Joyce A. Dupey

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died November 3, 2020

Joyce A. Dupey, 95, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at Murray’s Country View Adult Foster Care.

Joyce was born April 5, 1925, in Escanaba, the daughter of Artemus and Marian (Juneau) Dupey and was a 1943 graduate of St. Joseph High School in Escanaba.

Joyce worked for Delta Abstract and Title for many years and retired from the Delta County Courthouse Clerk’s Office.

Joyce was unselfish with her time and was a tireless volunteer at St. Francis Hospital working in the Gift Shop for many years. She also was very active in her church as an usher for Mass, and was on the funeral committee, serving luncheons and assisting with the weekly counting of the offertory. Joyce took care of and was a companion to her parents as they aged; loved spending time with nieces and nephews and their extended families. Joyce was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and enjoyed watching football and golf on television. She also enjoyed traveling with her family and loved bus trips with her friends. She loved to read, do puzzles and play board games.

Joyce is survived by one sister June Walker of Rosebush MI, Nephews John (Jenny) Walker of California; David (Debbie) Walker of Singapore; Dale Dupey of McFarland, Alan (Linda) Dupey of Oshkosh; Brian (Diane) Dupey of Escanaba; Dennis (Deborah) Dupey of Arkansas; Nieces Karen (Jim) Dombrowski of Escanaba; Carol (Martin) Payne of Spring Lake, MI. and many great-nephews and nieces.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, brother Fern (Beverly) Dupey; sister Donna Mahoney of Canada and niece Arlene (Don) Behlendorf of Naples, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Holy Name School’s Tuition Angel Program at 409 South 22nd St., Escanaba, MI 49829.

Mass of Christian Burial for Joyce A. Dupey will be held on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph & St. Patrick Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Timothy Ferguson officiating. Joyce will be laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery.

4 Tributes for “Joyce A. Dupey

    My dear friend Joyce, what an amazing woman of strength and faith. May the angles lead you to paradise. May the martyrs, greet you on your way.

    Heaven certainly gained an angel when Joyce finished her life here on earth. I will always remember her kindness and generosity. My sympathies go out to her family.

    Joyce D. My little spitfire and a toughy, stubborn and modest. I had the pleasure of being in her presence for her stay at Murray’s Country View. She was the light of my shift and oh did we have the laughs. She was so fun and id always ask her if she “stayed out fo trouble while I was gone?” She would say “no”, I’d say “are you lying?” She say “yes” and giggle. Of tickle her or pretend to fall on her and the laughter. She got a kick out of it. I will miss her deeply and am honored and would had taken care of her for 100 years or more to come, but unfortunately the good Lord had something better for her in store. Love you dup, I will miss you every day. Xoxo

    I knew Joyce from the OSF Auxiliary. She always had a smile for everyone. And she loved to sell items in the gift shop. If one didn’t think they wanted to purchase anything—- Joyce would talk you into a purchase. She worked her magic on me several times. It was my pleasure to have known her.

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