Lucy A. Coppola, 93

Lucy A. Coppola, 93

MARBLEHEAD — Lucy A. (Leonardi) Coppola, of Marblehead, passed away peacefully on July 8, 2019 at the age of 93. She was the loving wife for 68 years to James E. Coppola, who predeceased her. 

The daughter of Italian immigrants, the late Salvatore and Concetta Leonardi, sister to the late Joseph A. Leonardi, Mary R. (Leonardi) Cataldo and Francis (Leonardi) Giuffrida, she was born in Lawrence and raised in Lynn. After graduating from Lynn English High School she attended the Kathleen Dell School in Brookline and worked at a prominent radio station in Boston. 

Mrs. Coppola was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish in Marblehead and contributed her time and energy to many church committees and functions. She was an excellent cook and loved preparing Italian dishes for her family. In addition to cooking, her talents included playing the piano, calligraphy, gardening and flower arranging where she collected numerous blue ribbons at the Topsfield Fair. She enjoyed the warm climate of Sarasota, Fla., where she and her husband shared a winter home for 25 years. But most of all she cherished the time she spent with her husband and large family.

She was a devoted mother to her children: James Jr. (Janet) of Marblehead, Joseph (Nancy) of LaCrosse, Wis., Rosemary (Edmund) of Holliston, and Thomas of Marblehead; to her grandchildren: John, Lauren (Thomas) Kayola, David (Elizabeth), Leah, Daniel (Kathryn), Elizabeth, James (Molly), Matthew (Anastasia), Peter (Laura), Anna, Colleen (Philip) Gawrys, Claire, James (Laura), Lucie, Angela, Samantha and Roseanna; to her 10 great-grandchildren: Emily, John, Meghan, Molly, Dennis, James, Hazel, Lucy, Nevaeh, Thomas, Henry; and to her many nieces and nephews.  

Service information: Her funeral will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St. (Route 1A), Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Marblehead. Burial will follow in Star of the Sea Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Friday from 3-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish, 85 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead, MA 01945 and to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. Directions and guestbook at


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