Alice (Oparowski) Quirk

September 21, 1937 - October 31, 2020
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Alice (Oparowski) Quirk, 83, a longtime Springfield resident passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2020.  Daughter of the late Anthony and Wanda (Dubiel) Oparowski, she was born September 21, 1937 in Springfield.  Alice received her Bachelor’s degree from Westfield State College and was an elementary teacher in the Springfield Public Schools for many years.  She loved all New England sports, especially the Red Sox and UMass.

Alice is survived by her children Lauren Barrett and her husband George of Suffield, CT, Kathleen DiCarlo and her husband William of Jay, VT; Thomas Quirk and his wife Annette of Portland, OR; Timothy Quirk and his wife Erin of Cooperstown, NY; her sister Diane Litwin and her husband Gary of Ludlow.  She also leaves her beloved grandchildren Jillian, Natalie, Audrey, Drew and Ally; her devoted significant other Richard Plowucha and her close friend Joanie Parent.  Sadly, she was predeceased by her husband Andrew Quirk in 1993.

All services are private. There are no calling hours.  Should family and friends desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jay Focus Group (JFG); High School Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 325, N. Troy, VT 05859.

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Should family and friends desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jay Focus Group (JFG); High School Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 325, N. Troy, VT 05859.


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Born: September 21, 1937
Died: October 31, 2020

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Kate Kogut Mulveyhill posted on 11/11/20

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Kate Kogut Mulveyhill posted on 11/11/20

Kathy, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies for you, and your family. Kate


Annie Richardson-Cota posted on 11/3/20

Dear Kathy, Bill and All, We are so sorry for your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Sending you all hugs and love. Annie and Randy


Georgina Serra posted on 11/3/20

Kathy, I’m so sorry about your loss. I remember your mom well. The pretty lady who knitted the most beautiful sweaters. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Thinking of you. Georgina Serra


Lorna Johnson posted on 11/2/20

I feel so lucky that I was able to know Alice when she would come up to Vermont to visit or when we came down to MA for an appointment, lunch, or to the beach. We both taught 4th grades and loved it. She will always have a special place in all your hearts and memories. Thank-you for sharing her with me. Hugs to all!!


Noël Harrington posted on 11/2/20

Kathleen so sorry to hear of your moms passing. Thinking of you and your entire family during this very difficult time.


Penny DeBarge posted on 11/2/20

I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss. My mom always said when you lose someone you love, just place your hand over your heart and you'll find them there. May all your wonderful memories sustain you during this time.


Susan Butler posted on 11/2/20

Dear Kathy I am so sorry to hear about your mom passing my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family I am here if you need anything love ya ❤️❤️Sue and George


James Sipperly posted on 11/2/20

To all: may the pain lessen and the memories sweeten every day!