SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

February 1, 2014

Anna Konopka, 89


SALEM — Anna (Drebit) Konopka, 89, of Macungie, PA, formerly of Salem and Peabody, wife of the late Walter M. Konopka, died Wednesday evening, January 29, 2014, with family at her side.

Born in Peabody, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Barbara (Holda) Drebit.

Following graduation from high school, she attended Banford Academy for hairdressing in Boston and was employed as a hairdresser during the 1940s. Later, she was employed at Hytron in Salem and retired in 1989 from Unitrode in Salem where she worked in quality control.

Before moving to Pennsylvania, Anna was a resident of Salem for most of her life and was a communicant of St. James Church. She enjoyed designing and making her own clothes.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John S. and Sandra Konopka of Peabody, Gary M. and Mary Konopka of Macungie, PA and with whom she resided; seven grandchildren, Amanda, Lisa, Judith, Michael, Suzanne, John, Jr. and Christopher; 11 great-grandchildren, Charlie Berl, Ivy Marie, Noland Berl, Max Edward, Josh Brady, Ayden John, Aynslee Elizabeth, Alice Marie, Kaden Michael, Stanley and Malachi Jeremiah; along with several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Mary Chruniak and Benjamin Drebit.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at 9 a.m. from the Full-Spychalski Funeral Home, 84 Washington Square East, by Salem Common, Salem, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at the St. James Church, Salem. Visiting hours are Monday, 5 to 8 p.m. Burial is in St. Mary Cemetery, Salem. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. For those who desire, donations may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or at www.StJude.org. For online guest book and directions, visit www.SalemFuneral.com.