Marion F. Popielnicki of Buzzards Bay, formerly of Pocasset, died September 23. She was 91.

Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of Edward and Alice Smith.

She and Edwin J. Popielnicki wed on June 19, 1950, and had recently celebrated 71 years of marriage. They raised three children together.

Ms. Popielnicki had attended St. Mary's Church in New Bedford and was most recently a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Pocasset.

In addition to her husband, she leaves their children, Elaine Ellms and her husband, Scott Ellms, of New Bedford, Jo-Ann Blanchette and her husband, Ron Blanchette, of Chester, New Hampshire, and Ted Popielnicki and his wife, Ana Popielnicki, of Pocasset; six grandsons, Philip Skypeck of North Smithfield, Rhode Island, Daniel Skypeck of Cumberland, Rhode Island, Andrew Skypeck of New Bedford, Christopher Blanchette of Amesbury, Daniel Tavarez-Feliu of Pocasset, and Gabriel Tavarez-Feliu of Pocasset; three great-grandchildren; and extended family.

A celebration of her life will be Friday, October 1, at 10 AM at St. Mary's Church, 343 Tarkiln Hill Road in New Bedford.

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