Born in Boston, a son of James and Karla (Goetcheus) Kupec of Naples, Fla., Chris was a self-employed carpenter. He was an accomplished sailor, avid bowler and enthusiastic gardener. He was a member of the Bristol Elks Lodge 1860. Chris was well known in the community for his carpentry skills, especially his talent with historic restoration. Reliable and always young at heart, Chris was well-respected and loved by all who knew him.
Besides his wife and parents, he leaves his daughter, Caitlin of Bristol; his son, Lawrence of Providence; his grandsons, Ethan and Logan; his brother, David (Carol) of Santa Clara, Calif.; and his sister, Kendra (John) Malloy of Miami, Fla. He also leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces.
Arrangements are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, where the family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, August 2. A Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 3, in the funeral home. Burial is private. See Wjsmithfh.com
Due to family allergies, please refrain from wearing perfumes and colognes.