2016-06-22 / Obituaries

Hazel Filupeit

Hazel Marie (Conklin) Filupeit, 91, of Hampton, CT passed away on May 31, 2016 at home, as was her wish. In attendance was her son, Charles B. Filupeit.

Hazel was born on June 25, 1924 in Shavertown to Benjamin and Margaret (Davis) Conklin.

Hazel married her soul mate, Oscar W. Filupeit on May 6, 1945 in New Kingston and together they raised five children in both New York and Hampton, CT.

Hazel was a “Farmwife”, that is, she kept a home, raised a family, and assisted on the family dairy farm where necessary. She was also an avid gardener, growing both vegetables and flowers. Hazel was very active in the Hampton Congregational Church and a member of the Ladies Aid Society for many years. When reflecting some years ago she said that her greatest accomplishment was her five children.

Hazel was predeceased by her husband, Oscar, his brother, Albert, and all of her siblings.

She is survived by her children, Caroline E. Hayes, Susan M. Filupeit, Luanne E. Filupeit, Walter F. Filupeit, and Charles B. Filupeit and a brother and sister-inlaw, Arthur and Hazel Filupeit of Margaretville and a sister-inlaw, Gertude Filupeit of Cheyenne, WY. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Marie E. (Hayes) Baldwin, and Allene B. Hayes, great-grandchildren Eli O. Baldwin, Emma J. Baldwin, Colin T. Baldwin, James C. Schneider, and Thomas L. Schneider.

Calling hours were held on Sunday, June 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Potter Funeral Home, 456 Jackson St. (Rte. 195) Willimantic, CT.

A memorial service was held Monday, June 6 at 10 a.m. at the Hampton Congregational Church, 263 Main St., Hampton, CT.

Burial and a reception followed at the Hampton North Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the memory of Hazel, to the Ladies Aid Society, Hampton Congregational Church.

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