1983 – 2008
Woodstock – Christopher “Chrispy” Staplins, 25, of Route 198, Woodstock, died Wednesday, June 11, 2008 in Woodstock. He was the fiancé of Melanie Johnson with whom he lived. Born in Putnam, he was the beloved son of James Staplins and the late Paula (Collette) Etchells and the stepson of Darlene (Mrozinski) Staplins.
Mr. Staplins was a 2001 graduate of Ellis Technical School and had worked as an electrician for Johnson Electric since 2000.
Christopher had a love of Motorcycles and was a member of the New England Trail Riders Association, American Motorcycle Association, and Hoot Owl Scramblers. He was an avid hunter and fisherman
Besides his parents and fiancé, Christopher is survived by a brother, Eric Staplins of Pomfret; his in-laws, Paul and Joanne Johnson, their son Adam and daughter Amy, of Pomfret; two close friends, Justin and Ryan Sherman, both of Woodstock; grandparents James and Adel Staplins of Putnam and Jean Mrozinski of Pomfret; and several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Service for Christopher, Sunday at 1:00pm at The Pomfret Rod and Gun Club, River Road, Pomfret, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christopher Staplins Memorial Fund, c/o The Citizens National Bank, PO Box 6002, Putnam, Ct 06260. Arrangements by the Gilman Funeral Home.