Frank J. ChaplaDecember 06,2012Frank J. Chapla
WEST RUTLAND — Frank J. Chapla, 89, of West Rutland, died Wednesday morning, December 5, 2012, at The Pines at Rutland, after a long illness.
He was born in West Rutland September 11, 1923, the son of Stanley and Josephine (Wasik) Czapla.
He was a 1941 graduate of West Rutland High School.
Frank was a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.
He worked in the tool industry in the state of Illinois before retiring to West Rutland.
Surviving are two brothers, John (Anna) Czapla of Rutland and Henry (Jackie) Chapla of New Providence, N.J.; four sisters, Helen (Paul) Colananni of Medway, Mass., Mary (Fred) Hoffman of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., Josephine F. Chapla of West Rutland and Sophie Chapla of Pittsford; nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents and by a brother, Louis S. Czapla.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in West Rutland. Officiating will be Rev. Vincent Coppola, pastor.
Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
There are no visiting hours.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mullin-Clifford Funeral Home in West Rutland.
In gratitude to The Pines for their kind care, memorial contributions for Frank may be sent to The Pines at Rutland, c/o The 4th Floor Staff, 99 Allen St., Rutland, VT 05701.
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