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Obituary for Shirley M. Karpenski (Lundergan)

Shirley Marie Lundergan Karpenski, 90 of Pittsfield, passed away October 30, 2023 at Berkshire Medical Center.

Born in Dalton, MA on January 15, 1933, she was the daughter of Alfred and Florence Demary White.

She attended Dalton schools and St. Joseph High School.

Shirley married her first husband, Robert F. Lundergan in 1951. He predeceased her in 1991. She then married her second husband Stanley J. Karpenski in 1997. He predeceased her in 2008.

Mrs. Karpenski was a supervisor of the housekeeping department at Hillcrest Hospital for 15 years, retiring in 1987. Prior to working at Hillcrest, she had been employed at Berkshire Medical Center in the dietary department.

A communicant of St. Joseph’s Church, she enjoyed gardening and oil painting.

Mrs. Karpenski is survived by her son, William F. Lundergan and wife Pamela Sciola Lundergan of Pittsfield; her son in-law, Joseph W. Koprek of Pittsfield; stepson, Peter S. Karpenski of Pittsfield; stepdaughter, Marilyn E. Williams, of Virginia; as well as two grandchildren, Adam J. Koprek and Ryan W. Lundergan.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Deborah J. Koprek in 2016; her two brothers, Alfred and Robert White and a sister, Cecile Freeman.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held, Friday, November 3, 2023 at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, celebrated by Rev. Msgr. Michael Shershanovich, Pastor. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Calling hours will be held, Thursday, November 2, 2023 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Dery Funeral Home, 54 Bradford St, Pittsfield, MA 01201. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in her name to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation in care of the funeral home.