PROSEPCT — Mark C. Lapinski, 65, beloved husband of Elizabeth Kreczko Lapinski, of Prospect, died peacefully on July 15, 2018 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by family. Born in Warsaw, Poland on Jan. 6, 1953, he was the son of the late Jan and “Lila” Klara Kolodzieczyk Lapinski.
Mr. Lapinski immigrated to the U.S. in 1966 and settled with his family in Bridgeport. He was a proud U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. Mr. Lapinski was a graduate of Norwalk Technical College where he earned an associate’s degree in electrical engineering and worked as a quality assurance technician for Sikorsky Aircraft for 38 years, until the time of his retirement in 2016.
A Prospect resident since 1981, he enjoyed working on classic cars, especially his 1968 Mustang, tinkering with electronics and computers, but above of all, he was an award winning billiards player, competing in local tournaments and billiard circuits, bringing home countless trophies. His passion was his family, always providing their every need and always willing to sacrifice his own needs for others.
In addition to his beloved wife of 44 years, he is survived by his devoted children of which he was so proud, Monica Donnelly and her husband, Joseph, of Louisiana, Joshua Lapinski and his fiance, Natalie Ann Thomas, of Beacon Falls, and Daniel Lapinski and his fiance, Lauren Hill, of Beacon Falls; sister, Hanna Adamska of Arizona; a cherished granddaughter, Ella Zina Lapinski of Beacon Falls; nephew, Christopher Luczkow and his wife, Robyn, of California; nieces, Ewa Seibel of Arizona and Urszula Bradley and her husband, Jeremy, of Arizona; as well as several other nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by a brother, Zbigniew Lapinski.
A Mass of Christian Burial (meeting directly at church) will be celebrated on Monday, July 23, 2018, at 10 a.m. in St. Michael Church, 75 Derby Ave., Derby. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Michael Cemetery, Derby. Family and friends may call at the Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Ave., Ansonia, on Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Michael Church, 75 Derby Ave., Derby, CT 06418.
Online condolences may be made at www.wakeleememorial.com.