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Rev. Arthur J. Dupont

Deceased: 2022-01-30


CSM Graduation Year: 1976

The Reverend Arthur J. DuPont, 92, Pastor Emeritus of Mary Our Queen in Plantsville, entered eternal rest on Sunday, January 30, 2022. Father DuPont was the son of the late Arthur Emile and Mary Ann (Stapleton) DuPont and was born in Meriden, CT, on April 6, 1929.

Ee was predeceased by his sister, Bernadette (DuPont) Dybiec and brother-in-law Donald Dybiec. He is survived by his nephew, Greg Dybiec, nieces, Elizabeth Blankenship and Bernadette Hance, and great nephew and grand nieces, Alec and Elena Dybiec, Reece and Kaelyn Blankenship, and Michael Hance. Fr. DuPont graduated from Meriden High School and St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield. He completed his theological studies at St. Bernard’s Seminary in Rochester, NY. Father DuPont was ordained to the priesthood by the Most Reverend John F. Hackett, Auxiliary Bishop of Hartford, on May 27, 1954, in the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford, CT. Among Father DuPont’s assignments were St. Thomas in Southington, St. Lawrence O’Toole in Hartford, St. Aedan in New Haven, Resurrection in Wallingford, and Mary Our Queen where he served as Pastor. He also served as the longtime head of the Catholic Cemetery Association.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 at 11 am at St. Thomas Seminary Chapel at the Pastoral Center, 467 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield, with the Most Reverend Leonard P. Blair, Archbishop of Hartford as the principal celebrant. Burial will be following at St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington. Visiting hours will take place at the St. Thomas Seminary Chapel on Feb. 3, 2022 from 9:30 am to 10:45 am preceding the Mass. Masks will be required. The John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden is entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial donations for the support of senior priests may be made to the Benevolent Association for Priests of the Archdiocese of Hartford, 134 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT 06105. For online condolences, please visit