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Founder of the Lupa Zoo, Henry Lupa has Died

(Family Photo)

(Family Photo)

LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB) — The man who opened up the Lupa Zoo in Ludlow almost 20 years ago has died following a long illness.

Henry Lupa passed away on Monday, he was 66-years-old.

He was born in Poland and later immigrated to the United States in 1965.  Henry lived in Ludlow for nearly 50 years and in 2009 received the Citizen of the Year award.

Back in 1996 Henry opened up the Lupa Zoo which is located at 62 Nash Hill Road.  It’s a place that serves as both a conservation and educational institution.

Funeral services for Henry Lupa will be held this Friday, June 21, at 9:00 a.m. at Nowak Funeral & Cremation Services and proceeding to Christ the King Church for a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Aloysius Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, June 20, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to Christ the King Church Adoration Chapel Building Fund, 41 Warsaw Ave., Ludlow MA 01056.

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