William H. “Bill” Lupien

William H. “Bill” Lupien, 72, of Oswego died Friday peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. Bill was born in Oswego, the son of the late William and Dorothy (Taylor) Lupien. He worked at Sears, in Oswego, prior to opening Lupien’s Gifts & Engraving with his wife, Donna. Bill enjoyed gardening, and he was an avid Mets fan. He loved playing the guitar and singing. He was predeceased by his son, Billy Lupien, in 1972.

He is survived by his loving family Donna Quonce Lupien his wife of fifty-one years, and their children Debra (Wally) Robillard of Oswego, James (Laura) Lupien of Oswego, LeeAnne (Tony Potter) Lupien of Syracuse, and six grandchildren Courtney, Tyler, and Devon Robillard, Bradley, and Evan Lupien and Cole Potter. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday 9:30 a.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home 147 West Fourth Street, Oswego. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice, in his memory.


  1. Donna and family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow.
    Mary Cole

  2. Donna,

    You and Bill had a long run together. You and your family have my condolences. Take of each other and of yourselves.


    Bob Salesi

  3. Donna and family,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    GOD will comfort you, I know.

    Paula (Cranston) Greenwood

  4. Donna & Family.
    I am sorry about hearing of my cousin Bill passing. Wish I could be there. It is impossible for me to be there. I give u my condolences.

  5. Donna, Debbie, all the Lupien family. I was so saddened to read of your loss. Words fail me, because what can you say, but I am SO sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. What a nice guy, although I knew you, Donna, much better.

    Donna, you and Bill were the first to give a young woman a chance at credit at Sears, and to trust that she’d know what to do with it, and I’ll never ever forget that kindness. I think my Sear’s card was one of the first steps I took into adulthood.

    I remember the stories, the laughs, and just the fun of shopping at your downstairs Midtown Plaza store …which was made that way by both you and your ‘business partner, Bill.’ When I run into Patti, sometimes we reminisce over how we met at Sears in Midtown.

    Deb, so sorry to hear you will now have to remember your dad’s sense of humor, instead of experiencing it on a regular basis. Of course, you got some of that and it made you a great reporter at the P-T!!!

    Hope he didn’t have to suffer much, but I know he found comfort with you by his side in this, his final earthly journey. I know all he was is engraved in your heart, but also so many people who got to know him through Sears, and watching that happy marriage!

    God bless,

    Debbie & Ray E.

  6. Donna and family, you always have been a family of giving. Thank you for the many years you gave to Special Olympics. Donna I am unable to give you anything but comfort in knowing Bill is with GOD, your son Billy, and watching over his family on earth. I am unable to attend the services, but you are in my prayers. Kay A. Pullen and son Roger.

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