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In Memorial to Bill Dupuis 

It is with sad news that we say goodbye to Bill Dupuis, who passed away September 2, 2017. Bill was a founding member of the Boylston Historical Society (Fall 1971). He was there when former town historian George L. Wright's artifacts were acquired. From these humble beginnings, the historical society arose. In the early days, the artifacts were maintained in various members' homes. Through Bill and the diligence of the other founding members, the historical society is where we are today, 46 years after its conception.

Bill became known to us as Boylston’s Historian. He served as president and was curator for over 40 years. He somehow found time to write numerous books on the history of the town. He was instrumental in having the John B. Gough House placed on the National Historic Register. Under Bill’s tutelage, many people have visited, learned, and have grown to love the town’s history through our society.

Bill, you are greatly missed. But, you left us with a wonderful legacy – the love of Boylston and its history. We hope this love will continue to grow within the hearts and minds of our children, townspeople and future historians.

Rest in peace, dear friend.

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