April 10, 1937 - October 3, 2020
Nancy (Collins) Dupont, beloved wife of Ronald J. Dupont, Sr. for 62 years, passed peacefully in her Windsor home surrounded by her husband and family, on Saturday October 3.
Nancy and Ron were 44-year residents of Avon, Connecticut where they raised their family, which eventually included four grandchildren. First and foremost a devoted wife and mother, Nancy dedicated her life to her family. Deep and abiding love for her family was at the heart of Nancy’s being.
She was also a passionate lover of the ocean, birds, bridge, and lobster. And the color red. And all things Pumpkin Spice. She was an avid crafter and a tenacious worker. She found and shared joy in everyday things. She was known and loved by all who knew her for her sincere interest in others, for her kind and generous spirit, her laugh, and her sparkling eyes and smile.
Nancy was born in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1937. She attended Boston University and was a member of Kappa Omega, where she met the love of her life, Ron. They married in 1958. Nancy adored her in-laws and they adored her. Nancy and Ron traveled during Ron’s army career years, and settled in Shrewsbury Massachusetts, where they began their family of three children. They lived in Montpelier VT for two years before moving to Avon in 1974, where they lived until 2018.
Nancy is pre-deceased by her parents, James and Lucia (Milliken) Collins; her brother James S. Collins; her sisters Barbara (Collins) Chase and Virginia Collins; and her in-laws Armand and Anita Dupont.
She is survived by her husband Ron and their three children: Deborah (Deb) Dupont of Windsor, Ronald (Ron) Dupont, Jr. of Manchester, and Elizabeth (Liz) Dupont-Diehl, of Windsor. She leaves four deeply-loved grandchildren, Matthew Dupont of Berlin, Miranda Dupont of New Britain, Katie Diehl of Skillman, New Jersey and Valerie Diehl of North Charleston, South Carolina. She is also survived by Carol Collins, her brother’s wife who, over time, became her true sister, and by many nieces and nephews.
We all loved her greatly, as we know she loved us. We will miss her in our lives, and she lives on in us and in all those whose lives she touched.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 10, at 1 p.m. at the First Church in Windsor, Connecticut. Due to COVID, the service will be private, but a livestream will be available and all are welcome to attend by going to the First Church of Windsor Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pg/FirstChurchinWindsor/videos/). Facebook membership is not required. To leave on-line condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com