MARILYN L. CUNNINGHAM

Marilyn L. Cunningham


ERVING — Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Marilyn L. (Lemire)(Dupell) Cunningham, 87, of High Street, who died Saturday, Jan. 9.


Deacon Joe Bucci officiated with words of remembrance offered by family members. The eulogy was read by grandson Douglas Dupell Jr. The poem “Afterglow” was read by granddaughter Erin Grant.


Following the service, a reception was held at the King Phillip Restaurant in Phillipston.


Interment will be in the spring at the Erving Center Cemetery.


Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, was honored with directing the arrangements.

ERVING — Marilyn L. (Lemire)(Dupell) Cunningham, 87, of High Street, died on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at the Baldwinville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Templeton.

Born in Erving on Nov. 8, 1928, she was a daughter of Arthur D. and Lucy L. (Pelletier) Lemire and graduated from Orange High School in 1946.

Marilyn was married to Philamore Dupell on Sept. 28, 1946, and he predeceased her on Jan. 3, 1969. Marilyn later married Richard Cunningham on July 24, 1971, and he predeceased her on March 19, 1997.

Marilyn had worked at Erving Paper Mill in the napkin department starting in 1945, later moving into the office in the billing department. She later went to work as a secretary and bookkeeper for Erving Motor Transportation.

In 1965, Marilyn started working for the Town of Erving as secretary to the selectmen and continued for many years before becoming the assistant treasurer and then town treasurer. Marilyn retired in 1988.

Marilyn enjoyed her family, especially the grandchildren, and doing crocheting, fabric painting and reading. She also enjoyed doing word puzzles and bird watching.

Marilyn had enjoyed the senior meetings in Orange and the many friends she had.

Survivors include her children, Patricia Yurick of Titusville, Fla., Judy A. Grant and her husband, Marshall, of Athol, Steven P. Dupell and his wife, Sandra, of Erving, and Douglas J. Dupell Sr. and his wife, Linda, of Fitchburg; grandchildren, Tonia Jackman and her husband, Dan, of Bernardston, Kirby Schultz of Demoine, Iowa, Danelle Wedding and her husband, Jason, of Titusville, Fla., Derek J. Grant and his fiancée, Jessica, of Athol, Douglas J. Dupell Jr. and his wife, Trista, of Winterport, Maine, Erin L. Grant of Athol, and Phillip R. Dupell and his wife, Amber, of Orange; great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Jackman and his wife, Miriah, Kayleigh Jackman, Matthew Jackman, David Johnson, Oliver Johnson, Joseph Grant, Daniel Grant, Marnie Dupell, Addison Dupell, and Nicole Schultz.

A calling hour will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 12, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange.

Interment will be in the spring at the Erving Center Cemetery.

Donations are suggested to Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, P.O. Box 824061, Philadelphia, PA 19182-4061.

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, is directing the arrangements.

You may offer your sympathy online at www.wittyfuneralhome.com.

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