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HAMPDEN – Lewis James Dupray Sr., 87, husband of Catherine A. (Street) Dupray, went to join his family in their heavenly home April 8, 2009, while at the Bangor Veterans’ Home. He was born Oct. 11, 1921, in Hampden, the son of Louis F. and Minnie (Hamel) Dupray. Lewis was a lifelong resident of Hampden and proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. After the war, he went to work for Kelly Plumbing under the G.I. Bill and became a plumber. He later worked for Eastern Fine Paper Co. until it closed and retired from Maine Energy after 19 years as an oil burner technician. Lewis was a faithful member of St. Matthew Catholic Church, Hampden; longtime member of Father John Bapst Council No. 7013 Knights of Columbus; American Legion Post No. 98, Brewer; was a life member of Whitcomb-Baker VFW Post No. 4633, Hampden, and was post commander from 1968 to 1970, and in 1983 and 1984. He was also on the bingo committee for many years. In 1968 and 1969, he was All State commander and in 1976, he won a trip to Washington, D.C., for the V.O.D. banquet. In 1988 and 1989, he was All State district commander and was the guard for the department for two years. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Catherine of Hampden; his children, Linda and James Cutler of Louisiana, Diane Eck of Hermon, Brenda and Jim Dennison of Jackson, Lewis Jr. of Hampden, Bruce of Louisiana and Michael of Old Town; grandchildren, Jay Cutler, Jacqueline Davis, Theresa Wilson, Steven Eck and Kimberly Thomas; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Marta Michaud of Belgrade; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, four brothers and one sister. Family and friends may visit 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, at Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hampden. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 70 Western Ave., Hampden. Interment later in the springtime will be in the family lot at Mount Pleasant Catholic Cemetery, Bangor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Whitcomb-Baker VFW No. 4633 Auxiliary Cancer Fund, care of Frances Bowen, 490 Main Road North, Hampden, ME 04444. Messages of condolence and memories may be shared through

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