Joseph M. Deprey "Mel"

Joseph M. Deprey “Mel”, 79, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Born in Wallagrass, Maine on March 20, 1938, he was son of Elude and Yvonne Deprey. He grew up on a potato farm in Maine and moved to this area in 1994.

Mel was an accountant for Midas Auto Systems for many years. He enjoyed traveling and golfing with his family. He loved spending time with his beloved dogs Bianca and McDougall.

He was predeceased by his first wife Barbara and his brother Maurice. Mel is survived by his wife Linda; his sons, Bruce Deprey (Sharon), Mark Deprey (Anita) and Christopher Deprey (Sarah); stepson John Kovach; siblings Muriel Deprey, Marilyn Melanson, Mary Forbes, Marcia Schaake and Michael Deprey; 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, December 12 from 2pm to 5pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 5pm

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Guest Book

Richard & Diane Shakar

Linda, so sorry to hear about Mel's passing. Please accept our sincerest sympathies. You and your family are in our prayers

Rick & Diane Shakar

Marian Crandall

Linda, I'm so sorry about Mel's passing. You & your family are certainly in my thought & prayers.

Tom and Myrna Oatman

Linda and Mel’s family. We were so happy to have Mel Jan our lives. He was so much fun when ever we were with them. Linda we love you and you are in our thoughts.

Kathy Eitzmann

Linda and family.
You're in my prayers.

Kym & Ron Soper

Uncle Mel was a treasured, one-of-a-kind individual who loved his family beyond measure. I’ll always have fond memories of summers water skiing on the lake in Billerica, with Mel at the helm of the boat, or ice skating in the winter. I can’t imagine another Deprey gathering without him. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Linda, Bruce, Mark, Chris and your families. Ron and I hope to make it up Tuesday. Love you!

Jim & Marilyn

Dear Brother, you will be sadly missed. We have many wonderful memories of you and all you did through love of your family. The memories we carry will stay with us forever and you will live in our hearts through eternity.

Leane and Scott West

We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Mel passing away. We are heartbroken. Our memories of Mel will be cherished, and we hope with time, your good memories will help heal the pain. Wishing we could be with you all, but can only be there in spirit. Many, many hugs!
Love to all,
Leane and Scott

Dolores Daab Laux


My sincere condolences to you and your family for the loss of your husband.

Roger and Mary Forbes

Dear Big Brother,
We have so many wonderful memories to look back on and cherish. You were a special person in our lives and you have made many people feel special. There are no words that can express how sad we feel to say goodbye.

We will keep you and your wonderful wife and family in our thoughts and prayers. Close family bonds will help us all through this difficult time.