March 1, 1928 ~ June 16, 2020

Born in: Piana di Monteverna, Italy
Resided in: Hamden, CT

Ersilia Coppola, 92, of Hamden passed away peacefully on June 16, 2020 at Connecticut Hospice. She was the beloved wife of 63 years to the late Antonio Coppola. Born in Piana di Monteverna, Italy on March 1, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Giovannina DeSiato Friello. Ersilia is survived by her three children, Giovanna, Rosamaria, and Joseph Coppola, all of Hamden. She was predeceased by her three brothers, Domenico, Peppino, and Guido Friello, and her sister, Maria Lombardi. A resident of Hamden since 1973, she was a superb homemaker who was blessed with a green thumb and loved gardening. She also had a knack for sewing. Always a proper and reserved lady, Ersilia never settled for anything less than perfection. Her selflessness and dedication will be missed by all, especially by her family, who looked up to her as their “North Star.”

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, June 18th at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Hamden. Visitation will be held prior to Mass, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Avenue, Hamden. Burial will follow in Centerville Cemetery.


Visitation: June 18, 2020 9:30 - 10:30 am

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


Mass of Christian Burial: June 18, 2020 11:00 am

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
2819 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


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  1. Ciao zia, ho avuto la fortuna di conoscerti pochi mesi fa e ne sono veramente grata! Che la terra ti sia lieve! Proteggi i tuoi figli ❤️ Abbracci dalla famiglia in Italia 💕

  2. Ciao zia, anche se per quasi tutta la nostra vita siamo state lontane, per me sei stata una presenza costante e affettuosa e lo sarai sempre. Ti voglio bene. Riposa in pace.

  3. Se volevano rendere più belli i giardini del paradiso, hanno sicuramente trovato la persona giusta. Insieme a tua sorella Maria sarà un’esplosione di verde e di colori.
    Ciao Zia Ersilia, salutaci Zia Maria, gli Zii Antonio, Mimì e Peppino, papà Guido e mamma Romana.

    Antonella e Pierluigi

  4. So so sorry for the loss of your Mom🙏🏻 I know how ur feeling…Nothing like a Mothers love…May she Rest In Peace..Hope u have some comfort in that she at peace 🙏🏻 Thinking and praying for u and ur loved ones🙏🏻😢

  5. Thank you all for your prayers and condolences, it meant and it will always mean a lot to us.. ❤ The Mass for our mother was truly beautiful and with our choice of music, Amazing Grace, Ave Maria, One Bread one Body, In Paradisum. Father Dolan was wonderful in his words celebrating my mother ‘s life. 😥🌷🙏 💔 Much love to you all…❤

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