Francis L. "Larry" DuPont


Francis L. “Larry” DuPont 99, passed gently into the evening on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. He was born and raised in Gouverneur, NY, the son of Elmer and Gertrude (Easton) DuPont. He served in the Army Air Corp from 1938-1945 and accrued numerous bombing missions during World War II as a Mitchell B-25 radio gunner.

Upon his discharge he started a long career at General Electric in Schenectady where the receptionist took a liking to him and their marriage of close to 70 years began.

A St. James choir boy enjoyed singing and in later years performed at numerous venues over the years. He was a quality baritone vocalist who made our country home of youth a musical wonderland. Larry took a keen interest in the various projects of his three sons and was always there to lend a hand as well as his wisdom. He supported their musical and sports endeavors, whether it be Pop Warner football or Little League baseball.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife and co-pilot of 70 years, Emma (Jennings) DuPont, and his brothers Edwin and Charles. Larry is survived by his sons Stephen DuPont (Karen) of St. Petersburg, FL; Jacke DuPont (Elizabeth) of Franklinton, NY and Christopher DuPont (Sylvia) of Saratoga Springs; and his beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren.

We are forever grateful to be his sons, daughters in law, and grandchildren. Larry was a wonderful friend, father and husband who truly cared for others.

A private family service will be held.

Guest Book

Don Miller

I never met you, but have heard wonderful stories of you and your wife through your grandson. You will not be forgotten. Thank you for your Service and our Freedom. Rest in peace, Sir.

Lauren duPont Gardner

Dear Uncle Larry,
I have many fond memories of visiting you and Aunt Emma Lee and my cousins: Steve, Jack, and Chris. You were soft spoken and had so many wonderful stories of all your adventures and your time in the air force- you truly were a hero. I will always hold those memories close to my heart. Now you are reunited with your dear wife, my dad and the rest of the family. God bless you Uncle Larry, it was a pleasure!

Stephanie Miller

I feel lucky to have met you and to have seen the love you had for Emma (Babe) and to have heard the amazing stories of your life. I know your heart broke the day that Babe died and how lost you were without her, as sad as it is to hear of your passing we know that you are together again. I hope that gives your family some peace at this difficult time. Thank you for sharing the stories of your life and the love you had for Emma. God bless you Larry...

Jennifer DuPont (Clark)

When I was a little girl, you used to sing a song to me, one that I never forgot. A special song that I have kept with me my entire life. I thank you so much Grandpa, then and now, for giving me that treasure of a memory and placing that song in my heart..I know you must go and be with Grandma now and sing with the angels.You will be forever missed.
I love you Grandpa,
Jenny

Debbie Martino

Steve and Family, I am sorry to hear about your dads passing, I hope you can find peace in the knowledge we will all meet again, and he has reunited with your mom. God Bless you and your family .

Pierre Andrew Dupont Brenenstuhl

A wonderfully man who had a beautiful life. You will be missed by many.

Vera Van Lew

Larry was a wonderful family friend. He was brother in law to my husband Ted Van Lew. I can't remember a time when I didn't know Larry. He was always such a pleasure to be around. He loved to attend our family events and many times had a movie camera in his hand to record the events. He had such a soft voice when he spoke you had to really listen to hear what he had to say but had a wonderful singing voice. He told me one of the last times that we talked that he had sung with one of the Big Bands. He certainly was an awesome person but now he is with his beloved "Babe". I don't think he ever got over her death. She was a sweet lady and now they are together again. Prayers and hugs to his family and friends for comfort and peace at this time.

Karen DuPont

I will cherish all the love you and Mom shared with me and I will carry you both in my heart forever. Proud to be a DuPont, always.

Stephen DuPont

Thank you Dad for tossing me a ball to hit as a 3 yr old, and then hitting thousands of baseballs to me in later yrs. Thank you for my days of youth at the old country home growing up. Thank you for bringing music into my life very early. There are so many of these "thank you's" that continued for all these years, well beyond days of youth. I love you Dad.