Phyllis Duperon

Phyllis Duperon

April 14, 1928 - February 10, 2021
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Beloved mother and grandmother passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Close to Home in Bay City, Michigan. Age 92 years. The daughter of the late Harry and Leona (Rogalski) Ruggles, Phyllis was born April 14, 1928 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She married Tim J. Duperon on October 19, 1946. He predeceased her April 30, 2019. Phyllis was a member of St. Francis de Sales Parish. She enjoyed family gatherings and making her cheese soup. Phyllis will be remembered for making the holidays special for everyone.

Surviving are three daughters, three sons and their spouses, Kathleen and Dennis Esckilsen Sr. , Saginaw; Mary Jane Millerov, Reese; Thomas and Margaret Duperon, Saginaw; Cynthia and Harold Burnison, Fairgrove; Don and Cami Duperon, Saginaw; Saginaw; Robert and Melinda Duperon, Saginaw; 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Lillian Kozan; many nieces and nephews. Phyllis was preceded in death by a son, David Duperon, a son-in-law, Steve Millerov, a brother, Clarence Ruggles, and by a sister, Charlotte Ruggles.

Funeral Liturgy will take place 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 3945 Williamson Road in Saginaw. Rev. Fr. John Mancini, O.S.F.S., will officiate with private burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may visit at St. Francis de Sales Church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Francis de Sales Parish.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am
    St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church
    3945 Williamson Road
    SAGINAW, MI 48601
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  • Service

    Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 11:00am
    St Francis de Sales Church
    3945 Williamson Rd
    Saginaw 48601-5840
  • Interment

    Mt. Olivet Cemetery


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Cherie Savard

Posted at 09:16am
Remembering how thoughtful Aunt Phyllis was. Our prayers are with you today. Cherie and Rick Savard

Clarence Ruggles's children

Posted at 12:39pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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