Edward G. Perlak

August 11, 1928 - May 31, 2023
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Edward G. Perlak, 94, of Ludlow, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.  Son of the late Joseph and Sophia (Rusin) Perlak, he was born in Chicopee on August 11, 1928.  Ed proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army Air Force during the World War II occupation of Japan.  A graduate of AIC, he was the plant Controller for the John H. Breck division of the American Cyanamid Co.  He served as a director and treasurer of the company’s credit union.  Ed was a devout and active communicant of Christ the King Parish in Ludlow where he served as a Eucharistic Minister, Collector and Lector for 45 years.  A member of the Men’s Guild, he also served on the Parish’s Building Committee, Annual Catholic Appeal Committee and Picnic Committee.  Ed was a youth baseball coach, a former member of the Ludlow Tennis Club and the National Association of Accountants.

Ed is survived by his children and their spouses Edward Perlak and his wife Patricia of Dalton, MA; Frederick Perlak and his wife Marita of Chesterfield, MO  and Regina Egan and her husband Charles of Brewster, MA.  In addition, Ed was a devoted grandfather to Kimberly Perlak, Elizabeth Perlak, Ted Perlak, Daniel Perlak Anna McCarthy, Carolyn Egan and Matthew Egan.  Ed is also survived by 6 great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his wife Helen (Chwalek) Perlak in 2012.

Funeral services for Ed will be Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 9:00 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St., Ludlow, MA followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in Christ the King Church.  Rites of Committal with Military Honors will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be Tuesday, June 6, 2023 from 5:00-7:00 PM.  Donations in Ed’s memory may be made to your favorite charity.

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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home


64 Sewall Street
Ludlow, MA 01056

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Time: 9:00 am

Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home


64 Sewall Street
Ludlow, MA 01056

Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Time: 10:00 am

Christ the King Catholic Church


41 Warsaw Avenue, Ludlow, MA, 1056

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Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Time: 11:15 am

St. Aloysius Cemetery


1273 Berkshire Avenue, Indian Orchard, MA, 1151

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Donation Information

Donations in Ed’s memory may be made to your favorite charity.


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Born: August 11, 1928
Died: May 31, 2023

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Suzi Higgins posted on 6/3/23

Condolences to all family and friends May God bless you and surround you all with peace and love.


Kevin Nolan posted on 6/3/23

Dear Ed, Fred and Reggie, I am very sorry for your loss. Both our families on Prospect Street were blessed with incredible men for fathers. Ed Perlak represented three of the most important qualities a person can have, he was Humble, Hard Working and Smart. While never boastful, when asked, he would share his pride in his incredibly accomplished children, but mostly liked to talk about his grandchildren. whether they were world class musicians, trainers, or leaders in business or hospitality, it was clear that Ed's intellect and hard work were being passed down. Ed always seemed genuinely happy to see you and was one of the best listeners I knew. He would surprise me on how well read and up to date he was on business and the market. I hope Helen isn't giving him too much grief for making here wait, but I am sure she knows he was needed here, making the world a better place. I will miss our glass and wine and chats. Your friend and neighbor, Kevin