Dupray and his wife, Kerstin, of Stratford, Ct.; three grandchildren, John, Hannah and Devon Dupray; five sisters, Joan Pelletier and her husband, Tom, Rosemary Dupray, Susan Walker and her husband, Steve, Cynthia Moulton and her husband, Peter, and Barbara Cook and her husband, Jim; a brother, Richard Dupray and his wife, Ruth; and many nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held on Saturday in the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, corner of Middle and Church Streets, Gloucester at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. There are no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to The Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Fl., Brookline, MA 02445-7295 (www.jimmyfund.org). Arrangements are under the direction of the Pike-Grondin Funeral Home, 61 Middle St., Gloucester. For more information and to send online condolences, please visit www.grondinfuneralservices.com.