Hoppe, Michael John Mr. Michael John Hoppe, age 56, passed away at his home on May 25, 2009. Michael is the father of Melissa S. Hoppe of Bethany; son of Margaret Patterson Hoppe of Bethany and the late Harris Hoppe; brother of Linda Dejlitko of Northford, James Hoppe of Bethany, Steven Hoppe of Meriden and the late Carol and Jeanne Hoppe. Michael was a machinist for the Rockbestos Company and a member of the Bethany Athletic Association. Friends are invited to visit with his family from 9 to 10 AM on Thursday, May 28, 2009 in BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave. Hamden and may attend his Funeral Service at 10 AM. Burial will follow in Bethany Congregational Cemetery. Contributions in Michael's Memory may be made to: Masonic Hospice Home Care, 33 North Plains Industrial Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Mike was a great guy. We had a lot of good times with union business and softball. He will be greatly missed. God is getting a good man. God bless you.

  2. Jim Our deepest sympathies are sent to you and your family at this difficult time. God bless you, your family, and your brother Michael.

  3. Linda and Family, We are deeply sorry to hear about the passing of Michael. Please accept our deepest sympathy and know that you will all be in our prayers. Joann and Michael Maggio

  4. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. Although no words can really help ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. Melissa-may you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you. Hold tight to the memories for comfort. Love, Michelle

  5. Melissa I’m so sorry for your loss. Your dad had such a warm and loving personality. When I think of him I will alway remember the twinkle in his eye when he laughed.

  6. Melissa, Jimmy and Mrs. Hoppe: I am so sad to hear of Mike’s passing. He was such a good Dad, son and brother but also a very good friend. We all had many good times with him. My condolences and love to you and your whole family. I will see you tomorrow. Arie

  7. My best memories of my dad will be times on the beach in cape cod and his loving nature. He was a hard worker and a great man who had great friends with good picnics and BBQ’s! He was the best Dad I could ask for!! I love you dad!!!

  8. our melis, there are no words that could say what our hearts feel…but you know. we love you as our daughter. you have so many happy memories , keep those always and laugh again .your dad raised a caring,loving and thoughtful daughter. he smiles and watches you now from a better place. always, claudia and joe

  9. I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed the time I spent with Mike both on the softball field and off the field. He was such a great guy and will be missed. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  10. Melis – It is so hard to try to find the words that will help comfort you right now. Just know that your dad is now at peace, in a better place. I’m sure he is looking down on you right now – with a big smile on his face – so proud of the daughter that he raised. With all our love…

  11. Jim Our deepest sympathies are sent to you and your family at this difficult time. God bless you, your family, and your brother Michael.

  12. Melis – It is so hard to try to find the words that will help comfort you right now. Just know that your dad is now at peace, in a better place. I’m sure he is looking down on you right now – with a big smile on his face – so proud of the daughter that he raised. With all our love…

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