Biography: SHIRLEY M. COPPOLA
CANASTOTA- Shirley M. Coppola, 84, formerly of South Peterboro Street and Belleview Drive, died early Saturday morning, June 5, 2021, in the Masonic Home, Utica, where she had been a resident for the past nine years, following a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
Born in Utica, on January 4, 1937, she was the daughter of Ralph and Harriet Munson Whipple. Shirley was a graduate of Whitesboro High School. She married William P. Coppola in Rome on June 8, 1957, moving to Canastota in 1969, where they first resided on West Hickory Street. Mr. Coppola died on October 3, 2001.
For eight years, Shirley was a food demonstrator for Price Chopper Stores. She was a communicant of St. Agatha’s Church, a member of the Mother of Twins, TOPS, served as a Girl Scout leader, enjoyed camping in the Adirondacks, was an avid reader of the Bible, loved nature, cats, painting and traveling.
Surviving are her three daughters, Barbara Coppola of Cortland, Lauri (Christopher) Fortino of Dewitt and Linda (Timothy) Kautzman of Chittenango; her three sons, William P. Coppola, Jr.,Frank (Colette) Coppola and Kenneth Coppola, all of Canastota, her ten grandchildren, William Coppola III, Sarah Coppola, Kevin Coppola, Kurt Coppola, Sean Coppola, Cody Kautzman, Bailey Kautzman, Cindy Coville, Eric Coville and Olivia Jacobs; two sisters, Jean Volpe of Sun City Center, Florida and Carolyn Santoro of Utica; one brother, Charles (Fran)Whipple of Utica; and several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by a brother and his wife, James and Belle Whipple.
Funeral services will be held 10 AM, Wednesday, from St. Agatha’s Church, Canastota, where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be made in St. Agatha’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Inc., 300 South Peterboro Street, Canastota, 3-7 PM, Tuesday. Contributions, in her memory, may be made to the Opportunity Shop, 128 E. Center St. Canastota, NY 13032
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