DANIELSON, CT - John Poplawski, Jr., 67, formerly of 43 Welsh Street, died Friday, November 10, 2017 in Davis Place after a long illness.
He leaves three siblings, Rose M. Tiernan and her husband Thomas of West Haven, CT, Mary B. Thiesing and her husband Robert of Jupiter, FL, and Thomas Poplawski and his wife Kathleen of Thompson, CT; several nephews, several nieces, a grandnephew, several grandnieces and several cousins; and an aunt, Wanda Poplawski of Thompson, CT.
He was born in Webster, MA and raised in Thompson, CT, a son of John Poplawski, Sr. and Rose M. (Romanek) Poplawski. He lived there until moving to Danielson 19 years ago.
Mr. Poplawski worked in a variety of jobs for many years at the former John Dempsey Center in Putnam, CT and then for Northeast Placement Services in Woodstock, CT. He was a member of Saint Joseph Church in North Grosvenordale. He enjoyed participating in Special Olympics at Ellis Tech in Danielson and in Willimantic. Among his numerous awards, he earned gold medals in track and in swimming.
The funeral will be held Friday, November 17, at 10:30 AM in Saint Joseph Church, 12 Main St., North Grosvenordale, CT (please meet at the church). Burial will be in Saint Joseph Garden of Peace, Webster. Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 PM on Thursday, November 16, in Scanlon Funeral Service, 38 East Main Street, Webster. Donations in his name may be made to Northeast Placement Services (NEPS), PO Box 185, S. Woodstock, CT 06267-0185. Arrangements are under the direction of Sitkowski & Malboeuf Funeral Home, 340 School St., Webster, MA.