Dean Kauppinen, 1940 – 2017

PROCTORSVILLE, Vt. – Dean Kauppinen, 76 passed away peacefully Tuesday April 18, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.

Dean was born in Winchendon, Mass. Sept. 21, 1940 the son of Paul and Natalie (Mellen) Kauppinen. Dean was a graduate of Narragansett Regional High School Class of 1964. Dean received his degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University Of Massachusetts. He was a member of the Lacrosse Team, the Ski Club, Christian Association, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

Dean Kauppinen,
Dean Kauppinen, 1940 – 2017.Photo provided

Dean had worked for Pratt & Whitney from 1964 to 1978. In the early 1970’s he began renovating homes in Vermont and in 1978 he moved permanently to Vermont and began his long career in real estate development and building.

Dean was an avid skier from an early age and had volunteered with the Okemo Ski program teaching area elementary students how to ski.

Dean is survived by his wife, Rosemarie; his children, Paul Naumann, Stacy Naumann, Amy Ashley, Jill Naumann and Nikki Mauroff; His brother Mark Kauppinen; His grandchildren, Miranda LaDuc, Katelyn Sliwinski, Morgan Naumann and George J. Mauroff.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brother Lauri Kauppinen .

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday April 22, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of the Annunciation, 7 Depot St. Ludlow, VT. Calling hours will be held at the Adams Funeral Home, 35 Depot Street, Chester, VT on Friday April 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Graveside committal services and interment will take place in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Baldwinsville, (Templeton) Mass. On Monday April 24 at noon.

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