Julia Kurpiel

Julia C. Kurpiel

1930-2012 Mrs. Julia C. (Kulpa) Kurpiel, 82, formerly of 22 Grant St. Adams, died early Saturday morning, October 20, 2012, at Noble Hospital in Westfield, Mass.

She was born in Adams on October 6, 1930, a daughter of the late Martin and Julia (Zala) Kulpa. She attended Adams schools, and graduated from the former Adams High School with the Class of 1948.

Mrs. Kurpiel worked in the office at the former W.R. Grace Co. and its predecessor, Dewey & Almy Corp. in Adams, for 41 years, until retiring in 1988.

She was a communicant of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Adams, and a former member of the Adams Senior Citizens. She enjoyed playing Bingo, reading, baking, sewing, and taking trips to the casinos.

Her husband, Frank E. Kurpiel, whom she married on June 10, 1950, died on April 6, 1999.

She is survived by a son, Michael Kurpiel and his wife, Jean, of Stamford, Vt.; Two daughters, Patricia Balise and her husband, Thomas, of Westfield; and Laurie Bartlett and her husband, Keith, of Sherborn, Mass.; a brother, Edward Kulpa, of Adams; a sister, Frances Charbonneau of Walnut Creek, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Christa Marsh and her husband, Christopher; Michael Kurpiel, Jr. and his wife, Amanda; Scott, Julie and Brian Balise; and Jeffrey and James Bartlett; four great grandchildren, Taylor Lavanway, Lane Kurpiel, and Carson and Catryna Marsh; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 24th, at 9 a.m. from the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St. Adams, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Adams, celebrated by Rev. Daniel J. Boyle, Pastor of the Parish of Blessed John Paul.

Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery, Adams.

Calling hours are Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Dana Farber Marathon Challenge, in which her granddaughter will be a participant; or to the , through the funeral home.

This obituary was originally published in the North Adams Transcript.

Published online on Oct. 22, 2012 courtesy of North Adams Transcript.