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Julian Lipinski, 92

ADAMS, Mass. — Julian F. Lipinski, 92, of Adams passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, where he had been admitted a week earlier.

He was born in Adams on Upper East Hoosac Street on August 19, 1927, to John and Josephine (Cwalinski) Lipinski, both parents being immigrants from Poland during World War I. He grew up during the great depression on the east side of Adams and never left, raising his family on East Road where he lived for the last 62 years.

He graduated from the St. Stanislaus Kostka Grammar School and then the Adams Memorial High School with the class of 1945. He soon started work at General Electric Company in Pittsfield, retiring after 40 years of service in the power transformer division.

He was a lifelong communicant of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church and he was a proud member of the historic vigil to keep open the church for mass and services. Over the years he enjoyed polka dancing, bowling, skiing, fishing, scratch tickets and most of all, spending time with his family at countless get-togethers.

He leaves behind his devoted wife of 67 years, the former Helen Danforth, who lovingly and unendingly cared for her husband, especially for the last seven years after he suffered a debilitating stroke. He also leaves behind three children, his daughter Christine Duquette (James Duquette), and two sons, David (Geeta Thapa) and John (Rebecca Weisman); three grandchildren, Lindsey Duquette Brown (Tyler Brown), Joshua Lipinski (Jacque Pierce) and Pranam Lipinski; one great-grandchild, Abbey Brown; and many nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents; sisters Rosie Alibozek, Stella Blazejewski and Genevieve Kolodziej; as well as his brothers, Benedict, Frank and Stephen.

Funeral notice: The funeral will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 10:30 a..m. from the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St., Adams, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, celebrated by Rev. Steven Montesanti, Pastor.

Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday morning from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, P.O. Box 231, Adams, MA 01220 or to Hospice Care in the Berkshires, 877 South St., Pittsfield, MA 01201. To leave a message of condolence, or for directions, please go online to

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Hard to believe, Julian was the second of my high school class to pass this month, Dorothy Howcroft(nee Johnson) was the other. We knew each other very well. Small town. My sympathies to all.
from: arthur foxon: 11-15-2019

Dave, I'm sorry for your loss. May your dad rest in peace.
from: Susan O'Connoron: 11-06-2019

Helen, Dave, Geeta, Josh,Pranam, I am so sorry for the loss of Julian. He was an amazing man. I knew him from the days of him being a Hoosac valley hurricane fan. Never had anyone bled red for every sport he was a fan of. I remember after a crushing loss in the western mass soccer playoffs he had seen me after a loss in a game we all knew we should of won after the game everything was in a haze and he pulled me to this side and said it has been a pleasure to have watched me for all these years work so hard and give everything I had and that the game has taught me a lot I can learn to apply in life. He was a man of wisdom and Iíll never forget that.

Rest In Peace Julian! You will be sorely missed.

from: Nathan Girardon: 11-06-2019

We are very Sorry for your loss. Julian was a Great Husband, Father, Friend and Person to know. May he rest in Eternal Love. Tom, Suzanne, Mike and Chris
from: Tom & Suzanne Stefanikon: 11-03-2019

David - sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
from: Richard Farnhamon: 11-01-2019

David - sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.
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