Mrs. Carol Ann Popiel, 71 of Ubly, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2019 surrounded by her family while under the care of United Hospice Service of Marlette.
She was born on March 10, 1948 in Highland Park to the late Julius and Rose (Smolinski) Jachcik. She married Leonard Popiel on September 25, 1970 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hamtramck.
Carol Ann was a graduate of the Felician Academy in Detroit. She worked as a teller for Liberty State Bank for years. Carol Ann lived in Hamtramck and Detroit. She worked at Saratoga Hospital in Detroit for years until 1994 when she and her husband moved to Bad Axe. She then began working at Huron Memorial Hospital and worked there until she retired in 2016. She was a parishioner of St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Good Shepherd Parish in Ubly. Carol Ann was a member of the 3rd Order of St. Francis since she was 11 years old. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, trips to the casinos and feeding the dogs, cats and birds.
Carol Ann is survived by her husband of 49 years, Leonard of Ubly; three children, Julie Ann (Mathew) Parsons of St. Clair Shores, Joseph Popiel of Sterling Heights, Michael (Heather) Popiel of Ruth; five grandchildren, Justin, Autumn Rose, Leah Rain and Nolan Parsons, Myles Popiel; one brother, James (Nancy) Jachcik; one sister, Joyce (Gerald) Baranski.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Donald, Robert, Thomas and Arthur Jachcik.
Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 am Thursday, November 21 at St. John Catholic Church, Good Shepherd Parish in Ubly. Rev. Nate Harburg, pastor will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Ignatius Cemetery in the spring.
Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Wednesday from 12:00-7:00 pm and Thursday from 9:00-10:00 am. There will be a rosary recited Wednesday afternoon at 5:00 pm by Mr. Alger Lemke at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the 3rd Order of St. Francis in Carol Ann’s memory.