NAUGATUCK — Theresa A.(Rykowski) Hoppe, 84, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 at Saint Mary’s Hospital.
Theresa was born in New Jersey on Oct. 18, 1929, daughter of the late Anthony and Helen (Kwasniewski) Rykowski. She was a longtime Naugatuck resident and had worked at Seth Thomas Clock Company, Heminway Bartlett Company as well as other various companies. She enjoyed her family and friends, polka dancing, bowling and traveling throughout New England. Mrs. Hoppe was a communicant of St. Vincent Ferrer Church and a member of the Ladies Guild.
She leaves her son, Gary E. Hoppe and his wife Cathleen of Hopkinton, Mass.; her two sisters, Helen DiStasio of Middlebury and Clara Cote of Southington; her close friend, Dan Vanotti; her former husband, Howard E. Hoppe; her two granddaughters, Kristen and Kathleen Hoppe, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Lynda Hoppe Cavagnaro and several brothers and sisters.
A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 1006 New Haven Road, Naugatuck. Please meet at the church at 10:45 a.m. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Cross Street, Naugatuck. Calling hours will be held on Thursday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to VNA Hospice, 50 Brookside Road, Waterbury, CT 06708.
To send an online condolence, visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.