Welcome to the memorial page for

Robert W (Bob) Duprey

October 27, 1931 ~ November 25, 2016 (age 85)

Robert “Bob” Duprey , 85, formerly of Greenfield ,passed away peacefully on November 25, 2016 in Sarasota, FL. He was born in Greenfield, MA on October 27, 1931. Bob was the beloved husband of the late Beverly (Bassett) Duprey. Bob leaves behind a daughter Susan Mazik of Lakewood Ranch, FL and a son Michael Duprey of Winchester, NH. He also leaves 5 grandchildren, Nicole Fahey of Turners Falls, MA, Kaela Marguet of Gill, MA, Chris Duprey of Greenfield, MA, Ryan Mazik of Lakewood Ranch, FL and Shannon Mazik of Lakewood Ranch, FL, and three great grandchildren, Brynna and Tilly Fahey and Noah Marguet. Bob was known to his Grandchildren as “Bapa”.  

Bob also leaves behind his sister Marion Tyni of Hawaii and his brother John Duprey of Greenfield, Ma. He was pre-deceased by his brother William.

Bob was in the Navy and worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts prior to fulfilling his dream of owning a tavern. Bob owned the Rist Tavern in Greenfield, MA for 28 years and was loved by his patrons as if they were his family. His 80th birthday celebration was held at his old Tavern, now known as Smitty’s Pub.

Bob was a member of the Elks Club, Moose Club and American Legion.

His sense of humor and sarcasm always made people laugh and thoroughly enjoy his company. He loved attending Greenfield High School football games where his son Mike was head coach. Bob also loved to travel in his RV and he was an avid card player and would often play until the wee hours of the morning. No matter where he was, he always struck up a conversation with someone and he was always teasing. He was loved and admired by all.

Calling hours will be held December 2, 2016 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Smith Kelleher Funeral Home, 87 Franklin  Street, Greenfield.


Services will be held Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 10:00 am at Smith-Kelleher Funeral Home followed by burial at Green River Cemetery in Greenfield.

 Service Information

December 2, 2016

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Greenfield funeral home
87 Franklin St
Greenfield, MA 01301

Funeral Service
December 3, 2016

10:00 AM
Greenfield funeral home
87 Franklin St
Greenfield, MA 01301

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