Katrina M. "Katie" Kupec was born in Hartford on August 2, 1983 and graduated from Ellington High School in 2001. Katie was a U.S. Army Veteran and proudly served her country during the Iraq Conflict as a member of the 110 Military Police Company.
Following her honorable discharge from the Army, she received her Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Central Connecticut State University.
One of the most important aspects of Katie's life was her love of family and with the arrival of her daughter, Alexandra Rose "Ali" Kupec; she chose to focus her life on raising her beautiful daughter.
She enjoyed country music and attending concerts with her friends. She held close to her heart the traditions and values of the Kupec family and was proud to be a part of it. Katie's life was truly defined by family, friendship and compassion for others, service to her country, the stability of tradition and her immeasurable love for Ali.
Katie was a compassionate soul who continued to touch many lives with her gift of organ donation.