The Obit For Alex Kurpes

Alex C. Kurpes, 80
Former recreational manager
Febuary 14, 2012

LOWELL — Alex C. Kurpes, 80, of Lowell, died suddenly, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, of cardiac arrest with his beloved wife, Pamela, by his side. They would have celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary this year.

A son of the late Charles and the late Mary (Charles) Kurpes, he was born Oct. 17, 1931, and graduated from Swampscott High School.

In his youth, he was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Lynn and had played semi-professional baseball for four years while living in Kentucky. He had also previously lived in Florida.

Mr. Kurpes enjoyed spending time with his family, as well as playing golf, watching sports on television, and was an avid fan of the New England Patriots, the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Bruins.

He worked for 20 years with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Recreational Manager, maintaining parks, beaches and skating rinks throughout the North Shore.

In addition to his wife, Pamela, he is survived by his children, Deborah J. Bevilacqua and her husband Jack of Gloucester, Alan Kurpes of Gloucester, Andrew Kurpes and his wife Pamela of Milton, Charles Blaisdell and his wife Rebecca of Palm Harbor, Fla. and Gayle Smith of Hyannis; several grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was also the father of the late Alexander C. ‘Butchie’ Kurpes and brother of the late Polly Bulpett.

Service information: You are invited to his visitation 5 until 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 at the MCDONOUGH Funeral Home, 14 Highland St., Lowell (978 or 800) 458-6816. His funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.