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Marcel R. Dupuis

Marcel R. Dupuis, MD, 87, of Bedford, died December 1, 2014 at Catholic Medical Center after a period of declining health.

He was born in Manchester on May 11, 1927 to Arthur and Alma (Lizotte) Dupuis. He lived in Manchester for most of his life.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude, from St. Anselm College and a medical degree from Laval University School of Medicine in Quebec. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific.

Dr. Dupuis was a physician to three generations of families in Manchester. During his 45 years of practice, he delivered over 4,000 babies and ministered to many of his patients in their native French language. He was most proud that he served the Manchester community throughout his career as a family physician.

He was a member of the American Academy of Family Practice and a staff member at Catholic Medical Center and Elliot Hospital. He was medical director of Hillsbrough County Nursing Home and past Medical Staff president of the former Notre Dame Hospital. He was a member of the NH Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the CMC Board of Trustees and Board of Incorporators. He served as Deputy Medical Examiner in Hillsborough County.

Dr. Dupuis also was chairman of the Department of Medicine at CMC and was a member of the NH State Board of Registration in Medicine and the Medical Director of ACA Assurance.

He was predeceased by a son, Paul Dupuis in 2010 and by a brother, Rev. Gerald Dupuis in 1984.

The family includes his wife of 60 years, Cecile T. (Desruisseaux) Dupuis of Bedford; five children, Daniel M. Dupuis and his spouse, Paul Cotter, of Pascoag, RI, Dr. Denis P. Dupuis and his wife, Kathryn, of Bedford, Philippe S. Dupuis of Manchester, Michael R. Dupuis and his wife, Therese, of Onondaga, NY and Ann-Marie O'Neil of Manchester; 11 grandchildren, Hilary Mitchell, Matthew Dupuis, Audrey Patin, Deanna Hammarsten, Dr. Nicholas Dupuis, Jennifer Mullen, Christopher Dupuis, Ashleigh O'Neil, Brendan O'Neil, Taryn O'Neil and Connor O'Neil; seven great grandchildren; a brother, Dr. Sylvio Dupuis and his wife, Cecile, of Manchester; four sisters in law, Irene Desruisseaux, Rita Desruisseaux, Fran Gagnon and Claire Desruisseaux; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: Calling hours are Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North Street, Manchester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 190 Meetinghouse Rd., Bedford.

Memorial donations may be made to Catholic Medical Center, 100 McGregor St., Manchester, NH 03102.

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