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Eda C. McNamara Pupo 1914-2011 PITTSFIELD Eda C. McNamara Pupo, 97, of 20 Dexter Street, Pittsfield, died Thursday, January 12, 2012, at Berkshire Medical Center. Born in Richmond on December 7, 1914, a daughter of Archie and Emma Vergot Jacobs, she was educated in Richmond and Pittsfield schools and was a 1933 graduate of Pittsfield High School and the former Berkshire Business College. Mrs. Pupo had been employed at the Pittsfield Cooperative Bank for 27 years retiring in 1976. She had also worked at the Bell Shop and at Boston Auto Gage both formerly of Pittsfield. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. She was a member of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. She made mittens and enjoyed knitting, and for many years, also made baptismal gowns. She had been featured in The Pittsfield Gazette as a "Most Valuable Pittsfielder". She was an avid Boston Red Sox fan who also enjoyed bowling, playing cards at the Senior Center, traveling to Ireland, Italy, and throughout Europe, and taking exercise classes. Her first husband, Arthur McNamara, whom she married November 5, 1936, died in 1959. Her second husband, Samuel Pupo, whom she married in 1967, died in 1980. Mrs. Pupo is survived by three daughters, Irene Dellea, Elaine Rocheleau and her husband, Paul, and Ann Archey; five grandchildren, Dawn Dellea, Joseph Rocheleau, Jennifer Rocheleau, Karen Archey, and Kathlene Archey-Kerwood; and five great grandchildren, Audrey Rocheleau, Joseph Rocheleau, Michael Kerwood, Nicholas Kerwood, and Kristina Kerwood. She was pre-deceased by a brother, Camillo Jacobs and two sisters, Josephine Martinez and Lucy Sliva. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Eda C. McNamara Pupo will be held Tuesday, January 17, at 9:15 a.m. from DERY FUNERAL HOME with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., at Sacred Heart Church celebrated by Rev. James K. Joyce, Pastor. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours will be begin at 8:45 a.m on Tuesday at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Pupo may be made to the Sacred Heart Capital Fund Drive in care of the Funeral Home, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 14, 2012
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