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David J Tupaj
08/29/1940 - 06/13/2021
Obituary For David J Tupaj
David J. Tupaj, 80, of Putnam, CT, passed away, Sunday, June 13, 2021, at home surrounded by family.
He was the husband of Alice (Landry) Tupaj for 60 years. They were married on September 3, 1960 at St Jean the Baptist Church, Warren, RI. After moving to Putnam they became members of St Mary of the Visitation in Putnam, CT.
Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Stanley and Mildred (Bullock) Tupaj.
Mr. Tupaj was the owner of Dave’s Haul Away in Warren. He had also worked at Luther’s Repair Shop in Warren and the East Bay Mental Health Clinic for 20 years in maintenance as well as a forklift operator for Almacs for 10 years. He enjoyed yard sales and working on projects in his yard. He was a member of the IOOB and also the Jacques Cartier Club. He loved going to the ocean to feed the seagulls and watch the waves with his son David and Nick.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a son Greg Tupaj and his wife Lori of San Diego, CA, a daughter, Sandra Lozeau and her husband Tom of Putnam, CT, a brother, Daniel Tupaj of Woonsocket, RI, a sister, Barbara Olean of Oregon, and one grandson Nicholas Cardente of Bristol, RI.
He was the father of the late David Tupaj and brother of the late Stanley “Hawk” Tupaj and Jasper “Bill” Tupaj.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 9:00 AM from Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM in St. Mary of the Bay Church, 645 Main Street, Warren.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, from 3-7 PM in Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd., Warren.
Burial will be private.
Information/On-Line condolences please visit- www.wjsmithfh.com
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