1949 – 2012
Woodstock Valley – Dennis L. Szpyrka, 63, of Rte. 198, also known as “Uncle Den” and “Sparkey”, died Thursday, February 9, 2012 in Day Kimball Hospital. He was the loving husband of Linda (Froehlich) Szpyrka. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Walter and Rita (Michon) Szpyrka.
Mr. Szpyrka was a United States Marine, P.O.W who served his country during Vietnam war. He went on to work as a judicial marshal for the Windham Judicial District. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing cards.
In addition to his wife, Dennis is survived by his brothers, Bruce Szpyrka of Palm Bay, FL, Cyril Szpyrka of Thompson, and Carl Szpyrka of Woodstock; and his sister, Jean Auger of Thompson. He was predeceased by his brothers, the late Ernest Szpyrka, and Keith Szpyrka.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Dennis’s family at 10:00 am on Thursday, February 16, 2012 for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Church, 20 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. Burial will follow in Barlow Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Saint Joseph Church, 20 Main St, North Grosvenordale, or the Bungay Fire Dept., 1256 Rt 171, Woodstock, CT 06281.