Obituaries » Jane J. Konopacki (Zurawski)
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September 1, 1922 - December 9, 2016
Jane J. (Zurawski) Konopacki, 94, of Chicopee, died on Friday, December 9, 2016 at Willimansett Center West in Chicopee. She was employed as a splicer for the former UniRoyal Corp. of Chicopee. Jane was born on September 1, 1922 in Wielo Pole Skrzynskie, Poland. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Josephine (Gazda) Zurawski. Jane was a member of the Holy Mother of the Rosary Church and was active in the Women’s Sodality there. She was also active in the Springfield Garden Club and Daughters of the Nile. Jane loved gardening, doing ceramics and traveling all over the world. She is predeceased by her husband, Bronac “Bruno” W. Konopacki, who died on January 12, 2004; her two brothers, Max and Thaddeus Zurawski and her sister, Laura Warchol. Jane is survived by her two sons, Ronald Konopacki and his wife, Nancy of Suffield, CT and Donald Konopacki and his wife, Mary of Charlton; her daughter, Diane Makles and her husband, Edward of Ellington, CT, a brother, Walter Zurawski of Chicopee; six grandchildren, Kimberly Phillips and her husband, Rob, Kevin Makles and his wife, Cindy, Andrew Konopacki and his wife, Katherine, Lisa Konopacki, Victoria Konopacki and Chris Konopacki and two great grandchildren, Brett and Kayleigh Phillips. Jane’s funeral will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2016 from the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 69 East St. in Chicopee Falls at 9 am, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in Holy Mother of the Rosary Church, 26 Bell St. in Chicopee at 10 am. Burial will be in Holy Mother of the Rosary Cemetery. Calling hours are on Wednesday from 6 to 8 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Mother of the Rosary Church, 26 Bell St., Chicopee, MA 01013.