1939 – 2012
Putnam – Joseph Karpenski, 72, died Saturday, January 21, 2012 in UMass University Hospital. Born in Webster, he was the son of the late Peter and Helen (Ambrosevicz) Karpenski.
Mr. Karpenski was a construction worker for Chzaszcz Excavating. Joseph loved water sports including boating, fishing, and swimming. He was an avid New England Sports fan.
Joseph is survived by his sisters, Bernice Ravenelle of N. Grosvenordale, and Helen Richards of Chicopee, MA. He was the long time companion of the late Eileen Lavasseur. He was predeceased by his brother, the late William Karpenski; his sisters, the late Jenny Bodnar, Anna Szarkowicz, and Theresa Beaudet; and his best friend, the late Stanley Chzaszcz.
Friends and relatives are invited to visit with Joseph’s family on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm in St. Joseph Church, 20 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com