Joseph Skorupa 90, Major Retired, died peacefully at The Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol, Rhode Island on June 29, 2015. Joseph had formerly lived in Cranston, Rhode Island since 1950. He was the husband of Louise (Disano) Skorupa for 65 years. Joseph is survived by his sons Joseph Skorupa Jr. of Milford Massachusetts, Paul M. Skorupa of Exeter, Rhode Island and daughter Susan L. Skorupa of Cranston, Rhode Island. He is also survived by three grandchildren Nathan A. Skorupa of Hopedale, Massachusetts, Danielle Skorupa Brennan of Cranston, Rhode Island, Sheri Skorupa Kelley of Hamden Connecticut and one great granddaughter Annabella May Brennan. Joseph was a graduate of Bryant University in 1951 and entered the Army of the United States on March 11, 1943. He retired on September 20, 1984 from the Special Forces of the Army of the United States. He served in the European Theater in Germany for 3 years. He received the Victory Medal of the Army of Occupation of Germany, European, African and Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbons. His funeral will be held Thursday July 2, 2015 at 11:00am in The Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter Rhode Island. In lieu of flowers donations in Joseph's memory may be made to the Homeless Veterans Program (VTSP) C/O Voluntary Service Providence VA Medical Center 830 Chalkstone Avenue Providence, RI 02908.
Cheryle Short - 07/01/2015
Sue and Family,
I am very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing.
Joseph Galoski - 07/01/2015
To Auntie Louise, Cousins Joe, Paul and Sue,
My apologies for not being able to make the trip all the way from Cambodia to say goodbye to my favorite uncle. He was truly one of a kind and I have many fond memories of his antics and unique sense of humor while growing up. He lived his life the way he wanted and I really admire him for that. God bless Uncle Joe.
jackie and david hersey - 07/01/2015
Dear Louise, Sue and family,
We're so sorry to hear of Mr. Skorupa's passing. You were blessed to have him for such a long time, and now, you have your memoriesof him for the rest of your life. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Cathy Allen-Lamb - 07/01/2015
Dear Susan, my deepest sympathies to you and your entire family. May wonderful memories, help to heal your hearts.
toney Skorupa Famioy - 07/22/2015
So sorry for your loss he was a funny man and only got to meet him once but heard lots of talk about him. The family in Norton Virginia send our regretts