Anthony J. “Jerry” DuPont

Anthony J. “Jerry” DuPont, 84, of Mattapoisett died Friday July 18, 2014 at home. He was the husband of Phyllis M. (Bryant) DuPont; they had been married for 62 years.

Born and raised in New Bedford, the son of the late Louise E. (Brannelly) and Anthony J. DuPont, Sr., he lived in Mattapoisett for most of his life.

Jerry was formerly employed by the New England Telephone Company as an equipment installer, craftsman foreman, and assistant manager, until retiring after 33 years of service.

He was a graduate of Holy Family High School, where he was President of the Class of 1947. He enlisted in the Naval Reserve and was called to active duty for two years during the Korean War. He served aboard the U.S.S. Daly and the U.S.S. Yosemite, and was a member of the Tin Can Sailors.

Jerry was a 47 year member and Past President of the Mattapoisett Lions Club, where he was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. He loved to travel, spend time with his family, and watch his beloved Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins, and Celtics.

He is survived by his wife; his children, Jeffrey J. DuPont and his wife Nora of Rochester, Jay A. DuPont and his wife Lori of Mattapoisett, and Jayne M. Mello and her husband Kevin of Orlando, Florida; seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Abby, Justin, Kevin, Tyler, Nikkole, and Hannah; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was the brother of the late Louise M. Gaudreau.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday July 25, 2014 from 4-8 PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. A private family burial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Mattapoisett Lions Club, P.O. Box 1022, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. For directions and guestbook, please visit

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