Raymond S. Chrzan

September 10, 1941 - December 22, 2022
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Raymond S. Chrzan, 81, of Ludlow, entered eternal peace on Thursday, December 22, 2022.  He was the son of the late Stanley and Clara (Dziura) Chrzan.  Born in Ludlow, he was a 1959 graduate of Cathedral High School.  He furthered his education at St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia and St. John Fisher College. Ray proudly served his country during the Vietnam War as a member of the U.S. Army.  He was a member of the DAV Santucci Chapter 208 Rochester, NY, VFW, Past Commander of the American Legion Flower City Post 180, a member of the Vietnam Vets of America Post 111.  Returning to Ludlow, he was a member of the PAV of Wilbraham, Christ the King Parish Men’s Guild, choir and trivia group, a pastime he enjoyed.

Ray leaves his brother Richard Chrzan and his wife Eileen of Enfield, CT; his nephew Kevin Chrzan and his niece Lori Thompson, both of Enfield, CT.  He also leaves great-niece and great-nephews Marina, Kyle and Cameron Thompson, along with his cousins Paul Chrzan and, John Struziak of Ludlow and Ronald Struziak of  Longmeadow.

Ray’s family would like to thank the staff at the Damour Cancer Center, Dr. Tsui, Dr. Kyle and the VA for all of their care and support.

Visiting hours for Ray will be Friday, December 30, 2022 from 9:00-10:30 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St., Ludlow, MA followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in St. Elizabeth’s Parish. Rites of Committal with Military Honors will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Bondsville, MA.  Donations in Ray’s memory may be made to Christ the King Church, 41 Warsaw Ave, Ludlow, MA 01056 or St. Elizabeth’s Parish, 181 Hubbard St. Ludlow, MA 01056.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, December 30, 2022

Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home


64 Sewall Street
Ludlow, MA 01056

Service Information

Date: Friday, December 30, 2022

Time: 11:00 am

Catholic Community of Saint Elizabeth


181 Hubbard Street, Ludlow, MA, 1056

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, December 30, 2022

Time: 12:15 pm

Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery


Fuller Rd
Bondsville, MA 1069

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Donation Information

Donations in Ray’s memory may be made to Christ the King Church, 41 Warsaw Ave, Ludlow, MA 01056 or St. Elizabeth’s Parish, 181 Hubbard St. Ludlow, MA 01056.


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Born: September 10, 1941
Died: December 22, 2022

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James & Celeste A. Chenier posted on 1/4/23

To his brother, Richard, and family members, We are so sorry for your loss of a long-time friend of ours. I had a lot of good times with Ray. He was a kind-hearted man who lived a simple life. I remember once a friend and I were eating at Evan's Egg House and he asked to join us. "Of course, I said" as I knew how much he loved company and the conversation that came with it. Ray insisted on paying for our lunch and I was touched by his gesture. But that was a Ray! My friend was in awe of him as he had only met her there for the first time. I would have to call him and tell him NOT to have a lot for lunch if he was going to attend our spaghetti dinner. Sometimes he forgot though. I will miss those conversations that I had many years ago with him in the garage at his Ludlow home. He would always have 2 lawn chairs set up and he would watch me walk into the Rectory, then wait. When I came out, he would wave and that was his way of indicating that he wanted me to sit in that 2nd chair. I love you, Ray. May you rest in Peace in no pain. We will meet up again and I will be looking for my chair!