Lena Dorothy (Bartos)
Kopinto, aged 90, passed away on April 16, 2017 at Elaine Manor, Hadley, MA.
She was born on June 20, 1926 in South Deerfield, MA. The daughter of Alexander
and Katherine Bartos. Lena graduated from Deerfield High School in 1945. She
then graduated from cosmetology school in Greenfield, MA.in 1946. She married
Stanley Kopinto on June 2, 1947 and the made their home and raided their family
in Amherst, MA.
Lena loved gardening, cutting
hair, cooking, and her family most of all. One could not enter her home without
being greeted by the wafting smells of a delicious meal or desert. She was an
exceptional cook who put her love for her family in every meal. When she was
not in her home caring for her husband and three sons, she worked at the Beauth
Bar in Amherst. Whether by cooking for them, or cutting their hair, or with her
smile alone, Lena spent her life loving and caring for her family.
Lena is survived by her husband
Stanley, three sons, Lester (Gail), Charlie (Jan), and Robert (Karen): four
grandchildren, Corey, Alison-Kate, Brian (Audrey), and Jamie; three great-
grandchildren, Grace, Sawyer, and Beckett. She is also survived by her sister
Kathryn (Chester) of Greenfield, Mass. Lena was predeceased by 10 brothers and
sisters: Albeena, Andrew, Amelia, Frances, William, Josephine, Alexander Jr.,
Roman, and Edwin.
Funeral services will be held on
Thursday, April 20th, beginning at 9:30AM from the Wrisley Funeral
Home, 90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial
at 11:00AM to be celebrated in Holy Family Church, 29 Sugarloaf Street, South
Deerfield. Lena will be laid to rest at St. Brigid’s’ Cemetery, Rocky Hill
Road, Hadley, MA. following the services.
Lena will be remembered by those
who love her for her kind loving heart and unending devotion to those whom she
Heartfelt thanks to the
caregiving professionals at Elaine Manor, Hadley, MA. Donations in Lena’s honor
may be made to the Capital Fund Drive, c/o Holy Family Church, Sugarloaf
Street, South Deerfield, Mass. 01373.
Expressions of sympathy are
available at: www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com