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Louis J. Krupanski

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.


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