Edward Lewis Lupinek, long time resident of East Haddam, CT and most recently of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away September 14 at the age of 80, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
He was born July 2, 1933 in Middletown, CT the son of Lewis Lupinek and Eloise Greco.
In 1956, after serving his country in the U.S. Army, Edward founded Eddie’s Auto Body in East Haddam, where his son continues his legacy.
He enjoyed being a member of the East Haddam Rotary Club, where he received an award for 25 years perfect attendance.
Edward was also a 50-year member of the American Legion and he served as Captain of the East Haddam Fire Department where he volunteered for 25 years.
Edward was an avid boater and fisherman. He commercially fished for shad on the Connecticut River and as a Sea Captain, he chartered many salt water fishing expeditions. His favorite pastime was fishing and crabbing with his family and friends and he loved taking extended vacations on the boat.
Edward leaves behind his wife Audrey (Downing) Lupinek, his daughter Gwen with her two sons Robert and Steven; his son Edward (Pepe) and grandson Josh.
He also leaves his step-son Christopher Downing and step-daughter Cindy Short; grandchildren Brian, Steven, Richard and Christine.
He also leaves his dear sister, Helene Ferrari, along with half-brothers and sisters Robert, Lorraine, Thomas, Daniel, Peter, James and Lewis Lupinek.
Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service and reception at the East Haddam American Legion Hall on Friday, Sept. 27 between the hours of 5 and 9 p.m. A private burial ceremony will be held at the Fountain Hill Cemetery in Deep River, CT.
Posted September 25, 2013
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