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Mary Eleanor (Thompson) Dupuis

September 12, 2018
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Mary Eleanor Dupuis

(nee Thompson) Found peace September 12, 2018 at age 95. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Adrian Dupuis, "Mother Mary" was a treasured wife, mother of 5, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. In addition to her husband, Mary was predeceased be her much loved daughter-in-law, Debbie, 7 beloved siblings, and other relatives and friends. Mary is survived by her children Marie (Peter Westergard), Therese Fleissner (John), Thomas, Laurence (Joanna) and Paul. She dearly loved her grandchildren Paul Thomas (Dorothy), Shelly (Ben), Melanie (Chris), Todd (Laura), Chris, Emily (Shawn), Laura, Betsy and Sam. She derived great joy from great-grandchildren Zachary, Nathan, Quinn, Lucas, Reagan, Colton, Shyla, Allie, and her newest great-grand baby Finley. Finn brought Mary a new lease on life the past 22 months. Mary is further survived by her wonderful sisters Margaret and Rosie, sisters-in-law  Kateri, Mary and Margie, and many nieces and nephews.  

Mary was above all else a mothering soul, to all her family, friends and neighbors. She was funny, feisty, and could be fierce in defense of others. She was loyal, selfless, giving, and supportive no matter what. Mary gave her family a beautiful gift in her last weeks, by telling us she was at peace, ready for the next steps, and that she had had a wonderful life.  

Thank you to the staff at the Milwaukee Catholic Home for taking good care of Mary and to VITAS Hospice for extra care in her last days.

Visitation will be held for Mary on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 9am until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10am, all at the Milwaukee Catholic Home - St. Anne Chapel, 2462 North Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211. Private interment will follow the Mass at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

In lieu of flowers, Mary would appreciate donations to: Capuchin Community Services of Milwaukee, P.O. Box 5830, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53205-0830.


"I always knew that my mother...

knew all there was to know about being a loving mother and a loving wife and a loving friend.

I hate how much we miss her already, and how much we will miss her tomorrow and forever." 

-Jane Smiley, Early Warning


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