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Laura Dupree
January 9, 1925 - January 15, 2008
   

Biography

Laura M. (Smith) Dupree, 83, a devoted mother, grandmother and friends passed home to the Lord to be with her husband and daughter, Tuesday, January 15, 2008 in the University of Massachusetts Hospital.
Laura's husband of 45 years Elmer Jack Dupree passed in 1995. Her daughter Sheila B. Dupree passed in 2001. She is survived by her devoted children, Sharon E. Dupree with whom se lived, and Gordon L. Dupree of Lagrange, Ohio; a sister, Rhoda Ewell of Burlington, N.J.; four adored grandchildren; eight cherished great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband ad daughter, she was pre deceased by two brothers, Leonard S. Smith, Berkley K. Smith, and her parents Berkley Smith, Sr. and Beatrice J. (Stanley) Smith Heidelberg. Laura was born in Worcester and has lived here all her life.
She was a devoted member of A.M.E. Zion Church, a Former Usher and board member, a missionary, and choir member.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 21st at 11:00 a.m. in Emanuel Baptist Church, 717 Main St. Worcester. Friends and relatives are invited to pay their respects from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the church. Burial will be in Worcester County Memorial park in Paxton. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the A.M.E. Zion Church, Sunday School,
The MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St is honored to assist the family with arrangements.

Funeral Service

Monday January 21, 2008, 12 noon at Christ Tabernacle Church
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Visitation

Monday January 21, 2008, 10:30 to 12:00 n at Christ Tabernacle Church
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