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DUPREE, Richard J. Richard J. Dupree, 73, of Ormond Beach, FL died Sunday (April 23, 2006) surrounded by his wife Denise of 46 years and loving family. He will be remembered as a man of God and an inspiration to many. He was born in Hartford on January 10, 1933 and was the son of the late Francis and Eva (Decato). Dick was an Avon resident for 46 years. He graduated from Hartford Public High School and the University of Connecticut. He worked at General Time in Thomaston for 11 years and retired from Travelers in 1996. His faith was the center of his life along with his family and friends, both in Connecticut and Florida. He was an active member of The Church of Saint Ann and was involved in CCD, Renew, RCIA, and many out reach activities. Dick enjoyed the outdoors, was an avid gardener and loved walks by the ocean. He is survived by his wife, Denise (Valade); his daughter, Michelle Cote and grandchildren, Catherine and Joshua of Avon; his son, Richard and his wife Laurie and grandchildren, Natalie, Samantha, and Monique of Simsbury; his brother and sisters-in-law, Ray, Sue, Lois, Gary, Elaine, Gill, Anne; and all his nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, April 28, 10 a.m. at The Church of Saint Ann, 289 Arch Rd., Avon. Calling hours will be Thursday, April 27 from 5-8 p.m. at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Rd., Avon. Memorial donations can be made to The Church of Saint Ann Building Fund for the Faith Formation Center, 289 Arch Rd., Avon, CT 06001 or The Hospital for Special Care Satellite Unit, c/o Foundation of Special Care, 2150 Corbin Ave., New Britain, CT 06053. For directions and online guestbook, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com