Louis J. Krupanski, 88, passed away on
Monday, April 19, 2010, at Addison Gilbert Hospital.
Born in Norwalk, Connecticut on April
6, 1922, he was the son of the late John and Frances (Yablonsky)
Krupanski. He grew up in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey and attended the
local school system. From the 1930ís through World War II, he served
in the United States Coast Guard, the US Merchant Marine and the
Army. While in the Army, he fought in the European conflict with
General Pattonís 3rd Army, driving a tank.
He was honorably discharged in 1945
and a year later married the love of his life, Sophie Watroba. They
settled in Ipswich, where they raised their family. He became a well
known and skilled carpenter until his retirement in 1982. He
continued to reside in Ipswich, in the home that he built, until
2008 when he needed professional medical care and assistance and
moved to the Golden Living Center in Gloucester, where he resided
until his death.
He loved to sing and play the piano.
He was a member of the Ipswich Menís Singing Club and the Silver
Strands, entertaining many around the North Shore. In fact, he gave
daily concerts to his friends and staff at Golden Living and they
will miss him.
In addition to his wife of 62 years,
he is survived by four children, Susan Krupanski of Gloucester,
James Krupanski and his wife Renay of Newburyport, Patricia Powell
of Exeter, NH and Anne Silva of Amesbury; his sister Rose Himmenger
of Florida; eight grandchildren, Alex, Margaret and Michael
Krupanski; John, Matthew and Jayson Powell, and James and Lindsey
Silva; two great grandchildren, Holden and Brennan Powell; and his
granddog, Charlie, who visited him every Sunday at the Golden Living
Center and brought lots of smiles and happiness to all. He was
predeceased by his brother, Frank Krupanski, of New Jersey
His funeral service will be held
Friday 10 am in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street,
Ipswich, followed by interment with military honors in the Cowles
Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends respectfully
welcomed. Visiting hours are Thursday 5 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions in his name may be made to Disabled American
Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.