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Gene M. Lopes

November 12, 2021


Gene M. (Korlacki) Lopes, 72, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 12, 2021.  Gene (Mike) was the beloved wife of fifty years to the late Robert J. Lopes.

Gene was born in Taunton, MA to the late Francis J Korlacki and Mary (Lafontaine) Korlacki.

Mike was an electro-mechanical engineer at Texas Instruments for thirty years. She previously worked at BPM market in Taunton. Mike loved being outdoors in the winter months. She taught ice-skating lessons to the neighborhood kids, was an apprentice stuntman and an avid cook. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and made all her grand-children’s Halloween costumes. Her grandchildren and great grandchild were the highlight of her days.  

Mrs. Lopes is survived by two daughters: Janice L Munroe and her husband Stephen of North Dighton; Kerri Lopes and her husband Mark Ready of North Dighton; two sisters: Lenora Rodrigue of Raynham and Deanna Butler of North Dighton; three grandchildren: Stephen, Thomas and Kristopher; one great-grandchild Owen; along with several nieces and nephews. 

She is predeceased by her brother Francis Korlacki.  

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Taunton, MA 02780

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