May 21, 1932 - August 20, 2021
Burial Date: August 28, 2021
Edward Robert Krupa, 89, of Chicopee, passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Ed was born on May 21, 1932 in Chicopee and was the son of the late Stanley and Anna (Kokoszka) Krupa. He was a communicant of the Basilica of St. Stanislaus and a graduate of Chicopee High School. He was a City of Chicopee Firefighter for 34 years. Ed served his country in the Air Force and retired after 39 years as a Senior Master Chief of the Air National Guard at Barnes Air Base in Westfield. He enjoyed gardening, taking long walks, and was an avid follower of college basketball, but his greatest love was his family.
Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his siblings, Joseph Krupa, Veronica Francesconi, Stephen Krupa, Mary Muniak Burton, Charlotte Kraus, Serf Krupa, Alice Laliberte, Eugene Krupa, Stanley Krupa and Ted Krupa. He is survived by his wife of almost sixty six years, Jane H. (Pajak) Krupa; four children, Edward Krupa and his wife, Denise of New Lebanon, NY; Susan Eddy and her husband, Bill of Alexandria, VA; Donna Conroy and her husband, Joseph of Chicopee; and Richard Krupa of Burlington, MA; eight grandchildren – Edward Krupa, Andrew Krupa, Robin Amato, Wyatt BalaEddy, Graham Eddy, Nicolette Williams, Courtney Sato, and Joseph Conroy; seven great grandchildren; and his sister, Helen Hartnett of Chicopee.
Ed’s funeral will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021, from the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 69 East St. in Chicopee Falls at 9 am, followed by a 10 am Liturgy of Christian Burial in the Basilica of St. Stanislaus, 566 Front St., Chicopee. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Calling hours are on Friday from 4 to 7 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital, 516 Carew St. Springfield, MA, 01104 or to Tigers AC Youth Program, Montgomery St., Chicopee, MA 01020.