Joseph S. Stemporzewski
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of Lowell, UPS retiree, Air Force Vet; 78
LOWELL, MA -- Joseph S. Stemporzewski, 78, died Friday, January 4th, 2013, at D'Youville Manor Senior Care Center, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was the beloved husband of Marie (Brennan) Stemporzewski for 56 years.
Joseph was born in Lowell, MA on May 4, 1934, son of the late Antonina (Gawlik) and Alexander Stemporzewski. He was educated in Lowell and a graduate of Lowell High School.
In 1952, Joseph joined the U.S. Air Force and served his country proudly until being honorably discharged in 1956.
Joseph worked as a UPS driver for 41 years, a job that he loved and took great pride in. While there, he received numerous awards and recognition.
Joseph enjoyed playing horse shoes and ping pong and taking yearly trips with his wife to Las Vegas. He was a car enthusiast, and an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots.
His biggest joy came from his family. He was a devoted family man and his family meant the world to him. He will be deeply missed.
Along with his wife, Marie, Joseph is survived by his four children, Linda Hogan and her companion, Ronald Couillard of Dracut, Joseph Stemporzewski Jr. and his companion, Brenda Allison of Lowell, Karen Mann and her husband, Shawn of Pelham, NH, and Stephanie Halko and her husband, Jeffrey of Londonderry, NH; six grandchildren, Cara Cronier, Michelle Brown, Alicia and Benjamin Mann, and Nicholas and Nathan Halko; and his two cherished great-grandchildren, Chloe Caron and Kaylee Poole. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Roger Lecuyer; and his sisters-in-law, Rita Stemporzewski and Annebelle Mello; as well as several nieces and nephews; and a special cousin, Sheila Francouer.
He was predeceased by his brothers, John and Henry Stempo, and Frank Stemporzewski, as well as his sisters, Alice Lecuyer and Theresa Wroblewski.
STEMPORZEWSKI -- Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects from 3-7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8th at the DRACUT FUNERAL HOME, 2159 Lakeview Ave., DRACUT. His funeral will take place from the funeral home at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning, with his funeral Mass to follow at 10 a.m. at The Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity in Lowell. Burial will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery. For directions or to leave an online condolence, story or message, please visit www.dracutfuneralhome.com
Dracut Funeral Home
2159 Lakeview Avenue
Dracut, MA 01826
Published in Lowell Sun on Jan. 6, 2013