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Ulysse Gandvier Desportes, Jr.

February 12, 1920 February 14, 2018
Ulysse Gandvier Desportes, Jr.
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Obituary for Ulysse Gandvier Desportes, Jr.

Ulysse Gandvier Desportes, Jr., 97, of Fishersville, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Shenandoah Nursing Home.

He was born in Winnsboro, SC on April 12, 1920, a son of the late Ulysse, Sr. and Susan (Smith) DesPortes.

Dr. Desportes was a retired Professor of Art at Mary Baldwin College, where he taught from 1962-1987. He had studied at the Sorbonne, University of Paris.

He is survived by a daughter, Laura Desportes Bowman and husband Carl, of Grottoes; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his son Jack DesPortes.

Services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Shenandoah P.O. Box 215 Fishersville, VA 22939.

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64 Sports Medicine Dr
PO Box 215
Fishersville, VA 22939

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