Todd Dupont, 39, of Westport, MA died suddenly on Monday, June 27, 2016.

Todd was born on June 4, 1977 in Newport, RI, the son of Ronald and the late Melinda (Arcieri) Dupont.

Todd graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Arts and Hotel Management.

He is survived by his father Ronald Dupont of Westport, MA and his godmother Pauline Dijkstra of Portsmouth, RI.

Todd is preceded in death by his mother, Melinda Dupont, and his paternal grandparents, Louis and Olive Dupont, and his maternal grandparents Joseph and Barbara Arcieri. He is also preceded in death by his great aunt Virginia Sampson.

Funeral services and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Todd’s name to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, PO Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502.

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