Funeral services held Wednesday for ‘Harmonica Pete’

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FAIRPORT, N.Y. (WHEC) – A World War II hero turned music star was laid to rest Wednesday morning in Fairport.

Friends and family attended funeral services at Church of the Assumption on East Ave for "Harmonica Pete" DuPre.

DuPre passed away last week at the age of 98.

DuPre became known for playing the national anthem at major sporting events here in Rochester and nationwide.

He served as a medic in the 114th General Hospital Unit while supporting his family after his parents died when he was just 17.