A memorial service was held for Dr. Adrian "Red" Dupuis, on Saturday, March 15, in the Holy Family Chapel in the Alumni Memorial Union on the Marquette University Campus. The service was officiated by Father Chuck Keefe of Milwaukee Catholic Home and Father Leon Martin, SAC, Pallotine Provincial, Mother of God Province. A capacity crowd was in attendance made up of family, friends, and professional colleagues.
The service was followed by a reception where loving remarks of admiration, gratitude, and humor were made by his son, Larry; Dr. Trevor Sewell, Dean Emeritus of the College of Education at Temple University; and Dr. Bob Fox, Professor of Counseling Psychology and Director of the Behavior Clinic. Dean Bill Henk, Associate Dean Kathleen Cepelka, and Drs. Rebecca Bardwell, Janet Matthews, and Susan Mountin were also in attendance.
Dr. Dupuis joined the Marquette University School of Education as a professor of history and philosophy of education in 1957. Hired as Assistant Professor, "Red," as he was known to friends, was promoted to Professor of Education in 1964. During his tenure at Marquette, Dr. Dupuis served faithfully in numerous capacities. He not only taught classes but also supervised secondary student teachers, chaired theses and dissertation committees, published research, and served in various leadership roles. In 1981 he served as the chairperson of the year-long program that celebrated Marquette's Centennial observance. He was well known for helping his students above and beyond the classroom and remained in contact with many beyond graduation.