Eva Popovich

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  • ""Poppy" was an inspiration to me, a young, 19-year old, new..."
    - Lee Quinlan (Manseau)
  • "As another niece, I am grateful to my cousins and uncle..."
    - Meg Word-Sims
  • "With deepest sympathy during your time of mourning."
    - Newington Memorial Funeral Home
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POPOVICH EVA M. POPOVICH "Poppy" Age 88 Of West Hartford, formerly of Arlington, VA. Beloved sister, aunt, and friend, fell asleep in the Lord, on Saturday, February 14, 2009. She leaves behind her dearly loved brother; Michael Popovich, of West Hartford; brother-in-law Henry Word, and his wife, Ellen, of Asheville, NC; sister-in-law Mary K. Popovich, of Raymond, WA and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was pre-deceased by her brother, George Popovich and her sisters, Theresa Popovich, Mary Semeraro, Helen Word and Anna Lopatosky. While a student at George Washington University, Eva was recruited by “Wild Bill” Donovan to join the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). She was sent to London as secretary and subsequently to Paris and Wiesbaden as Admin and Reports Officer. In the CIA she served throughout Germany and Austria in various capacities and was later assigned to New Delhi as Reports Officer. After 28 years abroad, Eva served as Ops Support Officer in a CIA technical office, set up an automatic data processing program, and was responsible for ops and admin communications to personnel in the Near East and Africa. Eva was a life member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (elected to the Board in 1993), V.O.S.S., the Central Intelligence Retiree Association (C.I.R.A.) and Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge (V.B.O.B.) where she served as chapter president in 1997. She was a political assistant for the Department of State Foreign Service Institute, the Republican Presidential Task Force, the National Republican Congressional Committee and was on the American Security Council National Advisory Board. Eva‘s life, spent in service to God and her country, was accomplished with a great sense of duty, honor, and courage. Asked many times to write a book about her life and adventures, she would respond, “I took an oath to keep my work secure and I have to honor that promise.” Eva‘s integrity would grace the lives of all, be they her beloved family, friends, or heads of state. Her funeral service will be held Friday, 10:30 a.m. from the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Avenue, Newington followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. at Church of St. Helena, 30 Echo Lane, West Hartford. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Newington Memorial. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be made to Retirement Fund Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 643 Burritt St., New Britain, CT 06053. To share a memory with her family, please visit us at: www.newingtonmemorial.com www.newingtonmemorial.com

Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 18, 2009
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