Richard A “Dickie” Chupka

Born: Sat., Dec. 13, 1958
Died: Thu., Apr. 25, 2019


1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 28, 2019
Location: Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Mon., Apr. 29, 2019
Location: St. Patricks C hurch

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Whitinsvile- Richard A. “Dickie” Chupka, 60, passed away on Thurs. April 25, 2019 at Milford Hospital after a period of declining health. Dickie had lived at the Alternative’s/ Open Sky apartments in Whitinsville the past 15 years.
He leaves his 3 siblings, Catherine A. Carleton and her husband Chuck of Lansdale, PA, David A. Chupka and his wife Susan of Douglas, and Daniel A. Chupka and his wife Christine of Charlton; 3 nephews, Alex, Nicholas, and Zac; 4 nieces, Madeline, Louisa, Haley and Kylie; his aunt, Caroline Prince and her husband Roger of Franklin; several cousins, as well as his many friends and caregivers in the Open Sky community who had been so good to him throughout his life.
      Born in Worcester,  MA on December 13, 1958, he was son of the late Allan and Madeline (Vecchione) Chupka.  Dickie was a lifelong Red Sox and Patriots fan, and loved watching baseball games at Fenway Park. He was a Sesame Street aficionado, loved Papa Gino’s, Table Talk Pies, and Mountain Dew. He rarely missed watching his favorite game show Wheel of Fortune and loved being with his family and visiting his many friends. He had an electric personality that made him a crowd favorite wherever he was. Known for his infectious smile and enthusiastic greetings, he was the embodiment of genuine love and happiness. 
      His family would like to extend a special thank you to all of the many doctors, nurses, and staff in the ICU at Milford Hospital for their impeccable care and compassion shown to Dickie over the past 2 weeks. They would also like to thank the staff and residents at Open Sky for their tremendous love and support over the years. They really helped Dickie live a wonderful and happy life.
      His funeral Mass will be held ‪on Mon. April 29 at 10 AM‬ in St. Patrick’s Church, ‪1 Cross St.‬, Whitinsville. Burial will follow in St. Denis Cemetery in Douglas. Calling hours at Jackman Funeral Home, ‪12 Spring St.‬, Whitinsville will be ‪Sun. April 28 from 1-4 PM‬. In lieu of flowers donations in Dickie’s memory may be made to: Open Sky Community Services, ‪4 Main St., Worcester, Ma 10602, ‬
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John Genatossio
   Posted Thu April 25, 2019
Dickie was a true icon.
He will be greatly missed.
His spirit will live on and I have some great memories of him.
My heart goes out to you guys and you are in my prayers.


Patricia Francis
   Posted Thu April 25, 2019
Dear Catherine, David, Daniel and families, Please accept my deepest sympathy on Dickie's passing. He was a special soul now resting in peace with your parents. May you find comfort in knowing that you all were there for him everyday of his life and may these memories bring you peace. Blessings, Pat Francis

Xana de Melo-Shay
   Posted Thu April 25, 2019
Dickie was great to be around the couple times we all got together. I'm so sorry for this loss, sending all my love and thoughts to everyone in the family.

Dave Prince
   Posted Fri April 26, 2019
Dear Chupka and Vecchione Families,

We are sorry for the loss of Dickie. We were lucky enough to know him from toddler through adulthood. You have certainly made Dickie's life one of love and happiness. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Alice and Dave Prince

don frabotta
   Posted Fri April 26, 2019
I really didn't KNOW Mr. Chupka, but was the recipient several times of his vibrant greetings at several functions at Alternatives in Whitinsville. He was always a stand out and truly a wonderful soul. Lucky are those who baked in his glow.
My condolences to the family.

Lynne Robbins
   Posted Fri April 26, 2019
I have many memories of Dickie and when I think of our Assumption friend group, he certainly was a member. I am so sad for your loss. Your family has been always so loving and supportive of each other and I know Dickie will be greatly missed. I hold you in my heart and I hope I can travel to see you for the services. xo

Frank Saster
   Posted Sat April 27, 2019
David Chupka and the Chupka family

Sorry to hear about your brother Dickie. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Nancy Vincent
   Posted Sun April 28, 2019
David, Sue and Family,
I am saddened of the passing of your beloved, brother, Dickie. I always enjoyed when you would share fun times you had with him. Your family loved him so. Rest in peace, dear Dickie.

Esther Zinkus
   Posted Sun April 28, 2019
Cathy and Siblings,
Our heartfelt sympathy to you in the loss of your loving brother Dickie. Many years ago I remember watching Jeopardy when you visited Randy in our home with Dickie and oh how he loved that program and the opening song. Until today
when we watch Jeopardy Dickie frequently comes to mind and we remember
his joy for yet another of his favorite shows. We have since named "the song" as
Dickie's song. Rest In Peace Dickie! Esther and Bob Zinkus

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