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Seraphin S. Krupa

November 23, 1923 - July 13, 2016

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date July 18, 2016

Seraphin “Serf” S. Krupa, 92, a longtime resident of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Birch Gardens for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Chicopee. Born November 23, 1923 and raised in Chicopee, he was the son of the late Stanley and Mary (Cichonski) Krupa. He was a graduate of Chicopee High School and American International College, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.

Serf was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the Aleutian Islands as a Radio Operator, operating fixed station radio transmitting and receiving equipment using Morse Code. He was employed by the Moore Drop Forging Co. /Easco Corp., where he worked for thirty one years and retired as Administrator of Industrial Relations. Serf was a skilled and competitive golfer, as well as an accomplished billiards player and enjoyed spending the winters at Vero Beach, Fl. Everyone in the family looked forward to the great Christmas parties that he and his wife hosted each year. Serf was a communicant of the Basilica of St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr and a life member of the Chicopee Lodge of Elks 1849.

He was predeceased by his first wife of forty one years, Mary S. (Kraus) Krupa, who died in 1990 and his second wife of nineteen years, Cecelia R. (Cyran) Sullivan Krupa, who died in 2012. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Joseph of Chicopee, Stephen of McKinney, TX and Ted of West Springfield, his sisters, Veronica Francesconi and Charlotte Kraus, both of Springfield and Alice Laliberte of Chicopee.

Serf leaves his brothers, Eugene of Hampden, Stanley and Edward of Chicopee and his sisters, Mary Burton of Springfield and Helen Hartnett of Chicopee, as well as many nieces and nephews. Serf’s family would like to thank the staff at Birch Gardens for their kind and compassionate care of Serf during his stay at the facility.

Serf’s funeral will be held on Monday, July 18, 2016 from the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 69 East St. in Chicopee Falls at 9 am, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in the Basilica of St. Stanislaus at 10 am. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Calling hours are on Sunday from 4 to 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Serf’s name to the charity of one’s choice.