Linda K. (Kay) Popiel, 68, Potsdam
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 8:14 pm

Mrs. Linda K. (Kay) Popiel, age 68, of Potsdam, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital. Arrangements are with the Garner Funeral Service in Potsdam.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Popiel will be held on Monday, October 17, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the New Hope Community Church in Potsdam, with Rev. John K. Ault celebrant. Burial will follow the service at Bayside Cemetery in Potsdam. Friends may call at the New Hope Community Church in Potsdam on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Contributions in her memory can be made to the New Hope Community Church @ 33 Grant St. Potsdam, NY 13676 or to the Potsdam Humane Society @ 17 Madrid Ave. Potsdam, NY 13676.

Kay is survived by her husband, Peter Popiel of Raymondville; a daughter, Amy (Barry) Ouimet of North Bangor; her sons, Brian Popiel (Michelle) of Bristow, VA, Jonathan Popiel of Potsdam, and Michael Popiel of Raymondville; a sister, Judith Haer of Lakeland, FL; and her grandchildren, Tatiana, Brianna and Darienne Popiel all of Bristow, VA.

Kay Popiel was born on April 5, 1943 in Indiana, PA to the late Clyde M. and Dorothy Priester Risinger. She was a graduate of Indiana Area High School and then attended Devereaux Institute and received her diploma in Early Child Care. On Novemer 17, 1967 she was married to Peter J. Popiel at the Heinz Memorial Chapel on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Linda worked in the daycare business in Indiana, PA for a few years until they moved to Potsdam in 1971. In Potsdam she was active in operating a Daycare Facility for many years.

She enjoyed traveling and was very fond of her dogs. Online condolences can be sent at