Paul E Tupper

Deacon Paul E.Tupper died peacefully at home on September 23, 2013 at the age of 83. Paul was born on March 19, 1930 in Ludlow, MA. He was the son of Paul Erwin and Evanore Beebe Tupper. Paul graduated high school at the age of 17 and promptly enlisted in the army. During four years of enlisted service, he rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant. His unit was transferred to Korea in September 1950 and Paul was assigned to the Eighth Army. He returned home in February 1952, commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant/Artillery, and assigned to the 5th Armored Division at Fort Chaffee, AR as a Platoon Leader. While there, he participated in an Atomic Bomb Test in Camp Desert Rock in Nevada. After six years of total service, he accepted a discharge from active duty and went into the Army Active Reserve where he rose to the rank of Major. Several months after his discharge from active service, Paul met the love of his life, Aurora (Belmont), and they were married a year later. Shortly after, he enrolled at Columbia University and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. He spent his entire career in financial management. One of Paul’s proudest accomplishments was the day he was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of Bridgeport in May 1985. Paul served as a Deacon for twenty-seven years at St. Clement Church (Stamford) and St. Mary’s Church (Greenwich). He always was thankful to God for calling him to the Diaconate and felt honored to officiate at the marriage of two of his children and to baptize his grandchildren. Paul is survived by his loving wife of 59 years and four children: Mark (Susan) Tupper, Christine (John) Dunster, Kathleen (Carl) Prutting and Paul (Jean) Tupper. He was the best “grandpop” to Jacquelyn, Mary Kate and Tessa Dunster; Alexandra, Robert and Ryan Tupper; John, Cally, Jake and Genna Prutting and Paul Tupper. He is predeceased by his firstborn son, Paul Eugene. Paul lived his life with quiet dignity and understated grace. He will be remembered for his love of others, faith, courage, humility and quick wit. In addition to God and family, Paul enjoyed nature (especially the mountains), music, family dinners, great jokes, spiritual study and spending time with friends. Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, September 26 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Leo P. Gallagher Funeral Home, 31 Arch Street in Greenwich. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church in Greenwich on Friday, September 27 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.



  • Calling Hours Thursday, September 26, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, September 27, 2013


  • Burial

Paul E Tupper

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October 9, 2013

May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you & your family. Michael Heavey & Family

Joe Calo

October 8, 2013


I'd like to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your dad. I hope that your wonderful memories of him will bring you comfort and peace at this difficult time.

Judy (Barto) Yung

October 1, 2013

Chris, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Bob & Aida Gutierrez

September 30, 2013

Dear Mrs. Tupper,

We are very sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Tupper which we heard about today at Sunday Mass. Nearly 20 years ago, we moved to Old Greenwich and were fortunate to have chosen St. Clement's as our parish. There we met Deacon Paul whom we will always remember as a warm and gentle presence in the parish with kind thoughts for all. He gave thought provoking homilies which showed a lot of preparation. He will truly be missed. Our prayers and sympathies to you and your family.

Bob, Aida, Irene, & William Gutierrez

Bill Mottolese

September 29, 2013

Aurie: We just returned from from visiting the Way of St. James in northern Spain and only learned of Paul's passing today at Mass. Paul was a special person in my life. His spiritual leadership, example and inspiration as my rector at The 1977 Cursillo has been responsible for the development and strengthening of my faith. Although we have had no physical contact for many years, I have thought of him many times with admiration and respect. I know that he is in paradise and will call upon him for favors in my prayers. May the Lord assist you and your family in adjusting to his loss.
Bill Mottolese

September 29, 2013

Aurora and family, so sorry to here about Paul's passing. I have such fond memories of our early days in the diaconate. Doris and I are so sorry that we could not be with you at Paul's Mass but, we are presently in Greece on vacation. May he rest in peace. Our condolences are with you and your family. Deacon Frank & Doris Chiappetta

Mike & Stacey Andrea

September 27, 2013

Dear Aunt Aurie; Mark & Susan; Christine & John; Kathleen & Carl; and, Paul & Jean;

Stacey and I are sad to hear the news about Uncle Paul's passing, and extend our sincerest condolences to you and your families.

His quick wit, smile and pleasant demeanor always made it a pleasure to be in his company. On a personal note, we fondly remember his heartfelt words during my dad's wake and funeral that helped to ease our pain.

May your loving memories of Uncle Paul help you through this difficult time.

Mike & Stacey

Dante Cosentino

September 26, 2013

Dear Aurora,
I was sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Dante Cosentino

Myra Berghane

September 26, 2013

I'm with all of you in thought and prayer. Wish I could give you hugs in person. Paul was truly one of God's special people. This world won't be the same without him. .
With all my love, Myra

Carol Ducret

September 26, 2013

Dear Aurie, I was saddened to learn of Paul's death. I have fond memories of working for him at AMF and then meeting you many years later and re-connecting with him. He was a kind, wonderful man and he will be missed. Carol Ducret