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Obituary (FL): Marcy Mathias Dupre III '42

Posted on 02/21/2018

Marcy Mathias Dupre, III  (September 17, 1921 - February 17, 2018)

Captain Marcy M. Dupre, III, US Navy (Retired), died on 17 February, 2018, at the age of 96.

Marcy was born in Newport, R. I., on 17 September 1021 where his father, then Lt. JG Marcy M. Dupre, Jr., (USNA 1920), was stationed. Soon afterward, the family moved to the Far East where they followed his father’s destroyer to the Philippines and northern China, returning to the USA several years later.

After attending Annapolis High School and Severn School at Severna Park, MD, Marcy entered the US Naval Academy in June 1938 and graduated with the class of 1942 on 19 December 1941. He served aboard the USS Brooklyn CL (40) in the Atlantic and Mediterranean, then as Gunnery Officer, Executive, and finally CO of the USS Shields (DD 596) in the Pacific until the end of World War II. He won his wings at Pensacola in December 1947.

Marcy carried out several assignments in fleet squadrons and at the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, MD; attended the US Naval War College, Newport, R.I.; served at Public Information Officer at the US Naval Academy and Chief of Plans for the Northern Command, NATO, on the staff of the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, headquartered in Paris. His last assignment in the service was in the Logistics Directorate (J-4) of the Joint Staff, Pentagon. He retired from the Navy on 31 March 1964.

Upon retirement, he joined Litton Industries, then Northrop Corp., and, finally, Raytheon Company, Lexington, MA, as Director of International Marketing for Europe, headquartered first in Brussels, Belgium, then in Paris until retirement as Vice President, Raytheon Overseas Ltd., in October 1981.

Following retirement from Raytheon, he established residence in Pensacola, FL. His hobbies included skiing, sailing, ham radio, travel, clock repair, golf, and especially reading.

He is survived by his wife, Marisette, whom he married in Chamonix on 20 October 1962, and four children of a previous marriage, eight grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 beginning at 9:30 am at Harper Morris Memorial Chapel.

The family would like to thank Kindred Home Health Care, especially Danielle Marshall and Ryan Myers, for their kind help this past year.

Memorial Service - Friday, February 23, 2018, 9:30 AM
Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel
2276 Airport Boulevard
Pensacola, Florida 32504