COLCHESTER - Nancy (Dupre) Schurr, of Colchester and formerly of Manchester, Bolton and East Hartford passed away Wednesday (Feb. 7, 2018) at the age of 88. Born Dec. 18. 1929 in Norwich, she was the daughter of Irvin and Henrietta (Russell) Dupre, late of Colchester. Nancy was a 1946 graduate of East Hartford High School and had worked in finance for both the former Connecticut Bank & Trust as well as Northeast Utilities before her retirement. She was an longtime member of the Colchester Federated Church, where she sang in the choir. Always "on the go", she volunteered with countless groups through the years. Nancy put her seamstress skills to work with "My Brother's Keeper" (making hats, mittens and sleeping bags for the homeless) as well as making clothing for premature infants. She had served as a Justice of the Peace and had been a member of the Women's Club of Colchester Commons and Colchester Historical and Red Hat Societies. In her "spare" time, Nancy enjoyed bringing library books to the homebound, interior decorating and taking drives both near and far. With all of that energy, style and talent, it was no surprise when she was chosen to represent Connecticut in the Ms. Senior America Pageant in 2001. Her greatest joy, however, was found in her family. She leaves her loving husband, Ivan Schurr; two children, Susan Lambert Young of Portland and Bradley Dupre Lambert of Boulevard, CA; 12 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; a sister, Aline Magnon of Manchester, NH; and numerous extended family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two daughters, Pamela Doughty and Nancy Lambert; her husband, Charles H. Minnich, Jr.; and two siblings, Doris Reeves and Irvin "Sonny" Dupre. Friends may call starting at 10 AM Tuesday (Feb. 13th) at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester, before a Chapel Service at 11 AM. She will be laid to rest in the Dupre family plot in Linwood Cemetery, Colchester. Donations in her memory may be made to the Colchester Federated Church, 60 Main St., Colchester 06415.
Colchester Federated Church
60 Main Street, Colchester CT 06415