Philip M. Kopiec, 56, of Westborough, died unexpectedly on Monday, September 15, 2008. He was born in Newton, MA on August 18, 1952.
Phil is survived by his mother, Shirley (Moore) Kopiec; a sister, Sandra Kopiec both of Worcester; and a niece, Wendy Vogel and her son Andrew Fraser of West Boylston. He was pre-deceased by his father Andrew Kopiec in 1969, and by his sister Marcia Vogel in 2007.
Phil grew up in Worcester and graduated from Doherty Memorial High School and attended Quinsigamond Community College. He worked at Carlstrom Pressed Metal in Westborough and has been working there for many years, he had previously worked at Bay State Abrasives. He served his nation in the United States Navy and was a member of the Northborough American Legion Post 234, where he served as an Honor Guard. He was an avid Red Sox fan and a former Little League All Star. Phil also enjoyed golfing, gardening, and landscaping. He was a member of The First Congregational Church of Worcester. Phil will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Calling hours will be held Saturday, September 20, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. in MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester, with a service at 3 p.m. in the funeral home. Private burial will be in Hope Cemetery, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Massachusetts Veterans Shelter, 69 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605