Obituary: Elizabeth A. Kopp

Elizabeth A. Kopp

SOUTHBURY — Elizabeth “Betty” A. Kopp, 86, wife of the late Joseph W. Kopp, passed away peacefully on Jan. 11, 2017, at Waterbury Hospital with her family by her side.

Betty was born on May 17, 1930, in Watervliet, N.Y. to the late Stefan and Elizabeth (Dembicki) Rynecki. She was a graduate of Naugatuck High School and she graduated Magna Cum Laude with her bachelor’s degree from Takeo Post University. After 25 years, she retired from Uniroyal Chemical and became a licensed realtor. Betty was active in the Woodbury and Southbury senior centers, where she enjoyed playing cards, dancing and interacting with everyone.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Mary O’Neil (Timothy); son, James Kopp (Carina); daughter, Lynn Childs (James); her grandchildren, Amy Weed (Clyde), Daniel Cleary (Tara), Kelsey O’Neil Brackett (John), and Christopher O’ Neil; her great-grandchildren, Daniel and Brielle Cleary, and her pet dog and companion, Piper.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church St., Naugatuck. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Calling hours are Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Francis-St. Hedwig School, 294 Church St., Naugatuck, CT 06770.

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