ORONO – Ruth A. Dupuis passed away peacefully Dec. 16, 2012, with her family by her side, at a Bangor hospital. She was born in Old Town, a daughter of Claude and Anna (Cloutier) Sawyer.
Ruth was employed for many years at the University of Maine. She especially enjoyed her last position as a secretary in the Bureau of Labor Education. In her younger years Ruth loved dancing, and weekend activities with her husband and their many friends and family. Prior to the death of her husband in 1985, she participated with him in many activities of the Elks lodge. In recent years she enjoyed family gatherings and trips to the coast.
She is survived by a son, Lee Dupuis and wife, Ellen, of Orono; daughter, Carol Dupuis of Houston; four grandchildren, Barbara Presswood and husband, Ron, of Houston, Jody Dupuis and Kristi Shaw of Blue Lake, Calif., Nicholas Pike of Seattle, and Zachary Pike of Orono; five great-grandchildren, Dylan, Tyler and Ryan Presswood, and Talis and Lyra Shaw-Dupuis; and very dear close friends, Norman and Cathy, Dottie, Jackie, Krisy and Linda. She was predeceased by her husband, J. Leon Dupuis, in 1985; two brothers, Claude Sawyer and Leo Sawyer; and sister, Margaret (Sawyer) Annis.
A graveside service at Forest Hill Cemetery, Old Town, will be announced in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to Old Town Animal Orphanage, P.O. Box 565, Orono, ME 04473.