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Edward A. Poplaski, 66

June 30, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Edward Anthony Poplaski, 66, of North Adams, Mass., died peacefully Saturday, June 30, 2018, at his home.

He was born in North Adams, Mass., on August 11, 1951, son of Edward and Esther (Mazza) Poplaski. He attended local schools and graduated from Drury High School with the class of 1969.

Ed was the self-employed proprietor of County Auto Appraisal for over 41 years. He was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church.  Ed enjoyed cooking, winemaking, gardening, hunting, and fishing.  He was a diehard New York Yankees baseball fan, and held a lifelong rivalry with his brother-in-law, friend and nemesis Boston Red Sox fan, John Penna. His two granddaughters were the light of his life. And his beloved dogs – Heidi and Nora, man's best friend.

He is survived by his wife, Jeannie M. (Driscoll) Poplaski, whom he married on September 4, 1977; two daughters, Erin E. Poplaski of North Adams and Mallory P. Lepotakis and her husband, Christopher, of Pittsfield, Mass.; one son, Jeffrey Edward Poplaski of New York, N.Y.; two granddaughters, Sydney T. Ciepiela and Sawyer L. Ciepiela; one sister, Judith Poirot and her husband, Charles, of Florida, Mass.; father-in-law James J. Driscoll; brothers and sisters-in-law James and Sue Driscoll, Judy and Shawn Lampiasi, Joan and John Penna, Jack and Debbie Driscoll and Janice Carnute; and several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his mother-in-law, Patricia Driscoll; and brother-in-law, Russell Carnute.

Ed was a beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, uncle, friend and man. He never wavered on his values, character and integrity. We all take comfort in knowing that he is now reunited with his lifelong best friend, Wes Primmer. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Funeral notice: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Edward Poplaski will be celebrated Friday, July 6, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church.  Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery.

Calling hours at Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapel, 521 West Main St. North Adams, Mass., are Thursday, July 5, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Special Olympics or Berkshire Humane Society in care of the funeral home.

Recollections & Sympathy For the Family
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Jeannie and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my prayers during this difficult time.
from: Hillary Olesonon: 07-05-2018

To Edís family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Ed was a great guy with many memories of hunting fishing and palenta dinners enjoyed with him. My father worked for Ed for many years and greatly enjoyed the friendship they had. He will be missed by many .
My deepest sympathy.
from: Mark Meehanon: 07-04-2018

So sad to hear of Ed's passing he was a sweet cousin...he will be missed!
from: Janis Poplaski Luczynskion: 07-03-2018

so sorry for your loss-you are in my thoughts and prayers.
from: Kellie Harris Porteron: 07-03-2018

Grew up with Ed. I will always remember the hunting trips we took with his dad.So sorry to hear of his passing. May he rest in peace.
from: Al J Mancusoon: 07-03-2018

Ed and I grew up together in the School Street neighborhood of North Adams. Quite simply, one could not have had a finer friend. His passing is a painful loss but to those who shared many wonderful memories with Ed, his life will live in our hearts forever.
from: Mike Mancusoon: 07-03-2018

Jeannie, Mallory, Erin and Jeffrey and all the family,
Words cannot express the loss you are feeling right now. I believe that God has called him home for his reasons and you, some day, will reunite. Until then, you have so many memories that will remain in your heart and in time, those memories will make you smile again. Much love to you all💗
from: Michelle DeRoseon: 07-02-2018

Jeannie I'm so sorry to hear of Eddie's passing. Your family, and Esther and Pop were true friends to my mom and dad. RIP Chief.
from: David Spooneron: 07-02-2018

To Ed's family,
Sorry for your loss. Ed was a great guy. Keeping you in my thoughts
from: Bet (Mastroianni) Azaron: 07-02-2018

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