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By Phillip R Smith   
May 20, 2010
Peter DuPuy (1947-2010) 

Peter DuPuy, a USCF member from Keene, New Hampshire, died Sunday evening, May 16, 2010 at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, N.H. due to complications from a scheduled surgery. He was 63. </p>

He was born March 25, 147 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Charles M. and Lois (Graham) DuPuy, and had lived in Ligonier, Pa. before moving to Greenwich, Connecticut at an early age. He graduated from the Fay School in Southborough, Mass. and Tabor Academy in Marion, Mass. He attended McMurray College in Ohio. He later lived in Northampton, Mass. before moving to Fitzwilliam, N.H, He lived there for two years before moving to Keene in 1985.

While a resident of Fitzwilliam, he attended the Wachusett Chess Club in Fitchburg, Mass. In Keene, he became a founding member of the Knights Chess Club. He played in many New Hampshire tournaments, including the New Hampshire Open, the New Hampshire Amateur, and the Queen City Open. He was ranked 63rd in the state among rated and current USCF members.

In addition to chess, Mr. DuPuy was a renowned international collector and exhibitor of stamps. He was a member of the U.S. Philatelic Society, the American Philatelic Association, a member and past board member of The Philatelic Foundation, a member of the New Hampshire Philatelic Society, and a member and director of the Vermont Philatelic Society. He was awarded many grand prizes at Vermont State Stamp Shows, including the 2009 show in Quechec for his exhibit of a U.S. 30-cent and 90-cent 1857 issue. He was also a model railroad enthusiast and enjoyed spending many hours working on his model trains. In addition, he collected antique cars and was an avid sports fan. His favorite teams were the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Jessica DuPuy of Keene; two daughters, Juliet Rozhan of Burlington, Vermont and Jillian Reinegger of Savannah, Georgia; a brother, Charles DuPuy of Manchester, Maine; two sisters, Susette Lyons of Northampton, Mass. and Aimee Whitman of Bedford Hills, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Obituary submitted by George Mirijanian, Massachusetts Chess Association.

Peter Dupuy - may you rest in peace.