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Anna (Duda) Kopec, 85, of West Groton died on December 8, 2014 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton. She was born in Pepperell on April 1, 1929 daughter of the late Albert and Anna Wzorek Duda, She grew up in Pepperell and was a graduate of Pepperell High School. Anna graduated from Burbank Hospital School of Nursing in 1951 and began her career at the Groton Hospital. She then worked at Nashoba Community Hospital in Ayer where she was a Nursing Supervisor and later in charge of Infection Control. Her nursing career spanned nearly 50 years.
Mrs. Kopec was married in 1951 and has made her home in West Groton since then. She was a member of St. James Church in West Groton and loved her career as a nurse. Her hobbies included reading, crossword puzzles, animals, bird watching and traveling. She and her husband traveled extensively throughout Europe including France (especially Normandy), Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg, Wales and England.
Her survivors include her husband Stanley Kopec, Sr. of West Groton, a son Stanley Kopec Jr, and his wife Bobbye of Pepperell, a daughter Nancy Kopec of Windham, NH, and a brother Thaddeus "Ted" Duda of Pepperell.
Visiting Hours will be held at the Badger Funeral Home 45 School Street, Groton, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Dec 12 at 10:30 am at Our Lady of Grace Parish - St. James Church in West Groton. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent "In memory of Anna Kopec" and mailed to MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844