David B. Krupa


David Bernard Krupa 55, a resident of Providence, passed away at Rhode Island Hospital from sepsis and COVID-related cardiac arrest.

Born on December 9, 1966, David was the son of the late John J. and Bettie M. (Sawin) Krupa. After graduating from Cranston East High School in 1984, David attended Rhode Island College and graduated with his BS in Business. David lived in Rhode Island for most of his life except for a brief couple of years in Utah and one year at college in Rexburg, Idaho.

David was predeceased by his sisters Karen L. Krupa, Marilyn McKenna, his mother Bettie M. (Sawin) Krupa, his father John J. Krupa, and nephew Nick Krupa Annicelli . He is survived by his triplet siblings Robert J. Krupa and Suzanne Krupa of Utah and his brothers John J. Krupa Jr, and Michael R. McKenna. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews Trent J. Krupa, Crystal Krupa Cubilla, Christian Gray, Megan Gray, Robert "Bob", Ryan, and Kayla Krupa and his sister-in-law Alexandra (Souza) Krupa.

David was affectionately known as ‘Fit’, a nickname given to him by his brother John decades ago. He was a lovable and affectionate guy, always giving multiple hugs to family and friends as an expression of his appreciation and warmth. Everyone loved his friendly and engaging personality. He loved talking to all people and his goodness resonated, even with strangers. David was a salesman and negotiator in his working years, proactively driven to accomplish his goals and ‘close deals’. He opened a small used car dealership for a couple of years around 1990 and helped many lower income people find good cars at affordable prices. He was also a top salesperson at a former home goods retailer in Warwick during the 80’s. David was a caretaker to his father who had medical issues that limited his mobility. He took him to restaurants, spent countless hours with him at home, and visited him every day during his final years in a nursing home. He was a kindhearted soul who would go out of his way to help anyone and was grateful for the little things in life. He focused on what he could do, not on his limitations or the behaviors of other people. His infectious laugh, warm heart, humor, and big hugs will be sorely missed.

A Celebration of his Life with family and friends will be planned for a future date.


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