Joanne (Belanger) Chlupsa, 80, loving wife of Joseph F. Chlupsa for 52 years passed away from the complications of congenital heart disease and dementia on Friday, Feb. 7. She was born on January 10, 1940 and was raised in Wethersfield. She was the daughter of the late Cyril D. and Yvonne Melanson Belanger and had lived in Manchester. She graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy, St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing and attended the University of Hartford.
She was a communicant of St. Bridget Church and belonged to their Hope For Haiti sewing ministry and also to a Small Christian Community where she enjoyed the company of wonderful friends. She was also a member of the Alumni Association of St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing and the Women's Auxiliary of St. Francis Hospital and was a volunteer with the American Red Cross Bloodmobile and was a blood donor. She enjoyed skiing, sailing, hiking, canoeing and swimming. Besides her husband she is survived by her devoted children: son Thomas J. Chlupsa of Hebron, daughter and son in law Laura M. and Andrew M. Boris and her precious grandson Adam Joseph Boris of Wappingers Falls, N.Y. She also leaves her loving sister Yvonne M. Belanger of Glastonbury and a brother in law John E. Chlupsa of New London, many cousins and friends including two longtime wonderful friends Rita Possell and Linda Parkany.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. at St. Bridget Church, 80 Main St., Manchester, followed by burial in St. Bridget Cemetery. Family and friends may call on Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 West Center Street, Manchester. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Office of Radio and Television, Archdiocese of Hartford, 15 Peach Orchard Road., Prospect, CT 06712. For online condolences, please visit www.tierneyfuneralhome.com.