Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home
490 Voluntown Rd
Jewett City, CT 06351
(860) 376-9715

Blanche A. Toper

1916 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Blanche A. Toper Obituary
Blanche A. Toper Nov. 27, 1916 - May 11, 2014 JEWETT CITY - Blanche A. Toper, 97, formerly of Lenox Ave passed away on May 11, 2014 at the Greentree Manor in Waterford. She was born November 27, 1916 in East Hampton, MA daughter to the late William and Frances Grabowski. At a young age Blanche and her family moved to Jewett City where she met her husband Michael Toper. Blanche and Michael were married September 3, 1938 in St. Mary's Church in Jewett City. They were married for 62 years before Michael passed away in 2001. Blanche attended local schools and was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and a member of the St. Mary's Rosary Society for many years. Blanche worked at the Aspinook Mills and Plastic Wire and Cable in Jewett City. She was a member of the Griswold Senior Center where she loved playing cards and bingo with her many friends. She spent many hours crafting and working in her garden. But most of all she loved spending time with her family. She is survived by brothers Chester Grabowski of Lisbon and William (BG) Grabowski of Canterbury; her daughter Cynthia Matson and son in law T. Erick Matson of North Carolina; her son Michael Toper, Jr. and daughter in law Barbara Toper of Plainfield; grandchildren Laura Matson, Vicki Hoots and her husband Kenneth all of North Carolina; Rebecca Filosi and her husband Daniel of East Lyme, and Brian Toper of Jewett City, great grandchildren Aaron and Mason Kropp of North Carolina and Kaylie and Taylor Filosi of East Lyme. Besides her husband and parents she was predeceased by her sisters Minnie Slonski and Stella Pulaski, and a brother Stanley Grabowski. The family's deepest appreciation goes to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Greentree Manor for their many years of loving care and friendship. They would also like to thank the staff of Masonicare. A calling hour will be held Friday from 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. at the Gagne Piechowski Funeral Home 490 Voluntown Road Jewett City, CT. There will be a funeral service to follow at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. For online condolences please go to In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Blanche's memory to the 2075 Silas Deane Hwy Ste 100 Rocky Hill, CT 06075 or the Griswold Senior Center 22 Soule Street Jewett City, CT 06351.
Published in Norwich Bulletin on May 14, 2014
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