Louis Averis DuPlessis, Jr. ’56 died on August 1, 2004, in Gearhart, Oregon.
Born on December 19, 1934, in Quincy, MA, he prepared for college at North Quincy High School and Thayer Academy in Braintree, MA, and became a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1956, he was with Sears and Roebuck Company before becoming a district Boy Scout executive with the Mattatuck Council in Connecticut. He was later with the Daniel Webster Council in Manchester, NH, before joining the Davidson Rubber Company in Dover, NH, in 1963 as manager of employee and community relations. He had several management positions with aerospace companies in California before going to Fairbanks, AK, in 1975 to work on the trans-Alaskan pipeline, where he was a shop mechanic. He was also president of Resort Marketing Services, Inc., in North Las Vegas, NV, and vice president and director of marketing with L.B. Industries in Boise, ID, before his retirement. Surviving are his wife, Jane Haynes DuPlessis, whom he married in 1956; four sons, Ted DuPlessis, Carl DuPlessis, Stephen DuPlessis, and Daniel DuPlessis; a daughter, Diane DuPlessis; and 18 grandchildren.