Edward J. Kupiec

  • Born: January 10, 1925
  • Died: June 15, 2017
  • Location: Wakefield, Massachusetts

McDonald Funeral Home

19 Yale Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880

Tel. (781) 334-9966

Tribute & Message From The Family

Edward J. Kupiec, age 92, of Wakefield died Thursday, June 15 at his residence.

Born in Wakefield on January 10, 1925 he was the son of the late Joseph and Frances (Krzewicka) Kupiec.

Mr. Kupiec was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1942 and was also a graduate of Tufts University, Class of 1946. He was an Officer in the United States Navy and proudly served his country during WWII; and the ship he served on, the USS Vicksburg, was one of the first ships to enter Tokyo Bay after the Japanese surrendered. Until his passing, Mr. Kupiec was the oldest living past president of the West Side Social Club; where he thoroughly enjoyed his time spent at the club especially playing cards. He was also a member of the Wakefield Elks. Mr. Kupiec enjoyed hunting and fishing throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. He was also an excellent gardener and had a locally famous tomato garden.

He was the brother of the late George Kupiec and Alice Conley. He was the uncle of Dan Conley and his wife Marcia of CA, Jane Harrison and her husband Bruce of Wakefield, Mark Conley and his Trudy of Wakefield, and Michele Fossey and her husband Michael of Billerica. He was the great uncle of Colin, Taylor, Devin, Christopher, Katie, Jessica, and Matthew. He was predeceased by his longtime companion, Jeanne Karpinski.

His Funeral Service will be held in the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Thursday at 12pm. Visitation for relatives and friends at the Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5-7pm. Interment will be at Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield.


Condolence & Memory Journal

"Going up Party & Celebration of Life" aka "funeral"----
All of us have been to many funerals over the years, and it was always a sad and depressing affair leaving most people in tears and thinking of nothing but "the end"!
Ed's "going up party" was such a contrast! Illustrations of the highlights of his exciting life and all the family and people he enjoyed were on display. And many relatives shared their experiences with him and family. The Deacon who spoke at his burial was most dedicated but upbeat on the leaving and going up!
And the luncheon at the WSSC after was a wonderful opportunity for relatives and friends to exchange remembrances and bring each other up to date on their lives.
All in all, it was a wonderful "going up party" All traditional depressing funerals should be changed over to something positive as a step in our lives.
Congratulations to Ed's family for leading the way.

Sincerely, Bob Hale (next-door neighbor for over 7 decades.

Posted by Robert O. Hale - Wakefield, MA - Neighbor   June 23, 2017

To Eddie's family:
Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time.
What a wonderful man Eddie was. A perfect gentleman & an unassuming guy. We have know him through the WSSC for many years. We enjoyed seeing him at the club playing cards everyday!
May he Rest In Peace.
God Bless!
With sympathy,
Janet, Bill & Billy Bloom

Posted by Janet Bloom - Wakefield, MA - Friend   June 22, 2017

I was Eddie's neighbor for 7 decades. I knew him first the year he graduated from Tufts. Ever after, he had many interests and many friends, and was always very happy and active ---hunting, fishing, boating, gardening, card playing--name it and he enjoyed it. Also active in community as one of presidents of the West
Side Social Club. All plus having great parents, and later a wonderful companion for many years.
It was only for the past year that his health was deteriorating , and he was lucky enough to leave quickly and quietly with no long-term treatments and suffering.
What a life--I hope that he is as happy in the hear after and makes contacts with all his wonderful worldly friends and family.
Good Luck and God Bless, Bob Hale

Posted by Robert O. Hale - Wakefield, MA - Neighbor   June 21, 2017


Ed was an amazing man and gentleman. He was a well respected member of the West Side Social Club. He was also a great neighbor and friend. He will be greatly missed by so many. Prayers for his family.

Posted by Margie & John Doto - Wakefield, MA - Neighbor   June 19, 2017