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Official Obituary of

Liefia "Lee" P. (Kruger) Laptas

September 12, 1925 ~ March 6, 2024 (age 98) 98 Years Old
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Liefia "Lee" Laptas Obituary

Liefia “Lee” Pauline (Kruger) Laptas passed away on March 6, 2024. She was born on September 12, 1925 in Holyoke, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Henry and Clara (Welk) Kruger. Liefia was a lifelong resident of Holyoke; she attended the former Ingleside and Morgan Elementary Schools, graduated from Holyoke High School, Class of 1943, and graduated from Bay Path College. Upon graduation, she was employed by several local businesses in finance as a bookkeeper. Lee married her husband, Stanley M. Laptas, in 1948. Together they partnered as co-owners of the family-owned business “Kay’s Pastry Shop” on Lyman Street for over four decades until Stanley’s death in 1984. She continued in the family baking business with her son, James, for an additional two decades. Liefia was active in the community as a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, and Boy Scouts as a “Cub Scout Den Mother.” She was a loving and dedicated wife to Stanley and mother to her seven children. Liefia was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley; daughter, Lynn; son, James, and great-grandson, Blake. She is survived by her sons, Michael, Robert, William, and Edward; daughter, Karen; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be held for Liefia on Thursday, March 14th from 11:15 am to 1:15 pm at the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton Street, followed by a Graveside Service at 1:45 pm at Forestdale Cemetery, Cabot Street, both in Holyoke.

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Calling Hours
March 14, 2024

11:15 AM to 1:15 PM
Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home
2049 Northampton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040

Graveside Service
March 14, 2024

1:45 PM
Forestdale Cemetery
304 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA 01040


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