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Obituary - Sister Mary Dupont, DC

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obit-sister-mary.jpgEVANSVILLE, Ind. - Sister Mary Dupont, age 82, of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, died at Seton Residence on Jan. 13.

She was born Mary Louise Dupont on Jan. 25, 1925, in Perry County, Ind., one of three children of Alfred and Anna (Litkenhus) Dupont. She graduated from Tell City High School and entered the Daughters of Charity in St. Louis on Dec. 3, 1945.

Sister Mary served as housemother at St. Mary's Home in St. Louis (1946-1952) and St. Rose Home in Milwaukee, Wis. (1952-1958). For the next 11 years, she was a teacher at Guardian Angel Settlement in St. Louis. She was coordinator of St. Vincent Day Care in Evansville (1969-1971) and completed a bachelor's degree from Marillac College in St. Louis in 1972. Sister Mary ministered as housemother at the Sarah Fisher Home in Farmington Hills (1972-1981) and then served as local superior at Seton House in Robinson for the next six years.

Sister Mary was parish minister for St. Mary's Parish in Fort Wayne, Ind., from 1987-1993. In June 1993, she came to Mater Dei Provincialate in Evansville to serve as hospitality coordinator and sacristan for one year. She was parish minister for St. Mary Parish in Marshall for the next two years, and pastoral care associate for Providence Hospital in Mobile from 1996-2000. In February of 2000, Sister Mary moved to Seton Residence in Evansville and became a minister of prayer.

Sister Mary is survived by her sister, Geneva Gelarden of Dale, Ind.; her sister-in-law, Dorothy Dupont of Owensboro, Ky.; many nieces and nephews; and her sisters in community.

Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated in Seton Chapel on Jan. 16. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Daughters of Charity Foundation, 9400 New Harmony Road, Evansville, IN 47720.

Ziemer Funeral Home Central Chapel handled the arrangements.

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